Using Alcohol Inks

I must admit, I have had Adirondack Alcohol Inks for a while, but just sitting there, they did me no good :). Well, I finally got to them & they are so fun to play with! You can make them bright like in the horse or more muted like the bird picture.

Alcohol inks are fast drying and also are a very forgiving medium. If you make a mistake, you can remove or mute the ink with rubbing alcohol or alcohol ink blending solution and continue with your project. One must though is to use glossy cardstock for your alcohol ink project. Glossy photo paper will not work well for you at all.

You can follow along below as I use alcohol inks to make the fun projects pictured above 🙂

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Fun Little 3/4 Fold Card

This card is so simple, it takes just a minute or two! Grab a nice printed cardstock (I used DCWV Luxury Stack), a 2″ x 2″ contrasting paper, and a few peel-off stickers and you’re in business. I made the fold with my Scor-Pal, that’s what I use for folding all of my cards I make.

Watch below for more instructions 🙂 I cut my cardstock 6″ x 9″, which makes a nice large card. It looks great in smaller sizes too!

Scrappy Card

If you are like me, you have tons and tons of tiny scraps from all the projects you make. I don’t like to throw away good paper (yep, a bit of a packrat), so it’s nice to have a few ideas of what to use all those paper (and even ribbon scraps) on.

This style of card was shown to me by a friend and I love it! I hope you love it too 🙂 So go ahead and raid the scrap bin and grab a few peel-off stickers or a stamp, and we’ll give it a whirl!

Leather-look for your projects

This fun leather look  on paper is easy to achieve! I glammed it up a bit with some glimmer mist, but you can use any color of paper you want, or add some walnut ink on top of the black paper instead if glimmer mist for a really neat leathery look!