Alcohol Ink Background with John

A little something different for this blog post. Having recently acquired some of the Couture Creations alcohol inks, I decided to try and come up with something for the festive season that wasn’t “the Usual”

Ready to see how I did?

Today’s creations uses elements from The Gift of Giving Papercraft collection from Couture Creations and  the Alcohol inks.

Here is the finished card.

STEPS BY STEP

Cut two pieces of Yupo Paper 100mm x 143.5mm

Put a few drops of Azure Alcohol ink onto an old stiff bristled brush (old toothbrush works really well) point the brush towards the paper and drag a cocktail stick over the bristles towards you – this way you get the ink on the paper and not on you.
Depending on your work area, you can most likely do both pieces of paper at the same time.

Do this several times until you have a good spattering. Give it a moment to dry. Then repeat with the Mulberry alcohol ink.
To create the larger pastel blobs, I repeated the spattering with some of the Isopropyl Alcohol.

Crop one of the pieces of yupo paper down to 65mm x 95mm

Crop the black card down to 210mm x 148.5mm and fold in half to form an A6 card.

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 70mm x 100mm.

Glue the larger piece of spattered card to the front of the folded card and the other piece to the 70mmx 100mm piece of black card.

Fix this smaller swatch to the front of the card using foam dots.
Die cut the sentiment and branch leaves from black card stock and glue in place.

Finally, decorate with your choice of embellishments. In this example, I used some mini baubles, a bottle cap and some gemstones, you can use whatever you have available.

MATERIALS LIST

CO727338 SYNTHETIC ALCOHOL INK PAPER
CO727922 THE GIFT OF GIVING – TIS THE SEASON MINI DIE
CO725937 LE PETITE BRANCH DIE
CO727325 – MULBERY ALCOHOL INK
CO727300 – AZURE ALCOHOL INK
CO727160 – ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
CO724389 TURBO GLUE PEN.

 

Hope you enjoy this little overview, Cheers John.

John Bloodworth Creative