Tutorial by Riikka Kovasin

Did you know you can use alcohol inks on regular paper, too, with one trick? If you use the alcohol inks straight to the paper, the outcome is muddy and not pretty looking as the inks are meant for a non-porous surface like plastic. But what you can do is add a layer of gesso underneath and you are ready to use the inks on top of scrapbooking paper as well!
In this page I used alcohol inks together with some mists. If you use moderate amount of mist and/or water, you can create a wonderful, almost ebru-like look. There’s a step-by-step tutorial for that in my blog if you want to see the effect with photos.
This page is about the flowers shown in the photo – geranium. Every summer my grandparents would think what color geraniums they would buy for their balcony and also for our summer house. Usually they went with bright red, but there were some different pinks as well. Nowadays the flowers remind me of my grandmother who passed away when I wasn’t even in my teens. So while the flower in question is not to my liking, I love the memories and feelings it brings back.

Thank you for your visit today!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:
Homegrown: 6×6 Pad
Homegrown: Tags 12×12
Thoughts Keeper: 6×6 Pad
Hopefully: Notice Me
Homegrown: Clear Stamps
Nature Walk: Clear Stamps
Homegrown: Floral Stencil
Soulmates: Die Cut Elements 6×12
Yuletide: Word Stickers 6×12
Nature Walk: Word Stickers 6×12
Homegrown: Element Stickers 6×12
Hopefully: Stickers 6×12