Friday, 12 May 2017

Stenciling with Alcohol Inks

Another day of great crafting with three friends yesterday - Loll (Stamping with Loll), Christine (It's a Card Day's Night), Nancy (scandinancy creates), and I are spending five days together having our own mini card-making retreat.  Yesterday Trina Pham (My Crafting Closet) joined us for a few hours.  It was so great to meet another Vancouver area stamper!

We did various things with alcohol inks, including Nancy showing us her technique for using alcohol inks and a stencil.  She gives detailed instructions here.  And here are my results:

I used the TCW Poppy Garden stencil and lots of vibrant colours of alcohol inks.  The inks bled under the stencil more than I expected, so Nancy suggested going around the edges of the stencil image with a fine point black marker.

The resulting piece was perfect for dividing in half for two different cards.  The first one has a small heat embossed vertical sentiment, then second has a black border and die cut sentiment.  Both panels are popped up on fun foam.

I'll be back with a couple of tags we made tomorrow.

Stamps - Rosie's Roadshow small vertical Happy Birthday
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, alcohol inks
Paper - Yupo, white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - TCW Poppy Garden, clear embossing powder, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday die


  1. Two gorgeous cards, my friend! I love those warm, vivid colors! The outlining is great for delineating those beautiful flowers! We need a video of you guys doing this technique.

  2. This is so eye catching. Vibrant colours and what a marvelous technique. Stunner and you really should frame these x

  3. Your one piece worked beautifully for 2 gorgeous, vibrant and very artsy cards, my friend. I am so thrilled with how much fun you had and how you caught onto the technique. I have to say...your cards are even more beautiful IRL, Susan. We have had soooo much creative fun this week. I am already missing all 3 of you. A big hug, Nancy

  4. These two cards are amazing, Susan. Love the artsy look you get with this technique ... and the vibrant colours from the alcohol ink. Fun!! xx

  5. Wow Susan! I just love the fluid look of the images! This is so different and so vibrant! What an incredible card! Would love to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing and sharing her directions too!

  6. These were my favorites, I just love the abstract art effect :)


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