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2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques

Alcohol inks are a fabulous & versatile medium to have in your craft room because they are bright, vibrant and work with numerous techniques including marbling! Today Carly is sharing two easy techniques for using alcohol inks to achieve a beautiful marbled effect!

2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques

Marbling With Water…

  • protect your work surface and wear gloves if you don’t want to get messy. Carly doesn’t and her hands are still inky days later, LOL!
  • set up a “drying station” so you can spend more time marbling & less time drying with a heat gun.
  • dry panels completely before stamping or die cutting to avoid smearing/bleeding or tearing.
  • experiment with different temperatures of water to see how the ink reacts and try Ranger Alcohol Pearl Inks too!
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques

Marbling With Shaving Cream…

  • protect your work surface and wear gloves for cream marbling too because it’s also a little messy!
  • consider using unscented shaving cream if strong smells can give you a headache.
  • using cream can give more controlled results so use a palette knife or even a toothpick to swirl designs in the cream.
  • use palette knife & paper towel to remove all excess cream.
  • marbled panels are dry almost instantly.
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques
2 Alcohol Ink Marbling Techniques

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6 Comments

  • Reply Maureen Reiss May 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I can see this being very addicting!!! Beautiful cards!!

  • Reply Heather Schantz May 20, 2019 at 9:11 am

    What paper did you use as your coated card stock? Glossy or Yupo?

    • Reply Ellen Hutson LLC May 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

      The marbling works best with uncoated cardstock like Solar White 110lb.

  • Reply Marsha Fields May 22, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I love marbling. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply Nancy T. May 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I needed more ideas to use my alcohol inks with and these were fabulous, thanks

  • Reply memalagene May 26, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Awesome marbled background cards and techniques! I’ve used the shaving cream method with reinkers, but never imagined using them with alcohol inks! Thanks for the video!

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