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I have been in love with Ranger’s alcohol inks for some time now. I have used them on yupo and glossy papers, but thanks to Jennifer McGuire’s YT video, I found another method for playing with these inks…on Acetate sheets!
A year ago, I bought the new colors in Tim Holtz’s Alcohol inks collection and these colors are so vibrant and when mixed together, they create art! Then, enter alloys! I have 5 of these, blend them together with the alcohol inks and you have a show stopper!
I joined Jennifer’s FB group called, “Share Handmade Kindness” and one of the crafters posted a question if anyone had used two alloys together: sterling and foundry. She was debating whether to buy the foundry alloy.
Her question got me so curious cause I hadn’t used foundry at all and certainly not mixed with sterling. So, I broke out 2 full paper size acetate sheets to play.
Caution: If you want to experiment with this method, just be sure your acetate sheets are heat resistant. I only used Tim’s blower and my Conair hair dryer. I didn’t use my heat gun. The other item I used was Ranger Alcohol blending solution to help move the colors around.
Take a look at the 2 pieces I created before I trimmed them down to convert to cards!
Alcohol Ink colors used:
Foundry and Sterling Alloys
I let these dry for about 48 hours before I mustered up the nerve to trim them down into eight just shy of 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ pieces for 8 cards LOL!
I made these to celebrate, “World Cardmaking Day” which was last Saturday the 2nd but I had to work so I wasn’t able to post these on time. Plus, I had a few hiccups taking pictures through acetate which is very reflective so it took me a few more days of shooting and editing the pics before I was happy!
Here’s all the cards I made in all their glory!
Aren’t they fun?! Oh my word, I had a ball making these! Here’s the specifics:
I used Waffle Flower Crafts Rainbow die and the sentiment “Hugs, Kisses & Love” sentiment for 2 of the cards. The snowflake frame die and the sentiment, “Thinking of You” is from Hero Arts. The “Hugs” die and the crackled background stamp set are from SimonSaysStamp.com. I used Pinkfresh Studio‘s “Regal Kiss” ink to do my stamping and it matches the purples from all the backgrounds.
I so enjoy mixing and matching products from different stamp companies to make cards! That’s my jam! So love how all these cards are different because of the alcohol inked backgrounds!