Alcohol Ink Day 4 - Metallic Mixatives

Welcome to the fourth day of my alcohol ink series! Today's card feature alcohol ink backgrounds using metallic mixatives.


For the green background I used gold mixative. It was my first time playing with the metallic mixatives and I don't think I added quite enough of it and I may have over mixed it a little bit. So the actually gold in the background is pretty subtle.


For the pink background the metallic mixative is much more pronounced. I used a silver metallic mixative on this background.


For the cards using the green alcohol background I used a stamp layering set with hibiscus flowers. This was my very first time using a stamp layering set and I found it to be pretty easy to do. It was a little time consuming because I used my MISTI tool for all of the stamping.


I used Distress Oxide inks for the flowers, mostly because I have a lot of colors of Distress Oxide ink. Because the oxide ink it opaque, the layers of the flowers don't mix together. If I had of choice of any inks to use with the layering stamps I would probably choose Altenew inks. Altenew releases inks that work really well with layering sets because they have a light shade, medium shade, and dark shade.


For the sentiments on these two cards I used a die cut, one that says thanks and one that say hello, on I went over them with glossy accents to give some nice shine and dimension.


For the cards that I made with the pink background I used a large stamp with three daisies.


For this first card I heat embossed the daisies using a black embossing powder.  For both of the daisy cards I colored the daisies with my Arteza markers.


For the daisies on this card I didn't want the stems so I cut them out. I used a white gel pen to hide the lines from the stems that were showing next to the daisies. I really love the colors in these last two cards!

Check out this video to see how these cards were made: