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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Alcohol inks on glossy white cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Inks on Glossy white cardstock
Don't forget to scan your results. You can print them out for multiples of the backgrounds you like.



  • Cardstock- glossy or matte- white, black, colored or metallics
  • Drip alcohol inks on cardstock
  • Drip Blender Fluid on cardstock
  • Use a bit of felt with Blender fluid and/or any combination of blender fluid and inks to pounce it
  • Repeat until you like the way it looks. :)
Experiment with different amounts of ink to blender fluid ratios. Try different colors- you'll be pleased to discover that any combination of the inks gives interesting results.




Alcohol inks and Krylon on glossy white cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Inks/Krylon Pen on Glossy
I added extra Gold Krylon and swirled it around with a piece of wire.


Try adding other inks and paints. You can get some interesting textures that way. I added gold PearlX powder and some silver metallic calligraphy ink to this. Don't be afraid to experiment- if you don't like it, you can always cover it up with more inks.


  • Use Glossy cardstock
  • Scribble on some Krylon metallic ink
  • Drip alcohol inks on cardstock
  • Drip Blender Fluid on cardstock
  • Felt or pom pom to dab at the mixture
  • Repeat until you like the way it looks. :)
Scrub areas with blender fluid to take away color. Add extra ink in other places for texture.

I soaked some string in the ink mixture and pulled it across the card to get some swirls in this one. :)
Try it on Tinfoil!
Works on vellum, too!
Jackie Kalchert from our yahoo group sent these wonderful background papers.
You can get this effect by putting the blender solution and inks on your craft sheet and swirling the cardstock in it! Fast and fun!

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