Today I am showing you how to easily blend your alcohol inks to create some vibrant backgrounds.
For todays project I am using Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. The only other product you need is 91% or higher Isopropyl Alcohol.
I will give a brief overview, but I recommend watching the video tutorial for better understanding.
The first way to blend your inks is to take several coordinating colors and place several drops of each color alcohol ink on your substrate. I am using Dura Bright White synthetic paper, Yupo and Vellum work well also. Once you have all your ink on your panel you then use gravity to move your ink around.
The second way is to again saturate your panel with your alcohol inks then let it air dry. Once Dry, prop the panel up in a box or Splat Box and heavily spray your 91% Isopropyl Alcohol over your entire panel and again use gravity to blend your colors together.
In the video I also share that I made acetate overlays for my rubber stamps so that I could easily see what my panel would look like incase I need to blend more or flip the blended panel around.
The video has all the details. If you have trouble watching here on the blog, click here to watch on Youtube.
I paired these panels with a couple silhouette stamps from Maker Forte, but any silhouette stamp will work.
Here are each of the panels up close. Under each panel I have listed the Alcohol Inks used in the order I used them.
- Sailboat Blue
I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink for my stamping and used my hair dryer after each inking so that I could get a good solid impression.
Because I am stamping on synthetic (plastic) if you do not dry the ink in between each stamping it will lift the ink up and then you won’t get fully inked images.
Here is a list of other products used Please Note, affiliate links have been used at no cost to you. If you click a link AND make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. These earnings help to support my Youtube channel and my website. Thank you for your support.
- Dura-Bright White
- Sizzix Sticky Grid
- Maker Forte Deer Dad Stamp Set
- Maker Forte Life Is A Rollercoaster Stamp Set
- Splat Box
- Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
- Spray Bottle
- Hair Dryer
- Ranger Heat It Tool
Well that wraps it up. I hope this inspires you to pull out your alcohol inks and have a play.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I will catch you next time.