Alcohol Marker Background Technique

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Earlier this week I shared that I’ll be doing alcohol marker projects all week long! If you want a basic introduction to using alcohol markers, take a look here and if you missed my basic blending techniques tutorial from a few days ago, check it out.  Today we’re creating alcohol marker backgrounds. These are so quick and easy to create, and the result is bold and bright.

Try this alcohol marker background technique for one more way to use your alcohol markers!

Alcohol Marker Background Technique Video

Watch along here to see how I created these backgrounds, or keep reading for more info.

Creating Alcohol Marker Backgrounds

Creating these backgrounds is very simple. Choose two or more colors you want to blend together for the background. Use the lighter color and put some scribbles onto cardstock. Add a darker color below it. Use the lighter color to go over both areas, paying special attention to the area where the two colors meet. Add more ink in this area to help the colors blend together. If you are using more than two colors, continue with other colors. Watch along with the video for more details on using multiple colors.

Spritzed alcohol marker backgrounds are a beautiful way to use alcohol markers for creating bold backgrounds with subtle patterns.

That’s how fast it is to create the background. Then you can complete the card as desired. I made the simple designs shown below.

I created this one with the Reasons to Smile Stamp set, which I also used in this other alcohol marker backgrounds tutorial I shared a few weeks ago.

Try this alcohol marker background technique for one more way to use your alcohol markers!

Here is another one I made with the same stamp set. Which colors do you like better? The blues or the pinks?

Try this alcohol marker background technique for one more way to use your alcohol markers!

For large stamps like this greeting, I always use my Stamparatus because I never, ever get it stamped well the first time. This way I have a second or third chance to stamp it in the same place.

Try this alcohol marker background technique for one more way to use your alcohol markers!

Here is another card sample with a little more white space. This one was even faster to create, since I only colored part of the background. The stamp set used here is called True Beauty, and I did a really fun spritzing tutorial with it recently.

Try this alcohol marker background technique for one more way to use your alcohol markers!

More Alcohol Marker Backgrounds

If you love trying new techniques, take a look at this tutorial I shared recently on another type of alcohol marker backgrounds.

Make these alcohol marker backgrounds today with just 3 items you likely already have in your stamping collection. Simple and beautiful!

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