Ranger Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Shari here to show you an older technique that I’ve just discovered.

I was is AWE of Tim Holtz’s brilliant use of canned air to get splatters with alcohol inks. Did I say Brilliant??? It’s amazing, fun and honestly a bit addictive. I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Shari Carroll Ranger

I used six colors of alcohol inks and also Pearl Mixative. All this was done on Ranger’s Glossy card stock.  After adding color to my paper, I used a couple rub-on sheets to complete the look.

Shari Carroll Ranger D1

To finish things off, I added my greeting with the Chiseled Industrious letter stickers and some stained Crinkle Ribbon. Be sure to check out the links below for all the colors I used.

I put together a video of the process, hope you enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

  1. Wow, what a fantastic collage look, wonderful colors too. Love the size and placement on the card too!

  2. Shari~ this is a wonderful video. I am teaching this technique at my card club in Dec. and your card has given me so many more ideas to use. I have always used a straw, but canned air looks so much easier. Can’t wait to get to my studio. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love love love your use of Rub-ons. I have never fallen out of love with them, and I think they are great for so many projects! Especially this one on Glossy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a gorgeous result! The ink is so vibrant, it is amazing how much difference the air makes in the final result!

  5. Fabulous card Shari! I love how you created the vibrant pop of splattered color under those perfectly placed rub-on! Magnificent!

  6. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!!!!!
    I really REALLY like almost everything you do, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card !

    Thank you SO much for sharing this technique — I am going to try this right now — I am too excited to sleep !!

  7. What a fun idea. I am wondering if the Tim Holtz sprayer will work as it puffs out air. I might have to give it a try!! Love your card.

  8. Cool technique and beautiful card. I remember seeing Tim do this once. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I’ll have to try it.

  9. I remember doing this with a straw and feeling light-headed. I’m headed to the store for canned air. What fun. I’ve also “toasted” the end of my fingers drying crinkle ribbon, so now it’s going in a glass dish. Thank you!

  10. FABULOUS card & tutorial Shari!!!
    LOVE IT ALL, especially the ribbon and what canned air can help create – THANK YOU for sharing :)

  11. What a blast from the past! I haven’t seen this technique for 8 years , I think. So glad you resurrected it. I love the stacked colors and the rub ons that you used. Really fun and effective card.

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