Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors – Round 2

Hey everybody! Here’s Round 2 of alcohol backgrounds with only 2 colors per card and this time I used other colors from the 15-pack of new alcohol inks by Tim Holtz. I was after a dreamy effect and trying to mimic watercoloring as well. I think I succeeded, one thing’s for sure, I had a LOT of fun! Let’s get right to the pics!

If you want to learn the method of how I make alcohol ink backgrounds, read my first post!

If you read my previous post, you’ll notice that those cards I used the blower in a diagonal motion mostly, but for these I still did go diagonal but I moved the colors from all four corners of the paper and so most of these covered the majority of the paper.

Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2
Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2

The top two blue cards are “Glacier” and “Cobalt”, the two underneath are “Fiesta” and “Glacier”.

I added some fun die cut hearts for these cards in different sizes and I just tried to match the main colors of each card. The secondary sentiments are those Reverse white on black that I love and I picked out different saying for each card as well.

Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2
Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2
Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2
Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2

The blue and purple card above is “Cobalt” and “Boysenberry”, the gold and pink cards are “Boysenberry” and “Dijon”.

Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2
Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - Round 2

These last two cards features first “Mojito” and “Dijon” and then for the last one, I mixed “Ember and Sienna”.

To turn these into cards, I let the backgrounds air dry for 24 hours and meanwhile I die cut 12 of the “Love” sentiment on white cardstock and glued 3 together for dimension. I also gathered up all my hearts and worked on placement but I knew that I was going to work with the bottom half of the cards.

I sprayed some fixative on each card and didn’t use my heat tool. After the backgrounds completely dried, I glued them to my card bases and then glued the hearts on first and then the “Love” sentiment. The reverse sentiment, I added last and BAM! Done! So fun 🙂

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Incredible Alcohol Backgrounds Using Only 2 Colors - round 2