I want to share a few ideas on using alcohol Inks for Memory Keeping. We all love those beautiful airy backgrounds alcohol based inks create. These are very popular in card making and art journaling; but how about using them to document your next memory! Let me show you my projects…
I am a mixed media lover, so whenever I have time, I love to play with alcohol inks and create prints. Today, I am using a few of them, and transforming them into elements for my daily documenting.
I am using prints created with the following combinations ( from left to right): Limestone Alcohol Ink and Mountain Mist Alcohol ink, Lagoon Alcohol Ink and Mountain Mist Alcohol ink, and the last two : Sand Dunes Alcohol Ink and Rose Quartz Alcohol ink.
For my first project, I am using the entire alcohol ink background as one of the focal points in the spread. The combination of Mountain Mist Alcohol ink, Lagoon Alcohol Ink, and Limestone Alcohol ink provide a very masculine palette.
The beauty of alcohol ink backgrounds is the free and magical shapes and colors it features. My choice to add a simple die cut title (Mega You Die, and Bold Numeral Die set) creates contrast from the background, but does not take away from its beauty.
To break a bit of the monotone teal shade, I am using the Decorative Swirls Die set to cut a few leaves from the Limestone/Mountain Mist background. These are added to the title and also as decoration under the photo. I added a small strip of the background as a way to ground the picture to the spread. Just love how it turned out!
For this spread, I am using alcohol inks for memory keeping in a pocket format. The Sand Dunes/Rose Quartz prints are transformed into patterned paper, embellishments and a journal card.
The Whimsical Garden Layering set cuts the background for the flowers; then, the Slim Sentiments Die set cuts a title phrase from the left over piece. In order for the alcohol ink color to show, I am using white cardstock to cut the outline of the flowers.
My last step is to cut the smaller print to fit into a 3×4 card pocket. Once again, a simple sentiment and small die cut branches complete the card.
Just love how easy it was to use Altenew Alcohol inks for my memory keeping layouts. I might be pulling more of my prints for future projects!!!
thank you so much!
What surface were you using for the alcohol inking? Did you use yupo? If regular cardstock did you adhere the background to a second piece of cardstock because the ink would soak through? Looks great.