VIDEO: Northern Lights Inspired Alcohol Ink Tutorial

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.

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For today’s technique, you will need:

  • Yupo Paper

  • Alcohol Inks (and some metallic mixatives if you want)

  • Rubbing Alcohol

  • Paintbrush

  • 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 :)

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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!

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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_!

SUPPLIES USED:

Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Hero Arts Heat Gun
Hero Arts Heat Gun

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Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder

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Alcohol Inks - Dockside Picnic
Alcohol Inks - Dockside Picnic

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Alcohol Inks - Farmers Market
Alcohol Inks - Farmers Market

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Metallic Mixatives - Gold and Silver
Metallic Mixatives - Gold and Silver

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Yupo Paper
Yupo Paper

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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

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My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments
My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments

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