Video 2: Fall Leaf with Alcohol Inks Tutorial

Hello again!  This is my second post and video for today.  In my previous video tutorial, I shared a fun and effortless way to create beautiful fall leaf colors using distress inks.   In this video, I will share how you can achieve a similar result using alcohol inks.   Last year I shared a pictorial tutorial of this technique and received a few requests for a video tutorial.  So here it is finally!   All supplies are linked at the end of this post.  

Like the distress inks, it is very fun and easy to work with alcohol inks.  And just like the distress inks, there is no right or wrong way to do this technique either.  However, alcohol inks give off a much more vivid color and the texture is much smoother.  Also, because alcohol inks evaporate, they do dried up rapidly.  So you will need to move rather quickly when working with alcohol inks.

I begin my project by laying out the Ranger's non-stick craft sheet to protect my work surface since alcohol inks do stain.  Next, working one ink at a time, I randomly squirt the colors in citrus, red pepper, sunshine yellow and sunshine orange onto a piece of aluminium foil.  Before moving onto the next ink, I would left the foil up and swirl.  This allows the ink to spread evenly across the foil.  Then, quickly squirt on the next ink next to the previous ink.  This allows a good blend between colors.  Repeat until the last ink is applied.  Then rub the cardstock over the inks. The inks will bleed through the paper.  To prevent getting your hands stain, make sure to wear gloves.  

Once the paper completely dried, I then dies cut it out with the Impression Obsession Leaf Background Dies.  You could also dies cut your piece first. Then rub it over the inks.

So easy right?  Here are a few more cards.  The colors varies on every one of them.

Again, if you would like to see a step-by-step pictorial tutorial on this alcohol inks, please go here.

Give this technique a try.  You might just love it!  If you have not subscribe to my YouTube channel, please do.  That way you won't miss other video tutorials that I might not share here.  

Thank you so much for visiting.  May you have a lovely Thanksgiving Day holiday ahead!


You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the thumbnail picture or wording to take you directly to the product. I do not belong to any affiliate programs. If I am, I will sure to clearly disclosed in the post. All supplies listed here I purchased.

IO Leaf Background Dies

Bazzill Card Shoppe-Marshmallow

Bazzill Card Shoppe-Licorice Twist

Bazzill Card Shoppe-Easter Grass

Sizzix Big Shot Express

Ranger Multi Medium Matte Mini

Ranger-Tim-Holtz-Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Red Pepper

Ranger-Tim-Holtz-Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Sunshine Yellow

Ranger-Tim-Holtz-Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Sunshine Orange

Ranger-Tim-Holtz-Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Citrus

Ranger's non-stick craft sheet

Canson Watercolor Pad

Aluminium Foil



Linda W. said...

Love this technique Christina. I do not own any full page dies - sounds like a good item for my Christmas stocking from Santa! Beautiful colors - I love using alcohol inks and have only ever done direct to paper so your method is much better and quicker. Thx friend.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These look beautiful! Looks like an awesome technique! I haven't used my alcohol inks for a while - I guess it's time to dust them off again! I always thought I need glossy paper for alcohol inks but it looks like you used regular cardstock and it turned out beautifully!

Rannah Romps said...

I must work on getting a full page die!! This technique is so much fun! A must try!
Thanks so much for two tutorials! You are a natural on the video too!

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Christina! It's a great reminder to get my AIs out and play with them, then use die cuts, which will look fabulous with them! Your cards are amazing. Thanks for today's inspiration! hugs, de

JenniferD said...

Wow this is Awesome love your Fabulous Tutorial!

Mel C said...

Great tutorial Christina, love how the colors blend together for a Fall look! I have not seen large dies like that, how awesome!

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