Learn how to make this Valentine’s Day card with alcohol inks.
When it came time to make my husband’s Valentine’s Day card, I turned to my new favorite craft book…
Crafting with Alcohol Inks by Allison Murray.
I enjoyed using alcohol inks when I made a Christmas ornament this year.
Here are the supplies I used:
- Alcohol inks – I used silver and two shades of red
- Alcohol Blending Solution
- Alcohol Ink Applicator
- White glossy card with envelope
- White Enamel Paint
- Melissa Frances Stencil 3″ x 4″ Love Heart
- Foam stencil brush
Using a straight up and down gentle pouncing motion, I covered the card once (left) and again (right).
I continued applying the alcohol inks until evenly distributed. I had stopped at this point for my Christmas ornament, but thought a more thorough coverage was needed for the card since I wanted to use stenciled white paint on top.
To minimize the amount of white showing, I added more red and silver to the applicator, as well as some blending solution and continued adding the colors until I thought the white stenciled paint design would stand out.
I centered the Love Heart stencil, and pounced on white enamel paint with a foam stencil brush. I waited until the alcohol inks felt dry, but they bled into the white paint. I liked the effect, so that was not a problem.
I will stamp a Valentine sentiment inside to finish the card for my husband.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you.