Feb 15, 2021

Vibrant Alcohol Background

Hello, Alicia posting today.  This was my very first attempt with Alcohol inks and yupo paper.  I admit the first time I tried alcohol inks I was not at all impressed with the result.  I also didn't own any yupo paper. I put them away for years.  I recently saw some of the lovely backgrounds, watched a video or two and decided my poor result previously was from not using ALL the appropriate supplies.  So I ordered yupo paper and a few new ink colors.  Needless to say I was much more impressed with the results this time around.

I used a very basic straw technique to move the ink around and didn't dilute them very much resulting in vibrant colors.  I also used scrap foiling on the slightly wet background to create the silver layer in the background. I simply burnished left over pieces over the top. When there is a lot of ink still not completely dried the foil sticks.

I layered my metallic cuts on black card stock cuts to strengthen the them and created a three dimensional effect.  I also cut and emboss to get all the details from the dies.

From the side you can see how the cuts pop on the surface and the beauty of all the silver foil highlights.

I used a Frantic Stamper stitched rectangle die that is no longer available to create my frame.  I linked a very similar Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle that you could use to create this same frame.  I used very strong tape to keep the alcohol ink background panel on the thin framed card.  I wanted to show off as much of the background as possible.

Dies R Us products used:

Sue Wilson Industrial Chic dies

other products used:
metallic silver and glossy black card stock

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