Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tutorial: Vellum & Alcohol Inks

Hello there - we have Virginia Lu today giving us an awesome tutorial on Vellum & Alcohol Inks. I invited her back to play along with our current Challenge #21.

Remember her stellar Birthday Party Favor here? We all wanted to see a tutorial, and Virginia has obliged. Here is what she had to say:

~ Gather supplies-clear/white vellum paper, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, Adirondack Alcohol Inks ( Pink Sherbet, Sunshine Yellow)
~ Use Alcohol Applicator with felt. Here I used regular brown felt for the alcohol inks as it works . AND it saves money!
~ You can control the color intensity by adding more/less inks and alcohol solution. Experimenting with the alcohol inks is part of the fun!

~You can either dab or swipe the inks to create textured look that you want.
~ After it dries, you can stamp or emboss
~I cut out the embossed images and tried out the designs

~ Make book marks with the fun sentiment
~ See how I used the die cut for creating edges (see top left)? You can make good use of your existing die cut.
~Color part of the sentiment
~Use Liquid Pearl Accents to add details on the muffin tops

~Add Stickles for the extra sparkle

With the extra cupcake images, I made a card. With  Washi tape, buttons and sequins, this card was quick to put together!

Thanks for having me as the guest designer today! It is such a pleasure to share my work with you at Little Tangles!

Remember we have a few challenges open: CASE the Birthday Bash, and Challenge #21. Hope to see you entering!


  1. Virginia your tutorial is fabulous and congrats on being Guest Designer!

  2. Love how she did those. Thanks for the tutorial, Virginia.

  3. Fabulous tutorial Virginia! I have a few alcohol inks in my stash but don;t sue them often. Now you have me rethinking that. Congrats on being a guest designer too.I always find such fun, new companies (like Neat & Tangled) through your blog.

  4. Congrats to you, Virginia, on your Guest Designer post. You rocked the alcohol inks :)

  5. Wonderful tutorial and fantastic projects! Those alcohol inks look delicious!

  6. yay Virginia is awesome.. totally awesome tutorial...

  7. lovely cupcake, great tutorial, than U Virginia :)

  8. Terrific tutorial Virginia...the vellum really adds a lot to this technique.

  9. What a great tutorial, Virginia! I love how your tags and card turned out with all that amazing color! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  10. these are so delightful! love the effect of alcohol ink on vellum and the clever use of die for the decorative border! thanks so much for sharing the fab techniques, Virginia! super projects!

  11. Virginia, these cupcakes are wonderful! Almost pretty enough to eat :)

  12. How fun!! What a pleasant surprise to see you and your fabulous tutorial here today Virginia! You always come with some many wonderful projects!! These are adorable!!

  13. Another great technique to try it! Super job on your projects.
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