Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Embossed Alcohol Ink Resist Technique

Today I have a fun resist technique to share with you using one of my favorite mediums...Alcohol Inks!  With the addition of the Lights and Brights lines to the original Earthtones they offer unlimited possibilities.


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Alcohol Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Ink
Ink Applicator & Felts
Heat Gun
Rubber Stamps (Inkadinkado)
Glossy Cardstock
Plain White Cardstock or Scrap Paper


1. Apply a light color of Alcohol Ink to the entire panel.  This will be the color that shows through the embossed images.  (Butterscotch was used for this example.)

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2. Stamp desired images on the panel using clear embossing ink.

3. Sprinkle images with clear embossing ink; shake off excess back into jar and heat to emboss the images.

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4. Apply desired colors of Alcohol Inks to the entire piece of cardstock.  (I used Rust, Cranberry, Meadow and Terra Cotta for this example.)

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5. Place a sheet of white cardstock over the inked panel.  Iron the cardstock to melt the embossed image.  The white cardstock will absorb the melted embossing powder to reveal the image hidden in the Alcohol Inks.

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Immediately remove the cardstock ~ if the embossing powder has cooled and the paper wants to stick to your inked panel simply run the iron over the stuck areas to remelt. 

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If you used images without text you might be able to use both the original inked panel as well as the scrap of cardstock used to absorb the melted embossing powder as it transfers the Alcohol Inks that were applied over the embossing.

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And you're done! 

You've got a really cool resist image to incorporate into cards, tags, scrapbooks and more!

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Tomorrow I will share the cards I created with these nifty images!


  1. Hi Roni -

    I love this! The results you get with this technique are just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Elaine Allen

  2. That is amazing!!! I have all the supplies and plan on trying this one! You are always amazing me with you wonderful ideas!!

  3. I looove this technique!!!! Now ..thanks to you, I can do!!!

  4. That is a really cool technique! I think i may try this for my cards this Christmas, just need to get some glossy paper!!

  5. WOW...I LOVE THIS!! Alcohol inks are one of my faves too. I'll be doing this soon!! Like tomorrow!

  6. Fabulous!! I always think I don't do enough with my alcohol inks so found your tutorial really interesting. Thanks for sharing x

  7. oh my gosh this is so awesome. I am going to have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Wow, a wonderful technique, love it

  9. lovin' this never fail to amaze me:)

  10. Thanks for sharing this technique, I would definitely love trying out!

  11. That looks so cool Roni! Looks just like Batic!

  12. I did try this and the first one came out great. But the 2nd and 3rd ones I over heated. So now I know that I cannot heat them that long. I will post a photo on my blog tonight. Thanks for the great idea.


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