Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am showing you two ways to blend your alcohol inks and you do not need any blending solution.
I have two backgrounds using Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. One creates a fiery sunrise or sunset sky and the other is a blue green stormy night sky. I used only Alcohol Inks and 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and I was able to keep the vibrancy of the Alcohol Inks in the process.
I will give a brief overview, but I recommend watching the video for a better understanding.
The first way to blend your inks is to use several coordinating colors and saturate your panel. I am using Dura-Bright White synthetic paper, Yupo or Vellum work well too. You then use gravity to blend your colors together.
The second way is to again saturate your panel with your Alcohol Inks and then let your panels dry. Once dry, prop the panel up in a box or Splat Box and heavily spray your panel with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and again use gravity to blend your colors together.
In the video I also show that I made acetate overlays for my stamps so that I could easily see what my panel will look like incase I need to blend more or flip the panel around.
The video has all the details. If you have trouble watching here on the blog, click here to watch on Youtube.
Here are each of the panels up close with each of the colors used in the order that I used them.
For the blue green panel I Googled Dark Green Sky. I was looking to replicate that. I think I did a pretty good job. These green skies happen when a Tornado or large Hail storm is coming and also in some of the Northern Lights photos that popped up.
To achieve the dense silhouette stamping I dried the ink with my hair dryer after each stamping. this is important, otherwise your black ink will lift off each time you stamp, so make sure and dry after each stamping. Also be quick about lifting your stamp off when stamping. Holding your stamp on the panel will only cause your black ink to lift off as well.
Here is a list of other products used that are not listed above. Please Note, affiliate links have been used at no cost to you. If you click a link AND make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. These earnings help to support my Youtube channel and my website. Thank you for your support.
- Hair Dryer/Heat It Tool (Ranger)
- Spray Bottle
I hope this inspires you to pull out your Alcohol Inks and have a play. Thanks for stopping by. I will catch you next time!