Re-Inker Techniques: Creating An Alcohol Ink Background With Foil

By | 09/21/2018

I started a new class today at Altenew Academy called Rethink Re-Inkers.


It honestly never occurred to me that when I purchase the refill bottles for the Altenew Artist Markers I was actually getting quite a bit for my crafting dollars.  These refills are bottles of beautifully colored alcohol inks and there are a lot of techniques we can use them for.


Today’s technique was to create a small background.  I created a large background and added foil!  (I will have a very short video tomorrow to share the technique!)

Stamping Imperfection Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers

I used Yupo paper for this technique.  This is a special non-absorbent paper that allows you to drop alcohol inks on top and they spread and dry on the surface of the paper without being absorbed into the paper.

I just got the Altenew Artist Marker refills and it never occurred to me that these would make such pretty backgrounds.  I’ve dripped on the Cotton Candy and Desert Night inks and then I added some alcohol blending solution (isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol work also).  I allowed it to dry until it was a little sticky and then placed a piece of foil over the top and burnished it with my bone folder.  When I peeled back the foil, I absolutely loved the effect.

I love the movement on this card!!!  It is so pretty.

I trimmed it down about 1/4″ on one side where I really didn’t get any ink and attached it to a card base with foam tape after adding a strip of silver glitter washi tape and a strip of black glitter washi tape.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock.  The sentiment comes from the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set.  I popped that up on some foam tape and added some fine silver thread wadded up behind it.

I love the metallic shine on this card.Stamping Imperfection Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers

Shiny!  Nice!

Don’t the alcohol inks flow and blend beautifully?  The foil is such a fun touch to this card.

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There is a sale on the Altenew Artist Markers today and tomorrow (9/21-22), so I am including links for those in case you are interested.  I waited for a sale before purchasing my set.


I love finding a quick and easy new technique with a lot of Wow!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy weekend.

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