Monday, January 26, 2009

Messing around with alcohol inks again!

I just can't leave them alone they are so fun. I tried a couple of things on coloured vellum as well as a thin frosted glass square. The glass came out like this:
The background of the glass is coloured using the alcohol inks and then the flower is drawn on with Marvy Markers . I expect a stamp would great a similar effect. Overall I was quite happy with it.

The vellum crinkles am bit when you add the inks which makes for a fun texture if you want to leave it that way or you could iron them on low to see if it makes a difference. I am going to post then first crinkled to see what you all think and them I will iron them and see the difference, You can tell me in the comments what you think of the difference.


This frog was created by using alcohol inks for the background, a carved stamp for the frog, and water colour pens to give the frog some colour.

The love look was created by using alcohol inks as the background, a heart carved stamp, commercial lettering stamps and a glaze pen for the yellow dots

Ironed for the flat look:

I think I like them both ways, it just depends on what kind of look you are trying to achieve. If you want a more aged look then leave the paper with the crinkles in it but if you want a more modern feel then ironing then paper flat will give you that.

And that concludes todays experiments! Let me know what you think in the comments.



  1. Very interesting! I've never tried vellum with alcohol inks before. I never would of guessed that it gives a "crinkled" look. I love all the samples you show, I'm learning so much!
    ~Spirit Seeker

  2. Gorgeous cards, Jen! I can't tell much difference on the computer, but I suspect that I would like the crinkly paper better. I really need to get brave and experiment with some new materials. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I like the look of the crinkly paper better but I'm wondering if I'd have the guts to work with it. I hate it when my paper doesn't lie flat to glue, tape, or otherwise stick down. Working with vellum has always been a nightmare for me, but I like the results I see here! I may have to step back into the shallow end of the vellum pool and try a few things!
    Thanks, JennieGee!