#781 – Experimenting with Alcohol Inks

Hello! In my last post, I mentioned a new base for using Alcohol Inks. Well, frankly speaking, it isn’t exactly a replacement to Yupo paper, but it can definitely be used for simple background using alcohol inks.


It is a translucent plastic sheet that could be used for book wrappers. Since it is non-porous, it can be well used. It is also not glossy (I have another one, which is totally transparent and glossy, but I haven’t used it here) Some beautiful effects can still be created, if not all that can be made using Yupo. Here are some examples (sorry about the grainy images, the weather isn’t so great!)




I use adhesive spray to stick the plastic to a normal cardbase. For some instances, I adhered the sheet before applying the alcohol inks; for others, I first applied the ink on the sheet, then adhered it on paper. Doesn’t made much of a difference either way.

Here are some that I haven’t yet adhered to cardstock –



For these, I also used a stencil to pick up some of the already laid ink – one is adhered on to cardstock, and I had used a bit too much of ink – so much that the blue looks like black! The other is still not adhered –



I think these kind of sheets must be available at normal stationary shops. I am planning to use it when I don’t need a spectacular background with alcohol inks, and only need it to generate effects – like I had on my last post. I’ll choose the Yupo only when I need some more effects..and I think such times will be fewer in comparison! πŸ™‚

Hope this gets you to try some other media yourself! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “#781 – Experimenting with Alcohol Inks

  1. Secret revealed πŸ˜€ !! Those backgrounds you created are just amazing ..bold ,dramatic !! Thanks for inspiring..that’s great to find a substitute for a costly supply πŸ™‚

  2. Fantastic look Ashwini, love all those pieces. I also have been playing with just old transparencies for overhead projector that I had in my office and they turn out brilliant too. Its good to see this and I will check out Office works and see if I can find some there to try as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

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