Sunday, October 8, 2017

Alcohol, Anyone?

No - not a drink silly heads - an INK!!!

Today is the first day of Falliday Fest over at Splitcoaststampers, and it's our favorite two weeks of the year! We have 30 challenges, starting today and going through the 21st, as well as FOUR card drives, and TEN falliday (fall & holiday) tutorials! So I hope you join us!

My challenge today was to pick one of the alcohol techniques out of the tutorials section (just put the word alcohol in the search box) - and there are so many fun ones. Also, our first tutorial of the fest today is on Alcohol Ink Baubles by Heather Telford. I loved that she cut hers into ornaments and holiday scenes, so I used her tutorial for my own challenge sample.

It's been a long time since I got my alcohol inks out and now I'm kicking myself because they are so beautiful.

I especially love them on synthetics like Yupo and Duralar - I used the latter here. You can also do it with glossy cardstock.

But basically I just played and then die cut my pieces with the dies listed below. The sentiment is from Watercolor Christmas and I triple love it!

I filmed my playtime, and in this short video you'll see some tips about timing your ink drops as well as how to get two very different textures on your finished project.

I hope you enjoy it!

Come join me and my friends for Falliday Fest too - it's a ton of fun - you can find lost mojo and get great holiday recipes and time saving tips, and of course the chance to win tons of prizes.



  1. The sparkly gold ‘ribbon’ is Lovely holding up the vibrant and beautiful ornament! Love the simple sentiment too! TFS!

  2. Got to get out my yupo and alcohol inks! I love this idea. Thanks.

  3. Oooh...pretty! I have alcohol inks! And I have glossy cardstock! I need to play!

  4. Love this Lydia ... I have to play as it looks like fun.

  5. How gorgeous! What a wonderful mix of colors in a super-fun ornament.


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