LOVE, Forever and Always: Alcohol Pearl Inks

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone! Happy Monday!!! I have a mixed media project that I hope inspires you to play and discover the possibilities of the new Ranger Alcohol Pearl inks

I got a set and went to town experimenting on Yupo paper, the results we amazing. The pearls come alive once they hit the paper. 

I tried out a color palette that works well with each other and is pleasing to the eye. For this project, I used Alcohol Pearl inks in Villainous, Tranquill, Sublime, and Celestial. I also used regular Alcohol Inks in Patina and Turquoise. I was able to get the colors to move around on the Yupo using Tim Holtz Blending Solution and a lower temp heat tool

Here’s a close-up to try to capture the gorgeous glimmer. It is even more stunning in real life!! As a note, I was able to get amazing effects on Vellum as well!!! I can’t wait to play some more!!

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  1. Very pretty project! I love alcohol inks, but have not tried the pearl ones. Thanks for the tip about adding foil to the project also!

  2. The alcohol pearls have created a lovely background for this simple framed message. Thanks for sharing…it’s simply beautiful.

  3. Beautiful Shari!! The colors you used are so soothing and beautiful together. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. That was awesome to see Shari, as always!
    Love how you played with the Alcohol inks, the shine of the pearl ones is great, even on screen.
    Thank you for showing this beautiful piece of art.

  5. I always look forward to Shari’s projects and this one did not disappoint!
    Beautiful colors, beautiful results.

  6. Love ideas that include alcohol inks. They last so long, so all the ideas that come from their use is so very helpful. Great project.

  7. Absolutely love playing with alcohol inks and watching how others create with them. Wonderful project!

  8. You have definitely inspired me today, Shari. I feel like getting my 8nks out and create something beautiful.

  9. Love the look of the alcohol inks, especially the new pearl ones. I’ve played with inks, but mine never seem to turn out this pretty! Gotta practice more because I love this!

  10. Cool project! I’ve not yet jumped in on the alcohol ink craze, but this looked like so much fun. I like the shimmer of the pearls and the added foil.

  11. Your project is absolutely beautiful! I love the colours you’ve used – they work so well together.

  12. Thanks. Lovely. I learned so much. The blending solution had baffled me until I saw you using it. And foil! I love it. Also, being new at this, I didn’t know about stacking the die cuts like you did with love. I’m your fan now!

  13. Absolutely beautiful Shari. I love the look of the alcohol pearls, however, I still haven’t used the alcohol inks;) I def. want the pearls though.

  14. Oooo . . . this is sooooo gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous color combo and the shimmer does look amazing!

  15. Enjoyed watching your video very mesmerizing as you added different colors. The effect is very cool. Two of my favorite colors as well.

  16. I love this project. I’ve been struggling with alcohol inks and avoiding making a big mess!! This is really beautiful!! Thanks so much!

  17. Soooo beautiful, Shari! I saw this & ordered some pearl inks right away. This technique is absolutely stunning!

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