At Archivers last Friday that just happened to be the product they were showing, so I got to see a demonstration before playing with them myself. I am so glad I did, because I didn't know I needed an applicator or blending solution. I got to play around with their alcohol inks after the demonstration. The first time I used three inks and blended them. I didn't like that effect as much as when I used just two of them. Here are the directions and my card with the background made with this fun technique:
- Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool
- Alcohol Ink Applicator Pads
- Alcohol Inks
- Blending Solution
- Glossy Cardstock or Acetate (I used glossy cardstock.)
- Cut a piece of glossy cardstock to the desired size
- Attach an applicator pad to the applicator tool. This is easy, because the tool has velcro on it. The pads fit right against the applicator.
- Squeeze a little of the different color of inks on the pad. This does on have to be in any particular pattern.
- Daub the applicator on the glossy cardstock in various places. You can leave as much white showing as you want. On this one, I didn't leave a lot of white space.
- Put blending solution on the applicator and daub this on the cardstock. You will see the colors starting to blend. You can use a new pad or the same one with ink on it.
- Repeat step 5 until you get the desired result.
Paper - glossy, bubblegum, baby pink, goldrush, honey and white daisy cardstock.
Stamp sets - Sweet Flowers and Happy Day
Ink - bubblegum, baby pink, goldrush and honey
Embellishments - baby pink grosgrain ribbon, baby pink large spiral, white daisy beads, Dress It Up flowers
Now, it's your turn!