Hello everyone! Today I have an alcohol ink tutorial that is inspired by the Northern Lights! I think the Northern Lights has to be one of the most amazing things in this world and definitely something for my bucket list. But until I can see them in person, I thought it would be great to take some inspiration and try to recreate those gorgeous colors on paper.
For today’s technique, you will need:
Alcohol Inks (and some metallic mixatives if you want)
Cup for mixing
Alcohol based markers (like Copics)
Silver gel pen
Then, you can bring in any other supplies you have to turn this into a card or decor piece! I used the Essential Sentiments stamp set from My Favorite Things with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder for my card and a Silver uniball signo gel pen for my lettering piece.
This tutorial is best shown in video form, so watch below for the process:
These pieces were truly a trial and error process, and I found out what I liked simple by experimenting, so I encourage you to do the same! Every piece will always come out differently, and that’s the fun of the process :)
I made three inked pieces for the video, and I turned one into a card and one into a decorative quote page for my bullet journal. I’m going to save the other one for a future project!
I had a lot of fun playing around with inks (even though my fingers were stained for dayssss haha), and I hope this inspires you to try this out! If you do, make sure to tag me on Instagram with your creations @michelleyuen_!