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Alcohol Ink Techniques

Alcohol ink techniques are a fun and vibrant way to add loads of color to images. Grab your Alcohol Pearls and let’s play with The Hedgehog Hollow September 2019 subscription kit.

Alcohol Ink Technique

YouTube Tutorial | Alcohol Ink Techniques

This video demonstrates alcohol ink techniques, including creating the panels and best practice for stamping and embossing on alcohol ink.

September 2019 Subscription Kit

I have a preview of The Hedgehog Hollow September 2019 Subscription box in the video. The September kit contains FIVE stamp sets. This month’s theme is peacocks and peacock feathers.

Included in the kit are stamps for borders, corners, focal points, sentiments, and envelope seals!

Alcohol Ink & Alcohol Pearls

All the details for the alcohol ink techniques are in the video so I won’t recap those here. However, I do want to share specific colors. Also, let me say, Alcohol Pearls are the bomb! I could watch them swirl all day!

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Pearls in Tranquil, Enchanted, and Alchemy. Alcohol Ink in Citrus, Aqua, and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution.

Additional Card Elements

I wanted to incorporate an additional black design element into the card above. Hence, I pulled this DIY printed vellum from my scrap stash and fussy cut a strip of hexagons and individual hexagons.

Read my DIY Pattern Paper post to learn how to print on your own vellum.

In order to balance the peacock, I needed a bold sentiment on the right side of the card.

I dug through my stash and grabbed “never lose” from Altenew Mega Greetings 4 Stamp Set and die cut “YOU” with Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies.

Check out some of my other posts featuring alcohol inks: Alcohol Inks & Foil Bees, Stamping on Alcohol Ink Panels, Alcohol Ink Fractals, and lastly 4 Alcohol Ink Cards.

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Thanks a bunch for stopping by. I’d love to see what you create! Please tag me on Instagram @notableink. I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!


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  1. Why do you use the backside of the photo paper?

    1. Hi, Gail. Great question. The front side of photo paper is designed to be printed on and absorb ink. So when you try to use alcohol ink on the front it doesn’t move, it stays put. The backside of the paper is slick and non-porous so the inks glide over the surface. I tried it when I was out of Yupo and when it worked, I decided to keep using it since I have a whole ream of it. I hope that helps.

      1. It does help – and I also have “too much”, I need to go unearth it.

        Thank you.

        1. Yay! I love to repurpose. When you put the front side down, it will stick to a silicone mat so put a piece of cardstock underneath it.