Have you added alcohol inks to your craft drawer yet? One day I saw a video showing a craft made with these liquid inks and I knew that I had to give them a try. And of course I was instantly hooked. I love the versatility of alcohol inks. You can use them to create paintings, mosaics, jewelry and so much more. Here is one of my favorite ways ways to use these inks.
Alcohol Ink Floating Background
With this technique, all you have to do is mix cold water with alcohol ink. You can then dip any type of item into the water. It’s great for making colorful gift tags, colored wooden pieces and beads for jewelry.
Here are a few examples of gift tags made with this technique. When dry, the tags can be used for stamping and inking.
You can create any color combinations you want. Have fun playing around with the amount of ink that you place in the water. Decide what background color you’d like and then add a drop or two of a bold accent color. It’s also fun to play around with the type of paper that you use.
These beautiful designs show you the depth and variety you can achieve with alcohol ink. By varying the colors and amount of ink added to the water, you can really play around with the designs that you can achieve with this method.
You aren’t limited to simply using paper and cardstock with this method.
These beautiful ceramic beads were created with this technique. The beads were varnished with Decoart Triple Thick Glaze to give them the protective, high-gloss finish.
I hope that you have fun making your own designs using this fluid background technique. I can’t wait to make some new cards to use for the upcoming holiday season.