Alcohol Ink Flowers – Video

Last week I posted a video showing my method for abstract alcohol ink backgrounds. This week’s video is less abstract. In it I show you how I created the purple flower in the card above. I’ve been experimenting with creating flowers and sometimes have more success than other times. I’ve included four cards in this post but there are several panels that I will probably wipe clean.Did you know you can wipe your yupo or craft plastic clean with rubbing alcohol? I don’t always get the panels back to pristine white but so close it doesn’t matter.

To create this rose I used only two alcohol inks, eggplant and gilded alloy along with plenty of isopropyl alcohol. You can see my process in the video below.

The next flower is on black craft plastic, messier and more experimental but a similar process of moving the inks towards the centre leaving rims of gilded and indigo ink as I went.

On the panel below I used Ranger flamingo and gilded alloy inks. The pattern is a bit lopsided but it’s definitely floralish. I added a gold mat and gold die cut from the PB set ‘celebrations’.

Have you tried alcohol ink flowers? Do you think you might?


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15 Comments on “Alcohol Ink Flowers – Video”

  1. moijustmoi says:

    WOW, beautiful flowers.

  2. Deborah Kane says:

    WOW is right!! They are all fabulous, I’m inspired to try this. May I inquire as to what size panel you started with for the inking??

  3. Tracy says:

    These are so cool!

  4. Lorraine Melin says:

    Amazing! I have to try this!

  5. creatingincolors says:

    These alcohol ink flowers are gorgeous! I need to try this.

  6. creatingincolors says:

    These alcohol ink flowers are gorgeous! I must try this.

  7. WOW! What incredible control you have with alcohol ink! These are all amazing and thank you for the video! I’ve not seen anyone do anything like this. This is gorgeous.

  8. nancystiz says:

    WOW! What incredible control you had with alcohol ink! These are amazing and the colors are just glorious! Thank you too for the vidoe

  9. Bonnie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try these alcohol inked flowers but wasn’t sure how to go about it. Thank you for this video. One of these days, I’m going to give it a go! So beautiful, Heather!

  10. Stunning! An amazing technique, Heather!! Love watching the process! I’ll give it a go! Stay safe! :0

  11. Clelie says:

    I love alcohol inks. I love working Landscapes on Yupo with AI. The control you are achieving with the AI is mind-boggling to me, especially incorporating the alloy into your composition! I appreciate all the work you do to develop your craft! You just made MAGIC…AGAIN! ♥♥♥ Hugs!

  12. Oh wow these are stunning, I would like to give it a try at some point.

  13. Suzanne Marcil says:

    Sooo beautiful, you master alcohol ink so no one! Wish I could 😉. Your air pump, I see that there is some kind of attachment…may I ask what it is and where you got it from? I have the Ranger one but is not like yours. Thank you

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