I love the way the Tim Holtz Ranger alcohol inks look. In the video I saw Tim says use them on stuff that isn't poreous. So here's my question, what happens if you use them on regular scrapbook paper and cardstock? Most of what I use is regular paper and I don't want to invest a lot of money (that I don't really have) into something I won't use a lot. If alcohol inks aren't the way I need to go can somebody make any recommendations? I really appreciate it.
Hi there!!! At first sorry for my bad english writhing. I can only speek of my own experience. I use the alcohol inks not on paper only on non poreous material like iron plastic stone photopaper etc. I try to use it in paper but That did not work for me. You can make your own mist and spray it on paper That looks great. You can find tutorials on YouTube. I hope you can do something with this info. Have a great scrappy time!!!! Riza(:
How about making the most of the blending properties of the alcohol inks, by blending them in a cut down page protector? Then you could put your regular paper/card-stock on top and get a similar effect. Instead of blending on the paper, you'd be blending on the plastic. Just a thought.
Oh and if you have left-over photo paper, you can use that instead of the expensive glossy card-stock.
If you gesso the paper you can use the alcohol inks over it, but you'll have a white background. I would recommend getting the Ranger Adirondack inks instead - they have the same colors and are meant for paper.
There is special treated paper, or you can use them on photo paper as well. You will not get the mottled, marbled look on regular card stock as it just sinks right in.
The Adirondack color washes are the same colors, but dye based, so those (as suggested above) work great on card stock and regular paper! But, it is still not a marbled look as the properties that make it look like are because the inks are alcohol based.