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Using alcohol inks with foiled designs

Alcohol inks are a beautiful medium to work with. They create vivid bright designs whether you create a background or use it for more focal images. Today I’m showing how to use alcohol inks with foiled designs using the fabulous WOW! Fab Foilers Sweet Sentiments set. Whether you keep it simple with just a few sentiments or add a vellum overlay, this technique will blow you away!

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Alcohol inks with foiled designs

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Alcohol inks with foiled designs

Start off with a piece of Yupo Paper – no need to trim this down to a card size until we have added the ink. Add some blending solution over the top and start adding in colour with alcohol inks. 

Here I have used Indigo, Wild Pulm and Stream. Using a puffer, move the ink around, allowing the colours to blend with one another. Keep adding ink until you are happy with the look. 

Allow the panel to dry, but just before the whole panel is dry we need to add some foil design. Where the alcohol ink pools it will take longer to dry and this will appear tacky. Cover this with WOW! Gold Fab Foil to transfer the foil and create metallic veins in the background. 

To finish the card, foil a sheet of sentiments from the WOW! Fab Foiler Sweet Sentiments set in WOW! Gold Fab Foil. Trim these down and add them to the card front along with some gold matte sequins.

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Alcohol inks with foiled designs and Vellum!

This second uses vellum to create the alcohol ink panel and then used this as an overlay. Again, add Indigo, Stream and Wild Pulm Alcohol inks to the vellum along with blending solution. Before the panel has fully dried, add WOW! Gold Fab Foil to the tacky areas of ink. 

Create the background panel by foiling with WOW! Gold Fab Foil one of the background panels from the WOW! Fab Foiler Sweet Sentiments set. Trim the vellum panel down and hide small amounts of double-sided adhesive tape behind dark areas of alcohol ink.

Finish this card off by adding a few more foiled sentiments from the WOW! Fab Foiler Sweet Sentiments set along with matte gold sequins. 

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Indigo Alcohol Ink - Ranger
Indigo Alcohol Ink – Ranger
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Stream Alcohol Ink - Ranger
Stream Alcohol Ink – Ranger
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Wild Plum Alcohol Ink - Ranger Ink
Wild Plum Alcohol Ink – Ranger Ink
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Alcohol Blending Solution - Ranger Ink
Alcohol Blending Solution – Ranger Ink
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White Yupo Paper - Ranger Ink
White Yupo Paper – Ranger Ink
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Minc Foiling Machine 12
Minc Foiling Machine 12″ – Heidi Swapp
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Sweet Sentiments - Fab Foilers - WOW! Embossing Powder
Sweet Sentiments – Fab Foilers – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Gold Fab Foil - WOW! Embossing Powder
Gold Fab Foil – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Vellum - Hero Arts
Vellum – Hero Arts
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WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock - A5
WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock – A5
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Precision Glue XL - Hero Arts
Precision Glue XL – Hero Arts
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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