As popular as alcohol inks, are stamping is not the first technique that comes to mind when you consider ways to create with them. Since I’m always looking for additional options to use the products I already own , and since a customer had asked about stamping with the inks a few weeks ago, I decided now was the time to delve into the process.
Since alcohol inks are meant for use on nonporous surfaces I stuck with Yupo and Ranger’s Glossy Cardstock as my substrates. I’m guessing there’s probably a way to stamp on regular paper or cardstock, but for today I went with the easier-to-use options.
Interestingly, actually inking a rubber stamp with alcohol ink worked far easier than I expected it to. Since they’re solvent based, the inks tend to evaporate quickly and I imagined them doing that before I could finish applying the ink and stamping the image. I’m not saying you can la-de-dah around and kill time before you place the inked stamp to the surface, but nor do you have to rush like your hair is on fire.
That’s one option where alcohol ink is used as the stamping medium. The others I demo allow you to stamp the image over an already colored background and to use something solvent resistant as your stamp ink and then color with alcohol inks.
The techniques are not difficult, though the results are pretty interesting and make it worth taking a little time to master.
And, because I can, you’ll find that the Mini Ink Blending Tool, Replacement Foam, and Yupo are all on sale. Save 25% on all three from now until Friday September 8th at 11:59 pm EDT!
Supplies For This Video:
Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (you’ll find Glossy Cardstock here too)