I held an alcohol ink workshop last Sunday and one of the exercises I always do with students new to alcohol inks is to get them to create a really vibrant spotted background to work onto. This can be the hardest of backgrounds to tackle and can be very daunting because they look fabulous as a background, but how can you put focal points over the top bold enough to stand out.
I find that if you can create something out of your background, it gives you lots of confidence in then using the boldest of alchol ink backgrounds.
This was the piece I created during the workshop as an example. I started by dripping on Lettuce, Stonewashed and Stream alcohol inks in a random pattern.
I stamped my flower from the Creative Expressions Art Flowers set over the top in Archival Black ink as well as the dream in colour wording from the same set.
Once the ink was dry (have patience – you are using it on glossy card so it will take a while)then add in your white pen highlights and I also took the opportunity to show the workshopees my barbed wire border too.
I love the finished piece – nice colour combo and simple but effective – even if I do say so myself!
so get out your alcohol inks and get dripping!
We sell Alcohol inks instore, but not online due to postal restrictions – so do pop in and treat yourself to an ink or too!