Stamping with alcohol inks

red flowers Heather Telford

A few months ago I tried all sorts of fun techniques with alcohol inks and I am keen to get them back off the shelf to try some more. Today’s cards are all examples of stamping with alcohol inks, using die-cut felt as the ‘stamp’.

brown leaves Heather Telford

I did all the stamping on glossy photo paper which allows the inks to move and blend a little but nowhere near as much as the on yupo paper. Yupo paper is a synthetic paper which is totally waterproof so the ink does not soak into it at all but spreads across it as it dries. The photo paper does absorb ink even as the glossy surface lets it spread and blend a little.

 green leaves Heather Telford

By varying the amount of ink you drop on the felt die-cut you can get a lacy effect or a full print. By adding a little blending solution to the felt you can dilute the colour and get a blurry effect within the shape. The possibilities are extensive with this technique.

Stamp: Words of Kindness, Sentiment Collection, Happy Snippets (PB)
Die: Autumn Jewels , Pinwheel (PB)
Ink: Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Cardstock: Glossy photo paper, coloured cardstock, Neenah solar white & natural white

11 Comments on “Stamping with alcohol inks”

  1. Bonnie says:

    These are AWESOME, Heather! I’ve got to try this technique! Love the leaves and those red flowers are gorgeous!

  2. creatingincolors says:

    Wow, Heather! You are so creative! I love the results you got with this technique. Gotta get my alcohol inks out one of these days!

  3. Stephanie says:

    What a great idea! I would not have thought of doing this. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Micheline Jourdain says:

    I LOVE the last one… beau ti ful !

  5. Lynn Leduc says:

    Oops, very nice

  6. Pat says:

    These are all very pretty Heather and the technique using the felt as a carrier for the inks works really well. x

  7. wendy0322 says:

    This is brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that?! What a cool effect!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Seems like the possibilities with alcohol inks are endless when they are in your in your hands. I’m particularly intrigued by the light petal centres in your first card; seems counter-intuitive. Such a gorgeous trio of cards.

  9. Marianne says:

    I don’t own any alcohol inks but I do love the look of your cards.

  10. Gorgeous cards, Heather! It is amazing that you used photo papers with alcohol inks. WOuld love to try it too 🙂

  11. Betsy Wilson says:

    These I must try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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