Alcohol Inks Fit for a Fairytale 28

A note from Megan:

Hello everyone and welcome to Friday! I am so excited to introduce to you another little peak at some of the WONDERFUL talent that is on the way from Above Rubies Studio’s “Club Ruby” Designers!

Today’s post is from a very special and talented lady, Courtney Zavala! I am so inspired by her work and she challenges me and I know she is going to challenge you as well!

So take a look today at just a small preview of things Courtney can help us all grow, be challenged by and be inspired! Thank you Courtney for taking your time to share as a Master Designer for Club Ruby! Everyone can continue to follow Courtney here or at her own wonderful website


Products Used:

  • Card Base – 3.75″ x 5.5″ (I know, it’s a funny size)
  • Ranger Glossy Paper – 3.5″ x 5.25″ *must be glossy paper, not photo paper
  • Stamps of your choice
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks – Sail Boat Blue, Cloudy Blue, Eggplant, Pitch Black, and Silver Mixative were used
  • Adirondack Blending Solution
  • Ranger Ink Applicator with felt pads
  • Paper Towel
  • Dry Adhesive
  • Creativity

Step 1

Stamp and emboss your choice of images on the glossy paper with clear embossing powder.

Step 2

Choose your Alcohol Inks. Stick to a monochromatic color scheme, or be creative! The silver that I used is a Mixative, and is meant to be used with alcohol inks to add metallic highlights to your work.

Step 3

Place the nozzle of the Alcohol Ink bottles directly onto the felt pads, and lightly squeeze for a second or two to add drops of color. Add as much, or as little as you want, but remember that a little goes a long way.

Step 4

Apply the ink to the glossy paper. Twist, turn, wiggle or do jumping jacks! Play around with it until you get the effect you want!

Step 5

You can apply layers of alcohol inks, or even use the Blending Solution to erase what you’ve done and start over! Don’t worry about covering your stamped images with ink. We’ll take care of that later.

Step 6

When your paper has the desired look, let it dry for a minute or two.

Step 7

Apply a small amount of Blending Solution to a paper towel, and wipe off the ink on the embossed areas.

Step 8

Adhere the glossy paper to your card base.

Step 9

Give it to someone special šŸ™‚

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