Alcohol and Ink Backgrounds

These are the projects from my Facebook Live video this week.  You can watch the video on replay on YouTube or Facebook.   Apologies for the distraction and noise caused by Noah, the 9.5 week old Seeing Eye Dog puppy in training. He does eventually fall asleep and I can get on with business.  

The basic idea is to scribble with the brush end of Stampin’ Blends Markers on the largest clear block, spritz with 90-99% isopropyl alcohol* and pick up the ink with a piece of Window Sheet.  It dries very quickly, and then you can re-spray the block and pick up some more ink.  When it gets too dilute or muddy, spritz and wipe down the block and repeat with the same or another colour as you wish.  You really will need to watch the video to see the technique.

Once the Window Sheet is dry you can turn it over and add punched or die-cut pieces, or stamp with Staz-On ink (classic ink will not work on the plastic).  

* A note on the isopropyl alcohol:  In the U.S. it’s pretty easy to pick up 90% rubbing alcohol at the drugstore.  It will work better than 70%, though you can give that a try if you can’t find the 90%.  In Australia the only thing I’ve found in chemists or supermarkets is Isocol, which I think is 64% alcohol plus some other ingredients.  I didn’t find that it worked well.  At Jaycar (an electronics store that reminds me of Radio Shack in the U.S.) I was able to get the 99.8% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle that works a treat!  I would think that electronics stores like Frys.com in the U.S. would have it, and I know it’s easily available on Amazon, and your pharmacist might be able to get you some as well.

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Dark and Light Cherry Cobbler, Dark Pumpkin Pie.  Sentiment is from Best Year, and is cut with the Layering Ovals Dies.  Leaves are from Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper.
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Dark Shaded Spruce, Dark Old Olive, Dark Granny Apple Green.  Stamped on the front side with Forever Fern in Staz-On Jet Black ink. Sentiment is from So Sentimental and is cut out with Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
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Dark Misty Moonlight, Dark Pretty Peacock, Dark Just Jade.  Images and sentiment from Friend Like You stamped in Staz-On Jet Black ink.
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Dark Night of Navy, Dark Mossy Meadow, Dark Granny Apple Green.  Smooth Sailing Dies. Sentiment is from Friend Like You.
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Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Mango Melody. Poppy Moments Dies.
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Dark Misty Moonlight, Dark Just Jade, Dark Magenta Madness. Sentiment is from So Sentimental and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Here are the shopping links for all the supplies I used:

118483

Price: $29.00

152478

Price: $12.25

102283

Price: $16.50

103683

Price: $8.00

102300

Price: $12.00

152392

Price: $44.00


Upcoming Classes & Events

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Monthly Card Class

Make 5 cards using a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products.
Purchase a Kit or just the Tutorial and play along via Zoom on 21 November.  
See all the details.

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Christmas Gleaming Card Class Series

Note: product purchase is required for this class.
Each month’s Kit will include written instructions and supplies to make 2 each of the 5 designs.  The Tutorial gives complete cutting and assembly directions. Either purchase qualifies you to participate in the Zoom assembly session on 15 November. See all the details.

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Poinsettia Petals Card Class Series

Note: product purchase is required for this class.
Each month’s Kit will include written instructions and supplies to make 2 each of the 5 designs.  The Tutorial gives complete cutting and assembly directions. Either purchase qualifies you to participate in the Zoom assembly session on 15 November. See all the details.


 
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2 thoughts on “Alcohol and Ink Backgrounds”

  1. Nancy, in Australia you can get Diggers 100% Isopropyl alcohol at Bunnings.

    Yours is a great variant on the alcohol and vellum technique to which I’m addicted.

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