It’s been awhile since I’ve done a project using alcohol inks and I have had the Ranger Alcohol Ink Cardstock in Silver Sparkle for some time but never used it. Since Halloween is just around the corner, it seemed only right that I make a colorful Halloween card background with my alcohol inks while trying out the Silver Sparkle Cardstock. I didn’t know what to expect but since Tim Holtz products are always super high quality, I was expecting something cool. And let me tell you, I am very, very impressed! The cardstock makes the alcohol inks act in ways I’ve never seen before. They expand and combine like always, but dry pretty quickly and while some blending does occur, the blending never turns into mud the way mixing complimentary colors like purple and yellow should. The colors get these crazy edges/rings around them that when the light hits them just right, turn almost neon and look a bit like foil. The colors themselves remain vibrant but with a frosty sheen to them that is very, very sparkly. I have a feeling I will be trying this technique again come Christmas because that sparkle with the vibrant colors is more than I can resist at that time of year.
Please check out the video tutorial below for all the details:
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