Completed WIP Alcohol Ink Background

Happy Friday! I’m back, as promised, with my completed WIP (work in progress) alcohol ink background. At the start of the week, I shared 2 panels that I created with a new technique using alcohol pearl inks, alcohol inks and plastic wrap. If you missed it, check out the details HERE.  Yesterday, I shared one of the completed panels for my entry to the Freshly Made Sketches challenge in THIS POST.


I enjoyed reading your suggestions as to how I should finish off the panels! I also got suggestions from an alcohol ink community page on Facebook, so this has been a fun experiment! I decided to keep this one very simple, as you’ll see. (This was one of the suggestions!)

Completed WIP Alcohol Ink Background


I decided to simply trim down the panel, and layer it with coordinating cardstock. The alcohol ink colours I use in the background are  Patina alcohol ink (green), Limeade (bright green), Enchanted Pearl (pink) and a touch of Sailboat Blue alcohol ink, with blending solution. By leaving the scrunched plastic wrap on top of the panel overnight to dry, it creates this very cool ‘paving stone’ or ‘crystals’ effect.

Layer the panels together, and then die cut the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases die in silver cardstock. Attach it to the bottom of the panels. There you have it! Except for the 24 hour dry time for the background effect, this is a quick & easy card, but looks fabulous!

Completed WIP Alcohol Ink Background

In person, the pearl sheen is very pretty!


Creating this effect with alcohol pearl inks & alcohol inks is easy, and fun! I think working with alcohol inks in general is fun, as long as you don’t have too many control issues. (yes, I do struggle!) If you’d like some supplies to give it a try yourself, I’ve included some online shopping links below.

Completed WIP Alcohol Ink Background

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

5 thoughts on “Completed WIP Alcohol Ink Background

    1. Oh, I’m glad that you like it, Susan! It was really hard deciding what to do, but I finally decided to let the background be the star 🙂

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