Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Dry Emboss Alcohol Resist

Lori has a great background tutorial for us today, and you can find it HERE! A few fun steps produce a glossy and dimensional background. The panel is dry embossed, then heat embossed. Alcohol ink is airbrushed or spritzed onto the background, and then blending solution is used to remove ink from the raised areas.

I think I got the same look Lori did, but I have to confess that I cheated...! (shhh!!) I didn't have the same supplies she used, so I played around with what I have here. I embossed a piece of glossy cardstock with a woodgrain folder from Darice, then used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder on the raised areas. Instead of using alcohol ink, I covered the panel using Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, then spritzed the panel with rubbing alcohol and wiped the panel with a rag I keep handy at my desk. The alcohol lifted the ink from the areas where there's embossing powder, and mottled the ink where it hit the glossy cardstock surface. I think it's a fun background for my little woodsy scene!

The sentiment is from one of my clear sets, Warm Fuzzies. I'm having lots of fun with these new Impression Obsession dies... by the way, the IO designers are planning a fun blog hop to showcase the new collection. That will be March 25-27, so keep an eye out for more details if you want to see more!

Dies I used: Deer Trio, Sun & Moon, Sm. Grass Border, Grass Border, Fir Tree Border

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, this awesome, love the technique, I haven't seen Lori tutorial yet. But you di a great card.

  2. Stunning job with this technique.

  3. very cool scene, like how you did the background!

  4. Great!!! card. Weather you did it right or wrong, it turned out beautifully. Love the background and the cut outs. Very nice. Edna