I’m back with a fun alcohol ink + stencil technique. If you like alcohol ink, then this technique is for you! Have you started your Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day cards? The Hedgehog Hollow December 2019 box has some great stamps for you.
YouTube Tutorial | Fun Alcohol Ink + Stencil Technique
Get your alcohol inks and stencils and have a play! Watch this video here or in HD on YouTube.
Alcohol Ink Panel + Gold Gel Pen
The first card doesn’t use a stencil. However, I needed a warm-up piece because I haven’t used alcohol inks in a bit. I used Altenew Cotton Candy and Peach Perfect Artist Marker Refills for this card. I stamped the sentiment and flourish in Stazon Pigment Piano Black ink. It stamped really well on the dry areas and was patchy on the tacky areas.
Rather than trying to fix the stamping, I filled in the patchy areas with a gold gel pen. For a more cohesive look, I added gold accents throughout the panel.
Alcohol Ink + Stencil Technique
For the stencil technique, I started by spraying the stencil with a light coat of Pixie spray. However, save your spray because the alcohol ink seeped under the stencil anyway.
I’m using the backside of glossy photo paper for these cards. You could use Yupo paper if you have it. You must use the backside of the photo paper as the inks will not move on the front side. I positioned the stencil on the photo paper and shook on 4-5 drops of Altenew Frosty Pink Artist Marker Refill. I accidentally shifted the stencil and when I lifted it, I didn’t like the panel at first.
I revisited the panel after creating the 3rd card. I decided I liked it, so I laid a piece of gold foil on the panel, burnished it with a bone folder, and peeled off the foil. See the gold details above. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink.
Before cleaning the stencil or allowing the ink to dry, I pressed it onto the back of a clean piece of photo paper. I spritzed it lightly with rubbing alcohol. Then I removed the stencil to reveal a beautiful soft background.
I gold heat embossed the sentiment and finished off the cards with Pretty Pink Posh gold confetti.
Thanks for joining me today! If you try this technique, I’d love to see your creations. Tag me @notableink on Instagram and Facebook. I’ll be back soon with more inspiration.
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