Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have super easy and relaxed crafting for you. Alcohol inks are so much fun to craft with and the results are always gorgeous with hardly any effort.
This is a great way to get your mind of things and create beautiful cards, art journal pages, mixed media or other craft projects.
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Working with alcohol inks is so cool and if you haven’t tried it I can really recommend it because it’s so much fun. I know I say that about a lot of paper crafting, what can I say I just love crafting and there are so many fun things out there it’s hard to pick a favourite.
So I’m here to help by showing you fun, easy and cool techniques with different products, so you can make the best choice in what is the most appealing to you.
In today’s video you’ll see some easy to apply techniques to spark your imagination and give you some ideas to get started right away and distract yourself for a while in these weird times. So make sure to watch the video to see all techniques at work.
There is lots more alcohol ink inspiration on my YouTube channel, so if you haven’t seen the Easy Textured Alcohol Ink Background Ocean Scene video yet, make sure to check it out
Vellum is a fairly cheap translucent paper that goes perfect with the alcohol inks. You don’t want add products to vellum that are to wet as fluids will cause the vellum to bulge but with the Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Felts ( SBC | ELH | JGG ) just the right amount of ink is added with the vellum staying perfectly flat.
The Tim Holtz alcohol ink Spectrum are the same inks as regular alcohol ink, but they come in groups of three colours that go well together because they are from the same spectrum.
They are also available separately which is great if you are new to alcohol ink or want to try them out.
If you like alcohol ink or are interested in the new alcohol ink colours, here is a colour chart to check them out.
I am using three different kinds of vellum, Bazzill Basics – 8.5 x 11 Vellum – White – 40lb ( SBC | ELH ) and Hero Arts – Layering Paper – Classic Vellum – 48lb ( SBC ) that are quite similar a nice sturdy vellum that can be used in lots of different ways.
Another vellum that was used is Lawn Fawn – Vellum – Pearlescent – 27lb ( SBC | ELH ) And even though I thought it was quite flimsy compared to the previous two, I am super excited about it because the pearlescent property is so gorgeous especially combined with the vellum. It’s actually a got to try product:-)
The Studio Katia Crystals are a simple and fast way to add some sparkle, dimension and lovely detail to your cards.
Use the Studio Katia Embellishment Wand ( ELH | STD ) to pick them up and a great glue to add them on non-porous and slippery surfaces is Ranger Ink – Glossy Accents – Clear Dimensional Embellishment ( SBC | ELH | JGG )
Lots of texture is on these two backgrounds again with easy and fun techniques, alcohol inks give such beautiful results every time.
On the card on the right Sizzix Floral Layers Thinlits Die( SBC | SZZ ) was used layers in only one colour with the Silver Kraft-Stock ( SBC ) and some Silver Crystals ( STD ) to add extra detail and dimension.
I hope you are inspired to grab some alcohol inks and get started with playing around on vellum to do some relaxed crafting and make some gorgeous projects.
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!