Tuesday, May 05, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Spritzes Alcohol Inks

Hi, Cornelia here today sharing a fun technique that I came up with - alcohol ink spritzing! It's easy and fun and I'll tell you all the tricks I learned.

My supplies:
  • glossy paper
  • stamps (I used Artful Flutters and Blossom Overture)
  • inks (both Memento and Staz-on work just fine)
  • alcohol inks
  • a syringe with a fine needle
  • Q-tip and rubbing alcohol (optional)
I stamped the butterflies on glossy paper.

Sucked up some alcohol ink into the syringe and squirted it back into the bottle. With the tiny bit of ink left in there, I squirted onto the paper.

Repeated it with various colors

Some more colors....

And lastly I added the sentiment and a few sequins, adhered a black strip of paper on the side, and rounded the bottom corners.

The tricks:
  • Start with the lightest color first!!!! Then you don't need to clean the syringe.
  • Would be great to have a different syringe for every color - I had only one at home.
  • Make sure you squirt all the ink back into the alcohol ink bottle before you spray onto your card - you get big blobs if there is too much ink left.

Now is that fun or what? Perhaps you'll give it a try!

Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:


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  1. What a fun and messy card! I LOVE messy cards ♥ Beautiful!!!

  2. The results are just striking, and the technique sounds like fun.

  3. This is so pretty and looks like it is fun to do. I have some of those alcohol inks sitting around and will have to give this a try!!

  4. A vibrant, vivid card, Cornelia...and I'd much rather see a syringe used to jazz up a card that give me an injection *grin* Truly eye-catching...

  5. What a fun technique! I love the outcome - very pretty!

  6. Striking card Cornelia, looks like a fun technique, Cathy x

  7. Looks like a fun technique. Love those splashes of colour. I think I saw a syringe around here somewhere. Hugz

  8. funny way !!!
    ich finde den effekt total klasse...
    mal sehen wo es bei und noch feine Spritzen gibt

  9. Wow, what a lovely splash of colors, beautiful technique, love it!

  10. Great technique of creating such an eye catching card. Love the random nature of this card. Thanks for sharing:)

  11. Amazing results. Bold and beautiful. Something to try on my next project.

  12. Love the fun colorful splatters and the pop of black.

  13. Love the fun colorful splatters and the pop of black.

  14. Such a colourful butterfly card Cornelia and the good old gloss card - haven't used that for ages, maybe have some in a drawer somewhere - very effective syringe work, thanks for showing us


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