Friday, 13 August 2021

Playing with alcohol inks...


We are in lockdown so last night my daughter and I had an online craft and chat session.
These photos are from Sophie's end.
We were playing with alcohol inks - but not spinning this time.

Basically using Yupo card and dripping with blending solution and inks - then blowing about with either a puffer or heat gun.
We also dripped through stencils and left them to dry...

These are my results:

I planned to use some of these backgrounds to add to my junk journal:

I started this a while ago and keep adding the occasional page.
It already has some steampunk pages - and I thought I would add some more.

Each page is 5 by 7 inches, so I started by cutting a piece of black card and backed it with one of the kraft patterned papers from my stash.

I then chose to use the two alcohol ink backgrounds top middle in the picture - both using neons (fluro burnt orange and fluro flamingo).
The stencilled background became my first layer.

With the second piece I prepared some ATC backgrounds on black card too.

I then stamped these with steampunk animal red rubber stamps.

I added some white penwork.

I then chose three of them and added them to my background.

I am also adding this to Leigh's Hop

Happy Crafting!


  1. Vibrant backgrounds and great journal pages.

  2. That neon is super! Love how you layered the three animal stamped cards on the first layer! It’s very dynamic!

  3. Lots of crafting fun with Sophie, love your ATCs layered on the black card!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  4. These are fabulous Susan, and I've loved seeing how they came together! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  5. Love your alcohol ink backgrounds in these bright, neon colors. Perfect for this challenge. Great animal stops as well. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  6. Lots of inky fabulousness going on here and those steampunk animals are the perfect touch!
    Thanks for playing along in LeighSBDesigns Steampunk Serengeti Blog Hop!
    Stay Crafty and Safe!

  7. Wow, that is a cool result with all these neon colours and the final layout. The black backing really makes everything pop and very cool animal stamps. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge! Hugz


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