24 September 2018
A neat and nifty technique tutorial for cardmaking with alcohol ink backgrounds
Do you fancy really ramping up your cardmaking? We've got a terrific tutorial suited for the earliest beginner to the most experienced papercrafter! This article will help you create your own stunning background for all of your marvellous makes. Applicable to a vast variety of colour combinations, the possibilities provided by this alcohol inking technique are endless! If you love cardmaking and Making Cards and Papercraft magazine then pick up any back issue here!
How to create an alcohol ink background
Step 1: Take your Yupo paper, cover with blending solution and dot your chosen colours of alcohol ink liberally all over.
Step 2: Add dots of a lighter colour of ink.
Step 3: Apply dots of the blending solution. This will lighten the overall effect and create a bleached look where placed.
Step 4: Use a drinking straw to blow the ink around the piece until desired effect is achieved. Leave until completely dry.
And there you have it! A simple yet incredibly effective cardmaking technique to give your papercrafting the chance to swim, not s'ink'!
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