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Alcohol Ink Lifting…so fun!


Hello there,  This morning after I went and visited my dad, it was raining, so it was a perfect time to go play in the studio.  I knew I was going to get messy! I had so much fun making some awesome backgrounds. Thank goodness the manicure isn’t for another couple of weeks. LOL   Have you tried alcohol inks on Acetate?  It works so very well! The first thing I did was take my yellow and orange inks and spread them all over my piece of acetate. Then I took my sun stencil ( that clearly will never look the same) and used a blending solution to remove some of the colors.  Note: It happens very quickly on acetate. It was so simple with great results!   Last, I knew I had a perfect Verve stamp set to use for my additional sun and greeting. I colored the sun with Copics and colored pencil.  Some added layers behind the greeting to give it some dimension and I was done. My card was inspired by three challenges: CAS Stencil , Just Add Ink, and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I chose -Summer the season I am currently in for Just Add Ink.

Here is another picture!  Thanks for the visit and happy crafting! I am praying for more rain…LOL Nanc’


11 thoughts on “Alcohol Ink Lifting…so fun!

  1. You certainly got great results as that card design is gorgeous!

  2. Oh my goodness, Nancy, that looks fabulous. I tried the technique and failed miserably and don’t have time to try again. But I did clean my stencil with 91% alcohol and it worked fairly well.

  3. Great results with lifting the AI from acetate Nanc! I haven’t tried that, but have some AI acetate pieces in my stash … guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow! 🙂 Your sun is gorgeous! Great work! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  4. What a wonderful sunshine card. Great job with the AI on Acetate… a dab blending solution on a sponge will clean your stencil!! Thanks for sharing this lovely card at CAS Stencil!

  5. Brilliant card Nancy, glad you got messy – AI on acetate looks amazing, thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil.
    ps try using shiny metallic card with AI

  6. This is so amazing and the finished design is over the top gorgeous. I have played with alcohol inks, but never thought of using a stencil. Gotta do this.

  7. What a great idea to use acetate as your base Nancy – I’m going to try that! May I suggest you clean your stencil with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel? that should get the AI off of it…… What a lovely sun stencil you used and your sentiment IS perfect! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

  8. Your stencil layering and stamping turned out beautifully, Nancy! Such a gorgeous Summer card and wonderful sentiment. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil. Hugs…Nancy L.

  9. Hi Nancy, your card is gorgeous, love the colours and the lift technique looks fabulous on acetate. I hope you get some more rain so you have more play time lol! Thanks for playing along at CAS Stencil too, Cathy x

  10. What a wonderful technique – I can see that this may have been a messy but truly fun crafting session and the result is stunning. A beautiful bright uplifting card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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