Sunday, September 08, 2019

Alcohol Lift Pad Success

Hi everyone.  I get together with some card making friends once a month and we experiment with techniques and products.  This last session was led by Christine.  She had played around with her Alcohol Lift Pad and figured out how to get the best results.  I had just tried it by stamping to remove colour and didn't have much success.

So the trick is to ink your image well with the Alcohol Ink Lift Pad and once stamped, the "lift" formula leaves a lot behind and your image is quite wet.  Make sure to blot it well or dry it thoroughly before buffing the image (with paper towel or cloth) to get the best result.

We decided to go a step further and use the ink lifted from the image to create a second image.  So I inked my flowers with the Lift Pad, stamped onto the alcohol inked Yupo paper, added a piece of plain card stock on top and stamped again, transferring the ink as well as absorbing any "lift" solution with the back of the card panel.  I did this about three times per image.  The result above is awesome!  And below is the image I made from my lifted alcohol ink ...

A true Twofer! :)  I'm really happy with them both.

So I did a second set using different colours ...
... and the lifted ink image ...
Now that I know you need to make sure the first image is completely dry before buffing, it makes more sense.  Repeat stamping always removes more ink and makes your image stand out better.

Thanks for the help Christine!

Edited to add ... to diana ... this is a fairly new Penny Black stamp (from the summer release).  Click HERE for the link.   Anytime you have a question, I'm happy to help if I can ... please leave your email address in the comment OR send me an email using the form on the sidebar.  Thanks diana!






Stamps:  Together (Penny Black); Good Wishes (Penny Black)
Paper:  Yupo, White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Mermaid, Stream, Clover (Ranger); Tangerine (Pinata), Wild Plum, Sunset Yellow (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Alcohol Lift Pad (Ranger), blending solution (Ranger)


33 comments:

Dianne Johnson said...

Wow! These are amazing! I will have to try this too!

Betty said...

your cards are really wonderful, Loll - will have to try doing the alcohol lift again as my first tries were not very successful - maybe I was too impatient.

Viv said...

Just wonderful cards Loll. I could not get the hang of the Lift Ink Pad at all... so will now give it another go! x

Daffodil Cards said...

As you say Loll, awesome cards.
Faith

nancy littrell said...

Both your alcohol ink lift alcohol inked background cards and stamped cards turned out beautifully, Loll. You should create a video, my friend. TFS your cards and tips. Thank you Christine for sharing with Loll:-) Hugs...Nancy

tonilea said...

I totally agree with Nancy. If you could do a video for us using this technique I think we'd all be grateful. Reading is one thing but seeing is a much better option. Your cards are super nice. My fav is the first,

marilyn said...

I had mixed results too...and finally figured out to let the piece dry..for a while. You'd think, though, that we shouldn't have had to be so frustrated from the beginning...just give us correct instructions! I saw a few videos that said, "immediately" wipe off the ink...not true! It is a nice technique...when you know how!
Your cards are lovely and thanks for "correct" method!

Bonnie said...

Amazing results, Loll! This technique is so much fun when you get the right combination of inking and buffing! And stamping onto white cardstock after lifting gives an amazing image! Wish I could have played with you guys!

Nstiz said...

What excellent results you achieved with the Lift ink. Thanks for all the tips in your post. My pad still had not been used. Love this idea and love the extra print you did with the lifted image. Thanks for the inspiration and for the reminder to get out my alcohol ink again!

Marcia Hill said...

Your perseverance paid off Loll as your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I do like the 1st cards better just because of the vibrancy of the color, but the 2nd stamping cards are lovely as well! I've never bought one of the lift pads but maybe I need to give it a try! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous!! Love all the cards, so pretty!! You inspired me to try this technique once again, so fun!!

Julie B said...

I've not had good results with the lift ink. At first I thought it was the fact I used Copic refill but it was the same when I bought some of the right stuff! Thanks for the tip, I must persevere and hopefully get the same result as yours! :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you for your explanation - I have bought some Alcohol lift ink - I assume you used a Misti or equivalent to be able to repeat stamp?
Your results are awesome!!
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

Wow, these are great results and thanks so much for sharing your experiments

Linda said...

These look stunning .... I love playing with the alcohol lift. That new PB stamp looks fab with this technique xx

Jeanne said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tips you learned on how to best use the alcohol lift product. The results are just beautiful!

diana said...

Lovely cards and great technique! Is this an older PB stamp? I couldn't find it on their website.

Brenda in IN said...

These are so lovely, especially the second stamping. I'm a video learning person too. I've read these directions several times and think I've got it but seeing it done is always better. Thanks to you and Christine for the help. I wish I could come and play once a month too.

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards turned out beautifully, Loll! I love both color palettes and your choice of flowers for this technique...WOW! I had varied results using my Alcohol Lift Pad, and now I know why...Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks with us! I'm inspired to try this technique again ~ Barb xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Four amazing cards Loll, I'm not one for wasting ink either and this result with the AI lift is fantastic - great for Christine to have your group test it out, lots of fun sharing ideas...hugs Robyn

Mac Mable said...

You have nailed this technique Loll. What stunning results and both have fabulous and unique colours. Always good to get two cards from the one technique too. Thank you for the tips x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow the results are amazing! I've tried this, but it wasn't nearly as successful! Beautiful cards.

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you guys tried this technique again and perfected it because I struggled with it. Thank you, Lolly, for putting the secrets of your success in your post which I am bookmarking for when I can try this again! Both your sets of twofers are gorgeous!! Hugs, Dolly

Speedtalka said...

Tell me you have a video of this experimental project, Loll!!!!!

Bobby said...

I'm so glad to see this post, Loll. I wasn't very happy with my alcohol lift pad but after seeing this I will give it another try. Both of your cards turned out beautifully.

Pat said...

You have given us some great tips on how to get the best results with this technique Loll, and your four gorgeous cards are testament to this. I love both the colour choices and both the removal of ink and the stamping of this ink on to another card have worked beautifully. x

Trina P. said...

Eureka! You’ve solved the mystery to successful AI lifting, Loll. It was my first attempt at Christine’s and I need a whole lot more practice. Your birthday 4fers are gorgeous. Both colour palettes are beautiful. xx

Jo said...

Oh my, these are all amazing. Need to try this again, obviously practice makes perfection. Gorgeous! xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous colour blends, Loll ... and dreamy lift stamping ... these are each simply lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

ChrissyB said...

I recently signed up to follow your blog. I love your cards especially the card with the doggie with the green background. So sweet, I’m a dog lover too. Your alcohol ink cards are beautiful. Especially your lifts. You have a beautiful, creative touch with your cards. I can’t wait to see your future designs. Thank you for your explanation of each card.

Ros Crawford said...

These are stunning!!

puffingbird said...

its great .i ll share it with everyone i know. Henails for sale

BożenA said...

it's a great way to quickly make a large number of beautiful cards :-) I don't know if I like cards with full backgrounds or prints with prints ...? They're all beautiful
hugs,
BozenA