What I Made this Week: Alcohol Inks on Acetate

What I’ve Made this Week: Alcohol Inks on Acetate Sheets

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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.

Ranger Alcohol Inks Collection
Ranger / Tim Holtz Line of Alcohol Inks

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!

Happy Belated World Cardmaking Day, right! hee hee LOL

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.