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Looking for some inspiration for spring cards?

I was too and then I saw that tie dye is coming in hot for spring fashions! Marbling with alcohol inks is a fun way to create tie dye inspired backgrounds and Honey Bee has an amazing collection of die words to turn the backgrounds into cards!

Here’s a quick video on how to use alcohol inks to create a marbled background…

 

Some tips I’ve found…

  • Protect your work surface. I like to use a big sheet of kitchen parchment under my glass mat.
  • Set aside time to play because this technique is fun & addictive!
  • Test different color combos, different water temperatures, and different inks like Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Alcohol Pearls and Copic Various Refills.
  • Create a “drying station” so you can keep marbling without having to stop to dry each background. I use a big piece of foam board topped with more kitchen parchment.
  • To finish drying damp backgrounds and to flatten, run them through a hot laminator.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy Friday!

Carly

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2 responses to “Alcohol Ink Marbling”

  1. Sue D says:

    Pretty and festive!

  2. yammildred says:

    Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out more details.