Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hello Lovelies Time to get the Alcohol out! Inks that is.

Welcome to my first post
today I am going to talk about Alcohol Inks.
Recently I pulled them out of my stash and started mucking around with them again. The reason being I came across a paper called YUPO and I wanted to have a play and see how it reacted with the inks.

This layout was inspired/scraplifted from one I seen from Elisa Ablett. (check out her blog)
This is using the prima bloom stamps.

So step 1.

Take a piece of your Yupo paper and a selection of inks. The beauty with alcohol inks is you can do your warm and cool colours together. BUT I still do them cool first let dry then warm. I add white and or black accents last if needed.
After you have added your drops of colour to the paper add drops of blending solution and watch the magic. This will form different cells and mixes.

Once you are happy with your colours take your archival black ink, and it must be archival not staz on as staz on is solution based and will strip the colour from your inks. Great if you want a ghosting effect but not for what we are doing today.
Your favourite stamps, pick ones that are easy to fussy cut, stamp onto your yupo/ink paper then cut them out.

These ones I did the other night ready for use on future layouts using Ranger Dylusions stamps.

Here are couple more layouts I have done using my Alcohol Ink fussy cut stamps.

I have used KinderKreations chipboard to accent this layout.

Stamps Prima Bloom and 
Enamel dots in flower centres.
Tim Holtz stencil for the back ground with 
whipped spackle paste for texture coloured with Distress stains.

Hope you are inspired to try the inks on the Yupo paper.

Thanks for looking


  1. Wow! Love all of these and can't wait to be doing a class with you using the alcohol inks and yupo paper.

  2. These look amazing Tracey, great technique.

  3. Wow, these are stunning Tracey!