Friday, November 22, 2019

galaxy backgrounds with alcohol inks

Have you tried creating a galaxy background with alcohol inks? 
Until today (well yesterday really), I had been making all of my galaxy cards with ink blending techniques. And I don't know why I'm so late to the game but I suddenly decided to break out my alcohol inks.

I think my technique might need a little work but I'm still pretty happy with the results. 

Here's how I made this one...

I started by using different colors of alcohol inks, blending solution and an air blower (really meant to clean my camera lens) to create an abstract background on glossy cardstock.

Then I used a mini alcohol ink applicator to apply dark denim blue alcohol ink over the top. I might have been a little heavy-handed with the blue, but more of the colors show through in person.

When the panel was dry, I added a little white paint splatter and teeny star sequins to complete my galaxy look.

And it seems like the perfect space (pun intended, LOL) for the Essentials by Ellen Space Out ship!

I also added my message inside because why not?!

I love how the alcohol ink has so much texture and I can't wait to play more!

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So fun. Love the card

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