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Ranger Alcohol Inks On Acetate With Foil Accents

I recently watched a video by Jessica over at All The Sparkle, which involved her creating a beautiful panel with Alcohol Inks and then adding foil accents to it.  It blew me away.  I really wanted to try this technique on acetate to create a card with a beautiful stained glass look so I decided to pull out my inks.

I will say I am very new to Alcohol Inks.  In fact, today is the first day I used them and it won't be the last. Check out below for directions and a YouTube video to help you recreate this cool card.
For this piece I chose the Mermaid, Limeade, and Dandelion Alcohol Inks from Ranger, and of course the Alcohol Blending Solution.  In addition to that my supplies included painters tape, some gold Thermoweb Decofoil, a sturdy piece of acetate cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" and scored on the shorter side at 4 1/4" which will give us a standard A2 card front,  a brayer, a piece of scrap paper and two pieces of 100 lb white cover card stock that are both 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The process of making this card is quite simple.  I masked off the 1" top of the acetate to keep it free of the ink.  I then proceeded to drop 3 dots each of each of my 3 colors around the acetate somewhat randomly.  I kept a loose triangle shape in mind when placing the drops.  I used the spritzer to blow some of the ink around and added Alcohol Blending Solution to move it around more if the color became dry too quickly.
My goal was to create a nice effect where there were random dark edges around the design.  These dark edges are pooled up Alcohol Ink that take longer to dry than the typical thin layer of ink.  I would say it took me approximately 5 minutes to create a pattern I was happy with.  I then waited a few minutes until the lighter areas of the piece were dry and then applied gold foil by placing the foil sheet over the design and then a white piece of paper over it.  I then got my brayer and applied even pressure back and forth over the foil.  I pulled off the foil and there you have it….a stunning  panel that will make most anyone smile.

To complete the card I folded the acetate at the score line and went over the crease with my bone folder.  I attached the card stock on either side of the 1” extra of the acetate panel and added this gorgeous Thinking of You sentiment die from Altenew. 

As a side note this is a lot messier than I thought it would be.  I would recommend a well ventilated location, some surgical type gloves, and alcohol wipes for quick and easy clean up.

If you would like to check out Jessica's video click here.

I hope I have inspired you to give this a try.

Happy Crafting :)

Joanne and Penny
If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  Thanks again.

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Supplies:
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz 8.5 Paper Trimmer
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Spellbinders Platinum 6
Spellbinders Platinum 6
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Tombow Dots Tape Runner
Tombow Dots Tape Runner
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Marvy Jewel Picker
Marvy Jewel Picker
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Ranger Alcohol Ink - Dandelion
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Dandelion
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Ranger Alcohol Ink - Mermaid
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Mermaid
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Ranger Alcohol Ink - Limeade
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Limeade
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Altenew Die - Thinking of You
Altenew Die - Thinking of You
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Thermoweb Decofoil - Gold
Thermoweb Decofoil - Gold
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Tim Holtz Distress Spritzer
Tim Holtz Distress Spritzer
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Comments

  1. Ok gave just bought some alcohol inks too and cannot wait to try them out. Not thought about using them on acetate, so thanks for sharing!

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  2. This turned out great--saw the original video too but I enjoyed seeing the process through your eyes. Great video!

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  3. Love this technique. I made one background!IMG_0818.jpg

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  4. Beautiful! Your color combo is stunning.

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