Thursday, 27 September 2018

Inspirational post: Playing with Lift Ink

Hello there! Rachel here today to show you my results of playing with stamps, stencils and lift ink plus re-inker. I know  its pretty old hat now but I was a bit late to the party and wanted to play!
My project is very a cute fishy themed card using stamps from Elenazinski at Paperartsy.

I started with a piece of yupo and some alcohol inks and applied the inks to the yupo using a felt applicator.

Next I added some more alcohol ink direct to the yupo and added some blending solution allowing it to run.

I then used the felt and applicator to try and pull the green into a more recognisable plant like shape. If you squint a bit you might be able to see! 

Next I got the alcohol lift ink out and my stamps of choice - I figure these stamps are pretty open to be a great choice for the technique but here's what I managed to achieve.

I applied the lift ink to the stamp then stamped onto the yupo and off again onto the card. After stamping on the yupo you need to carefully dab any excess ink off. 

Next I used a stencil and some lift ink re-inker and applied that on some clean felt using the applicator tool.

I really like this result!

Finally I added the cut out stamped images and made it look like an underwater scene, in my mind the fish at the bottom are more ghost like and harder to see then those at the top! I added the sentiment as a bit of a play on my family name.


  1. Gorgeous card Rachel, thank you for the tutorial

  2. Fabulous. Love the colours you used to make your underwater scene because they remind me of the Caribbean.

  3. Your green ink is clearly seaweed - no need to squint! - and I love the bubbles too. Those fish look amazing.
    Alison x

  4. Such a fun project and love the effect of the lift technique. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.