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!!!