Ep. 214 – Alcohol Ink Technique

Scrap Time - Ep. 214 - Alcohol Ink Technique

On this episode I am showing you an alcohol ink technique I learned at a class I attended. First, using alcohol inks cover a clear embellishment or book. Then, using Ranger Archival Ink, stamp a solid image onto your clear embellishment. Then, using a clean paper towel, quickly rub off the ink from your embellishment. Ta dah!!! You now have a clear image on your embellishment. You can outline the image in Stickles to make it more pronounced!!!

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  1. Christine
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Wow those are soo pretty! They remind me of Christmas ornaments!

  2. NancyS
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    That is TOTALLY COOL, Christine! Thanks for sharing this great technique.

    Warm regards,

  3. Posted June 9, 2008 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    How cool is that!!! I’m going to give it a try!

  4. Pat
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Is this cool or what? I love it. Will only
    Ranger Archival Ink work? If so I will run out
    and buy some.

  5. Posted June 9, 2008 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Great technique !! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    That’s really pretty. A couple more items to add to my wish list. Thanks for all your tutorials. I really enjoy them.

  7. Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    great demo. I saw this once done on an acyrilic album, but seriously you could not see the results. This was great results. Thanks.

  8. Rose
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    This was really cool. I was thinking that this would be awesome for Christmas decorations too.
    Thanks so much for all you do!

  9. Posted June 9, 2008 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    That is neat! I’ve heard so much about alcohol ink but I’ve never tried them. Same with stickles

  10. Posted June 9, 2008 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I will try with glossy paper maybe works too
    great tech !

  11. Posted June 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    O M G Did U hear me HOLLER..When U stamped On It I said OOOOOOOOO that is so pretty then when U went to WIPE I Hollered O NO what is she doing.. O that was so FUNNY! It turned out BEAUTIFUL! I can not wait to do it to my sister.. O it is so Pretty.. My best Friends Gran Daughter is having a party these would be neat to use and hang from the ceiling they are having a Disco ball this will be PERFECT!!

  12. Posted June 9, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow… I love this! I was wondering if the Ranger Archival ink was the only type that worked for this technique?

  13. Christine
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Supposably the Ranger Archival ink has a different make-up from the other inks – possibly it has an oil in it. However, if you find a different ink that works let us know!!!

  14. Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful technique! Can’t wait to try it!!! Thank you again!!!

  15. Posted June 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Are you kidding me?? That was so awesome. I was trying to figure out why in the world you were stamping on the acrylic with regular ink…..because I figured it would smear right off, and… never expected that you were going to wipe it off. That was awesome. Now i want to go out and by some achohol inks!!!!

  16. Monica
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Very cool and very pretty!

  17. Posted June 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Great project! Can’t wait to do it – thank you so much for bringing us new ideas for products we already have

  18. Dawnita
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Those are beautiful! 🙂

  19. KAREN
    Posted June 14, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    WOW…I LOVED this episode…I will now have to go out and buy some stickles and alcohol ink…

  20. Posted June 14, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the tutorial- NOW I know what those alcohol inks are for! The finished products were lovely!

  21. sherrie
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! I love the results! Plus the fact that it was quick and the results were almost instant! Thanks!!

  22. Janice Williams
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Love your demo! Bring us some more good stuff…
    Thanks a million…it’s beautiful………….

  23. Lise Dion
    Posted November 17, 2008 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Wow this a great technic. Makes good little gifts or 4 scrapbooking ornaments. I enjoyed watching ur video. Thanks.

  24. MaryJane
    Posted November 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous! Some questions – Does all the black ink wipe off? Does any of the black ink smear onto areas you don’t want to remove the alcohol ink from (when you wipe with the cloth) and smudge up the colored areas? Also does any of the black ink get onto other areas of the shape? (ie: sides or back when you touch it with your hands)

  25. Posted January 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for making this technique my new obsession!! Please please share with me where you got that amazing stamp from?

  26. Kathy
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering where we can buy the Stars that you use in this tutorial? We are planning on making this with my mom for all the grandkids for Christmas. I have been looking at the different crafts store around my area and have not found any of the stars or anything else pertaining to this type of material. She is in the nursing home and this would be a great project for her.

  27. celine
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hi, i LOOOOVE your videos :)))
    I was wondering where you buy your alcohol inks in Canada (I live in Montreal).
    Thanks and keep up the wonderful work!!

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