Yupo and Alcohol Ink

How did I get such an amazing sunset???

Yupo cardstock and Alcohol Inks.

Yupo is a synthetic paper, which is actually waterproof and Inks dont soak in. Which makes it a great medium for Alcohol Inks. The inks move freely over the surface, especially if you add Alcohol Ink Blending Solution.

On this sample, I put drops of Alcohol Ink directly in the Yupo, along with some drops of Blending Solution. Using a brush, I made big horizontal strokes across the Yupo to blend and spread the Inks. While it was still wet, I dropped one bigger drop of Blending Solution right in the middle. Because of the properties of the Yupo, the Blending Solution drop reacted with the ink on the paper and moved to give an amazing sunset. I didn’t do anything to create the border around the sun… it just happened from the Blending Solution moving the Alcohol Ink. Pretty cool!!

Papers used:

Alcohol Inks Used:

  • Sunshine Yellow
  • Sunset Orange
  • Terra cotta
  • Red Pepper

Stamps Used: Impression Obsession

  • Elephant Scene
  • Slow Down

This card or a similar one will be in the “Let’s Get Inky” class at our Warehouse Sale in September and the Alcohol Ink class at Stampaway.

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