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Alcohol Lift-Ink (& mixative)

Alcohol Lift-Ink (& mixative) tutorial

Time: <1 hour
Yield:  1 - #8 Tag (will most like be added to a card)
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Botanical, Mushroom, Patina, Rust; Alcohol Lift Ink
  • Other – Clear Gesso; Gunmetal & Silver Mixative 
  • Paint – Distress Black Soot
  • Re-Inkers – Alcohol Lift-Ink
Dry Ingredients:
  • Cardstock – YUPO Heavy Stock
  • Blending Tool (with both felt & foam)
  • Dies – Tag & Bookplate
  • Stamps – Big Block Numbers
  • Stamp Platform
  • Stencils – Stitched 



let the magic begin... 
 following tim's instructions for using lift-ink the
first stamp and lift will look like it didn't work
 the second application is magical



 i float the alcohol inks on a lot (a lot) of water
 i added the black soot to dingy it up a bit, the stamped
 colour will be much brighter if you omit this step


  this lift is all about putting ink on the stamp
 tim was right, i love how 
imperfect the transfer of colour is


...another idea tried, more ideas to test.


Thank you for your continued support and readership,
it really means a lot to me! is this year’s blogiversary challenge tag*.


Time:  <2 hours
Yield:  1 - #8 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Archival Mixed Media Palette (Vintage Photo); Distress Old Paper, Vintage Photo; Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Collage Medium (matte); Distress Crayon Picket Fence
  • Re-Inkers – Distress Oxide Broken China, Candied Apple
  • Spray Stain – Distress Antique Linen, Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • #8 Distress Heavy Stock Tags
  • Hardware – Adornment Star; Gadget Gears; Long Fastener; Mini Fasteners; Quote Token; Sprocket Gears
  • Other – DIY Ink Pad; Remnant Rubs (special delivery)
  • Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon; Film Strip Ribbon
  • Dies – Ticket Booth; Torn Notebook
  • Other – Blending Brushes; Heat Tool; Spray Bottle
  • Punches - Circle
  • Stamps – At the Movies; Big Block Numbers; Ticket Booth
  • Stamp Platform (travel)
















*My (self-imposed) Blogiversary Challenge is to create a new tag using the same; stamp sets, colour pallet and materials/thematic elements (hopefully getting more crazy/creative over time) as the ones I used in my first post and the first tag I made.