Hey peeps. I’m back sharing a masculine alcohol ink textured background. Whew say that three times fast.😂 These types of alcohol ink backgrounds are super easy to make. Running these backgrounds through an embossing folder really plays up the color and design. Let me show you the project I have for you today.
As you know I love playing with the Brea Reese alcohol inks. The colors are gorgeous and really easy to work with. You can see other projects I’ve made by clicking the Brea Reese link here on my blog. Usually I would use the watercolor paper from Brea Reese however this time I used regular Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock for my background.
To achieve this look I added the ink to a piece of felt and ran it back and forth over the paper. Achieving that beautiful almost leather-like feel I mixed cadmium red, cadmium yellow and orange inks together. I kept going back and forth over the paper until the colors blended into each other creating that brown leather look. For an added pop of color I swiped over the entire piece with turquoise. Adding some fine gold mist was the last step before I set the paper aside until it was dried completely.
The next day I pulled out a weave pattern embossing folder and ran the panel through my Gemini Jr. machine to create this very masculine texture. The pressure from the embossing folder also helped to flatten out my panel. Up close it really does look like leather. I didn’t want to add too much to this card so a simple sentiment of thanks and a white card base completed this card.
All products used in today’s post are linked below for your shopping convenience. More inspiration using alcohol inks can be found here on my blog and also on my Youtube channel. If you have any questions, make sure to leave a comment so I can respond. Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here soon.