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Use alcohol inks to create vibrant papercrafts

What you need...
  • Card: white, black, pinks
    Jackson’s Art Yupo Paper 153GSM
    Craft sheet
    Altenew Artist Marker Refill Set A
    Dies: Marianne Design Creatables Flower die; oval
    Stamps, Julie Hickey Essential Sentiments, Hello, Thinking of You
    Ink-pad, black
    Water brush
    Water mister
  1. Splashes of Colour - 1 Dispense 3-4 drops of the darkest colour ink onto a piece of Yupo.

    2 Add 3-4 more of the second darkest colour, allowing the drops to overlap.

    3 Add several drops of two additional colours and allow them to blend to create a unified pattern.

    4 Gently dab the surface with a damp baby wipe to blot the ink.

  2. Layered Florals - 1 Combine shades of blue alcohol inks on Yupo paper, then die-cut into flowers. Create additional flowers from black card and layer with the blue ones. Stack with foam mounting squares to create a dimensional motif.

    2 Mount the flower onto white card, then black. Press the black ink-pad onto the craft sheet and mist with water. Use a water brush to spatter the wet ink onto white card. Trim, 9.5cm x 14cm, and mount onto black.

    3 Stamp the sentiment onto white card and mount on black, then glue across the spattered piece. Form a white blank, 10.5cm x 15cm, then stick the spattered piece in the centre.

    4 Add the flower motif, then tie a bow using checked ribbon and glue as shown. Secure a pearl in the flower centre to finish

  3. Ink Spatter - 1 Mix shades of red alcohol inks onto Yupo paper, then die-cut into flowers. Using black, light pink and pink card, die-cut flowers and layer them to form three floral motifs.

    2 Spatter watery black ink onto white card, 11.5cm x 13.5cm, then mount onto black. Take a blank, 13cm x 15cm, and glue the spattered piece in the centre.

    3 Stamp the sentiment onto white and die-cut into an oval, then back with a second oval cut from black. Arrange the elements onto the card front, adhering with foam tape. Stick pearls on the flowers, then secure a bow to finish.

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