‘Coloring’ With Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today, I'll be sharing an easy way to ‘color' with alcohol ink backgrounds.

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To start, I created some backgrounds on Yupo Paper. For the flowers, I used Hydrangea, Pinkalicious and Aqualicious Alcohol Inks, and for the leaves, I used Firefly, Grass Field, and Citrus Burst Alcohol Inks. I started by adding drops of the inks to the Yupo Paper and moved the color around using a felt blending, too. You can also use blending solution to make moving the color around easier. Once I was happy with the backgrounds, I let them dry.

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I then white heat embossed flowers and leaves from Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set onto the backgrounds. Be careful not to heat the Yupo Paper too much as it will buckle. Once the images were stamped, I die cut them using the matching dies.

For the background, I used Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder; I just love that subtle texture. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set as the floral images.

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To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or head over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Cindy C. March 5, 2021 - 9:10 AM

It’s gorgeous!

Maureen Reiss March 5, 2021 - 10:53 AM

Really Gorgeous card!!!!

Yvonne Boucher March 5, 2021 - 11:29 AM

Beautiful card, Lydia!

Patricia Wilson March 5, 2021 - 12:54 PM

This was totally amazing. Have never seen flowers cut from these alcohol ink creations. I love it! Getting out my supplies for sure.

Karen Hale March 5, 2021 - 1:01 PM

Stunning, Lydia! Thanks for sharing this technique. Now time for me to get busy with my alcohol inks and make some beautiful backgrounds!

Linda March 5, 2021 - 5:18 PM

Just watched today’s video. Absolutely love the card and the way they coloring was done with dye refills. But you apparently don’t sell the glossy paper and don’t suggest where we can get it. Please help us find it. Thanks.

Marisela Delgado March 5, 2021 - 9:34 PM

Gorgeous colors!

Patricia D Pearson March 6, 2021 - 9:25 AM

What Anti Static Powder did you use?

BECKY HARRIMAN March 9, 2021 - 10:04 AM

Beautiful. I have struggled with the YUPO buckling.


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