Thursday, May 23, 2019

Alcohol Ink Panels

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a card using alcohol ink paneling. My aim was to make a clean and simple design with a slight steampunk feel.

Blank Page Muse products used:
Ribbon Lacing Corset 

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Other materials:
White card base
Black card
Alcohol ink card
Alcohol inks in Coral and Sunset Orange
Alcohol blending solution
Air puffer
Gold foil
Paper trimmer
Embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Stamp positioned or acrylic block
Heat gun
Liquid glue
Foam tape or squares, preferably black


Begin by sprinkling Coral alcohol ink randomly onto the alcohol-ink cardstock. Add drops of Sunset Orange sparingly, and alcohol ink blending solution as required. Use an air puffer to move the ink around as desired. Continue working in layers until the preferred look is achieved.

Allow the ink panel to dry for a moment until there are no wet areas but still some tacky areas. Press a piece of gold foil onto the panel, and gently rub.

Carefully peel up the foil. If any areas appear tacky but have not taken the foil, press it back down and tub into those areas. Once the panel is ready, use a paper trimmer to trim three narrow rectangles from the panel. Keep the remains of the panel for a future project. Mat each of the rectangles onto some black card.

Using embossing ink stamp the ribbon laced corset onto a piece of vellum. Coat with black embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cut the stamped image out. Place very narrow pieces of foam tape behind the embossed areas of the corset.
Use liquid glue to adhere each of the matted alcohol ink panels to the card base, slightly staggering them to create flow across the card. Remove the backing from the foam tape on the corset and pop it up overlapping two panels.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post! Alcohol inks are really fun to create with and can give some really stunning backgrounds, especially when combined with foil. I hope you'll give it a try, and I'd love to see what you make!

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  1. This is very cool! I do love that technique with the foil.

    1. Thank you :) It's a really fun technique, isn't it?


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