Alcohol Ink Masking Technique | Collab with DJC

 Hey Procraftinators! It's that time of the month when I do my collab with Delaney Jane Cards! This month, we are working with Alcohol Inks! I decided to do a masking technique with them. 

I started by making a full background with my alcohol inks on Grafix Opaque White plastic in a variety of colors (listed below). For this particular technique, it does need to be Grafix Opaque White plastic. This plastic doesn't stain with alcohol inks, like Yupo does. Once I was happy with my background, I used a foil scrap to add foil to the sticky areas of my alcohol ink background. That's not really part of the technique, but just something that I think is fun to do to alcohol ink backgrounds. Once you are done, you can find a stencil in your stash that you want to use. I picked a simple polka dot stencil just for simplicity. Lay that over your background and use a masking fluid thought the stencil. I found it easiest to use a foam blending tool to apply that masking fluid, but do what is easiest for you. You may want to test your masking fluid on a scrap alcohol ink background or on the edge of your background that you may trim off later. I found that my Nuvo masking fluid pulled up the alcohol ink when I went to remove the masking fluid and completely ruined my background and I had to start this whole project over. However, this cheap masking fluid (Fineline Resist Pen) that I got from Hobby Lobby worked just great for this technique. Anyways, let the masking fluid dry and then pour alcohol over your background and watch the alcohol ink around your masked areas wash away. Be sure to do this over something that wont be ruined by the alcohol or get stained by the removed ink. I did it over my glass mat. If you have any stubbon areas that weren't removed by pouring the rubbing alcohol over your panel, you can go in with some blending solution. Just be careful not to rub over your masked areas, as rubbing will remove your masking fluid and you don't want to do that until you are ready. Once you have removed all the ink you wish to remove. Let the piece dry and then go in and rub off the masking fluid with a clean finger or adhesive eraser. I then, used alcohol ink on a piece of blue foiled cardstock to do my sentiment and add some star embellishments to finish my card.


If you wish to watch this card being made, here is the video

This video is part of a collab with Delaney Jane Cards. Be sure to watch her video too HERE

Supply List

  • Grafix Opaque White Craft Plastic 010”
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
    • Poppy Field
    • Valencia
    • Sunshine Yellow
    • Limeade
    • Patina
    • Glacier
    • Purple Twilight
  • Ranger - Blending Solution
  • Verada Sharma Designs - Bokeh Circles Stencils
  • Scrap Piece of Craft Perfect - Mirror Card - Tidal Wave
  • Finline Resist Pen (Masking Fluid)
  • Momenta Birthday Dies



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