Replacing alcohol inks with Lindy’s Gang products
I am today on Lindy’s Gang blog with a new step-by-step mixed-media tutorial on replacing alcohol inks with Lindy’s products in a fun and easy way:)
I am wondering if you ever tried to use Lindy’s sprays and Magicals instead of alcohol inks? Well, I do not have alcohol inks, but I sure have Lindy’s! So I decided to give it a try and I am so happy I did it! The result is simply gorgeous- not exactly like inks, but different and uniquely beautiful. So let me show you how I did my ATC cards with Lindy’s products, 90% alcohol and Yupo paper ( I did the trial also on watercolour paper and it works, but I need to honestly say that it works way much better on Yupo). Hope you’ll try to experiment a little with Lindy’s, as you never know what beauty you can create:)
I took a piece of Yupo paper and started spraying and splattering them onto the page. Then I used my mini sprayer filled with 90% alcohol and started doing exactly the same: spraying and splattering onto the page covered with Lindy’s. When I saw that some of the paint is forming blackish pools, I dabbed it away with a tissue. I sprinkled with a brush some of the Magical powder on the page and again sprayed it with alcohol.
I repeated the same process few times and finally added even moe colour with Flat Fabio spray- Luscious Limeand Magical Shaker- Oktoberfest Orange. I dried everything with heat gun, tilting the page when needed, added some more alcohol splatter, dried it again. This is the result I got- magical! 🙂
Afterwards I cut the paper to size little smaller then ATC, made ATC-sized bases for the cards with black paper and glued them together with double-sided tape.
Then I added some light stamping with permanent Archival Ink and started gluing embellishments (industry die cuts, some brads and metal part, gauze and lace, etc). As a focal point I added die- cuts from AB Studio paper. I really didn’t wanted to cover too much of my ATC as I am totally in love with this background, so I used the embellishments very lightly this time.
Then I added some white splatter and word stickers from Tim Holtz and the ATC are done! And if you really like the end result I will provide for you link to the process video I made for Lindy’s Gang under the close-ups:)
Link to the process video:
Lindy’s Gang products used:
- Magical Shaker- Octoberfest Orange
- Magical- Ocean Breeze Blue
- Starbursts sprays: California Poppy Gold, Hydrangea Blue& Time Travel Teal
- Flat Fabios sprays: Luscious Lime& Queen Of Hearts Red
- AB Studio die-cuts from collection: Be Gentle & Vintage Elements
- AALL & Create stamp # 74
- Yupo paper
- Archival Ink- black
- Small Talk stickers by Tim Holtz
- 90% alcohol
- 13 @rts- Ayeeda Powder 3D, black
- White acrylic- Pebeo
- Tacky Glue
- 3D foam tape
- Industrial die-cuts
Hope you’d enjoyed this short tutorial on replacing alcohol inks and if you create something with Lindy’s products and alcohol, don’t forget to post it on Lindy’s Creative Gang Facebook group. I’ll be happy if you tag me as well:)
Have a great day and see you soon!