Today I am playing with my alcohol inks. I had them for a while and experimenting with them so I decided which is my favorite of all the techniques. It’s quick, it’s easy and gives great results every time.
In the video I am going to show you how easy it is to create airy and watercolor looking backgrounds. And I am going to turn my background into 3 quick and stunning cards.
I like to work on a YUPO PAPER ( SSS | SBC ) paper and I first apply ALCOHOL BLENDING SOLUTION ( SSS ). Once my surface is nice and wet I then add alcohol ink drops. I always use colors that are next to the color wheel or shades of the same color. If you keep color theory handy then you will not end up with muddy colors.
There are way more techniques to use alcohol inks. But taking into account that this is a medium that you can hardly control it, you can easily end up up with ugly backgrounds or too busy to use.
After letting my background dry I cut 3 pieces to be the exact size of a standard card. I also made sure that all those pieced had enough white space. If you embrace the white you will see how gorgeous results it can give. Helps all the colors to pop even more and turn everything into really vibrant looking.
For my cards I used stamps from the SSS UNDER THE SEA ANIMALS stamp set ( SSS ), this is from the latest release just in time for summer cards! I love the cute images and the sentiments that go along with them.
I colored all the sea animals with my alcohol markers and cut them out. Just one animal on every card was enough for a clean and simple look. After all the background is so stunning you don’t need to do much on these cards.
Just make sure to use contrasting colors, so your focal points pop against that blue ocean!
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