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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tutorial Thursday with Kim - Fun with Alcohol Ink PT 3

Hi girls!

I didn't forget my promise, I recently discovered some new tips when working with alcohol inks.
Let's begin! First take a piece of glossy paper and emboss it. I want a masculine effect so I took some Fleur-De-Lys!

The cuttlebug embossing folders are really nice, they emboss really deep! It always gives it a nice look!

Next step it so simply choose the colors for your project. I wanted to have a monochromatic palette so I chose, Denim, Aqua and Silver Mixative.
You'll probable need more ink than usual because these inks dry really fast and the embossing needs more time to ink. Look at the result. Too purple for a man. I'm not totally satisfied!

So I will try and distress it a bit. I've sanded it. I wasn't sure if I could sand glossy paper. But it works very well! The Fleur-De-Lys came back a bit white.

The last step for this technique was easy! I used my Black StazOn on a tissues to accentuate the embossing.

It's done! Look how nice is the result!

Are you ready for another one? Let's make a girlie one! I don't use mixative for this card. I use Shell Pink and Raisin. I ink my glossy paper whitout making a pattern.

I choose a great background, I applied Distress embossing ink from Tim Holtz. Why? Because embossing ink sticks almost everything on it.

Clean your place and put some drops of blending solution on you mat. "Ink" your stamps with the blending solution and apply on your paper.

Don't panic! The result can make about 2 minutes to appear! We aren't accustomed to wait with alcohol ink!

The blending solution will "erase" or blend your ink and give at your card a smooth effect.

If you want you can embelish! I use some stamps to finish my future card! Don't forget that you'll need Archival Ink to use on glossy paper and alcohol ink!

Interresting isn't?

A tip, you can make the same technique with Distress Ink and water...

One last... For luck!

One another thing I've learn recently... You can emboss the glossy paper... It's not like photo paper who make "bubles" when It's too hot.
So Start with inking your stamp (I use a background stamp) with Distress embossing ink on my cardstock. I've powder some clear embossing powder on It and heat It.

I've take a wooden pattern so I decide to go trough and take some "brown" colors.

Don't forget; if you didn't like the result you can add a layer! The final step, (yes, already!) take a tissue and put some blending solution in. Gently pass on the "stripe" or you pattern. The ink will easily come off.

It look so distress and vintage! Doesn't look like the white flat glossy paper!

Look at this when It's totally dry!

So that's It for today! I hope you'll enjoy these new techniques! I'll work on finding new ones to share with you!

Hug and kisses

Kim @ KLDezign


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. awesome!! great tutorial, they all turned out so well =) i will definitely give this a try...
    thanks for sharing =D


  3. Awesome techniques Kim!! Love the use of Blending Solution to remove some of teh ink!! TFS.

  4. Love the way to use color on creating on your own textured paper.



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