Home » Articles » Blog » Alcohol Ink on Black Backgrounds Alcohol Ink on Black Backgrounds January 14, 2020 Tom Schamberger 100 Articles, Blog Previous: Paper Art: Talented Paper Artist Cuts Paper & Brings Paper into Life Next: Japanese Paper Making (和紙 “Washi”) in Kochi, Japan About The Author Tom Schamberger 100 Comments Debbie Pasker says: December 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm Wow!! Reply Kerri Batch says: December 30, 2019 at 8:21 pm These are gorgeous!!! Reply sofy c'est moi ! says: December 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm Oh what a beautiful result !Which alcohol is-it ? Reply honig2sassi says: December 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm Lovely- they are beautiful galaxies if you want to leave them as that without further die cutting. Thanks again for your ideas. Have a happy New Years and a great 2020. Looking forward to many more videos with your great ideas and techniques! Reply De Ragoo says: December 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm Another great video Reply Jelisaveta Đorđević says: December 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm Great job, Jennifer! You always make wonderful cards. The recipients are lucky to have a genuine JM art piece ☺️ Reply Terri Mansfield says: December 30, 2019 at 9:03 pm Love these backgrounds!!! Reply Joyce B says: December 30, 2019 at 9:04 pm Thank you for the inspiration. Reply Cass Fonnesbeck says: December 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm I love these cards and your alcohol ink techniques. These pearls are gorgeous on the black cardstock. Can't wait to try! Reply Celeste Cassino says: December 30, 2019 at 9:37 pm My resolve to not go down the alcohol ink rabbit hole is crumbling. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Reply Lesley Taylor says: December 30, 2019 at 9:49 pm Gorgeous! Love the new ideas to use all my alcohol ink experiments – even the ‘oops’ ones! Reply Julie Mirous says: December 30, 2019 at 9:51 pm Excellent video, Jennifer. Thank you so much. Happy New Year! Reply Dottie Davis says: December 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm What a collection of ideas! Anyone of the cards is fabulous in my book. Thank you Jennifer for pulling this batch together as they provide a ton of ideas!!! Reply María José Soriano says: December 30, 2019 at 10:07 pm Beautiful backgrounds, I love it thank you very much for sharing 😘😘😘😘❤️👏👏👏👏👏❤️😘❤️😘💕💕💕💕 Reply Jenny Gee says: December 30, 2019 at 10:22 pm stunning cards Jennifer….Happy New Year…its the last day of 2019 here (in Australia) & look forward to seeing your 2020 vids Reply BlackNekoHime says: December 30, 2019 at 10:35 pm Thank you for this video! I have lots of ideas to try inspired by this. I really love the last card, too. The stamping on the alcohol inked background is just amazing. ^__^ Reply fionna wheatley says: December 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm Hi! Happy new year! I hope that you and your family are doing well! Thanks for posting this. I have been underwhelmed with the results I got using this card stock. I think I was expecting black yupo! You made beautiful back grounds. I hope ranger come out with black yupo…or grafix brings out a black alcohol base… Reply Lorraine W says: December 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm Beautiful cards and fun techniques! Thanks Jennifer! Happy New Year! Reply Nancy Osborn says: December 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm 🥰😯🥰😯🥰😯🥰 OH MY GOODNESS!! I've been looking for the black watercolor paper, now I have an even better option! Wowza! Thank you! Happy New Year, Jenn! Wishing you all well and continuing to pray for your MIL! ❤ Reply Karen Roberts says: December 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm Love the Black cardstock and inks. Thanks for sharing. Reply Linda Eastment says: December 30, 2019 at 11:23 pm Hi Jennifer, Loved your backgrounds u made some really super cards thanks for sharing Jennifer, I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2020 x Lin Reply Martha Corona says: December 30, 2019 at 11:26 pm 😍Beautiful!!!! Reply Stephanie Atterbury says: December 31, 2019 at 12:03 am Love these ideas! Cant' wait to give them a try. Alcohol Inks are so fun! TFS! Reply marie dun says: December 31, 2019 at 12:14 am This is cool, can make a good cosmic galaxy background. Your amazing Reply Cheryl Hewak says: December 31, 2019 at 12:32 am Awesome video Jennifer. Thank you for explaining in detail all of the techniques for these backgrounds. Will definitely go a get some black YUPO paper and some alcohol pearl inks. Reply Lynn O says: December 31, 2019 at 12:53 am Absolutely lovely! Love those backgrounds & all those dies! Time to go shopping! Reply Kevin Radford says: December 31, 2019 at 12:53 am Stunning!! Reply carol price says: December 31, 2019 at 1:08 am Love the cards they all are so beautiful Reply Barbara Bass says: December 31, 2019 at 1:51 am Jennifer, your work is soooooooo elegant! You are an amazing artist! I love watching you create. Reply cljordison says: December 31, 2019 at 1:52 am Happy New Year to you and your family! Reply Kelly Ornelas says: December 31, 2019 at 2:09 am You never have to be sorry 😊while you are graciously teaching us. Thank you 😊 Reply Kristen says: December 31, 2019 at 2:12 am I love the aqua hello card the last one.. the aqua pops and I love the stamping on the alcohol ink Reply Debi Vintinner says: December 31, 2019 at 2:16 am Gorgeous!! Reply Ann-Marie Pare says: December 31, 2019 at 2:20 am Gorgeous, stunning I have no words…. Reply Psicóloga Gabriela García says: December 31, 2019 at 2:54 am Bellas todas Reply Cheeky Crafter says: December 31, 2019 at 3:11 am Wow, I LOVE the way these turned out. What a beautiful technique. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for always giving us such inspiratio ! Reply Linda S. says: December 31, 2019 at 3:53 am Those might be the prettiest alcohol inked backgrounds I've ever seen. Thanks so much for your video. The snowcap ink on the black is something I really want to try. Reply Diane Knaack says: December 31, 2019 at 3:57 am Beautiful. This is a must try technique. Reply budrfly57 says: December 31, 2019 at 3:57 am Absolutely Stunning!!! Reply KonaSitkaRose says: December 31, 2019 at 4:04 am Wow, I love the black background, especially when you added the black typed stamping to it. Who knew it would turn that lighter gray color on the black? The alcohol is luscious! Thank you for your hard work 😍 Reply Janeen says: December 31, 2019 at 4:05 am Those examples were stunning! Your creative talent amazes me. Thank you so much. Reply Betty Wells says: December 31, 2019 at 4:12 am Love this!!! Reply Susan Mansell says: December 31, 2019 at 4:20 am These are stunning Jennifer, I don't have any alcohol inks yet and you don't get any prizes for guessing what I will be buying once we ring in the New Year, looking forward to trying out this technique, thanks for sharing and have a safe and Happy New Year. xx Reply JustOneMoreStamp says: December 31, 2019 at 4:20 am Will you get a similar look if you use Perfect pearls, regular alcohol ink? Thanks Reply Jane Gotelli says: December 31, 2019 at 4:35 am Beautiful backgrounds. I am not a Star Wars fan but I think some of the black paper toppers you made would make great Star Wars cards. Also great sky or galaxies. Reply Deirdre Murray says: December 31, 2019 at 5:40 am I LOVE this black cardstock with the pearl alcohol inks. The effect is glorious and the cards you made with them are so beautiful! Thank you Jen! ❤️👏👏👏 Reply Melodie Isreal says: December 31, 2019 at 5:43 am A really excellent and informative video! Thanks so much for all of the ideas and examples….can't wait to try some myself!!! Reply Lisa Ainscough says: December 31, 2019 at 5:45 am These cards were a revelation.I don't have any alcohol inks but I watercolour heaps and I quite often have pieces left over for card making.Happy 2020! Hoping it will be kind to you.CheersLisa Reply shelly rene says: December 31, 2019 at 6:16 am At 17:45 in the video you place a heart die cut which appears to be leaves shaped in to a heart though you don’t mention or Link the die – may I have the name of this leafy heart? Reply Nadine Martin says: December 31, 2019 at 6:25 am How long does the ink take to dye. Your work is beautiful and inspiring Reply Gina Neely says: December 31, 2019 at 7:09 am So beautiful, you're so right the black on black is amazing!! You set it off perfect with the pool cardstock. Reply Anastasia Paggett says: December 31, 2019 at 8:25 am The black hello pop out from the colors that was behind it, look like it had been in a stormy. Love that shine thank you for sharing Reply CurriedUnicorn says: December 31, 2019 at 8:28 am Such rich colours! Thanks for showcasing. Reply Paula Atkinson says: December 31, 2019 at 8:35 am Love them all, but the last one with the stamping is my favourite too. It gives a mixed media look to the design. Have a blessed 2020 🙏😊❤ Reply Kathy Isgar says: December 31, 2019 at 9:53 am Alcohol inks on black card stock is gorgeous, so vibrant. Reply mummybunz 21 says: December 31, 2019 at 10:56 am Love it thanks for the ideas 🙂 Reply Joanne Hoffmann says: December 31, 2019 at 10:59 am Happy Dance! I'm the first to comment! A video from you! What a way to start my day! Stunning results with that technique!! I'm in awe of you!! I NEED to pick up some of the C/S and I had the white mixative in my hand the other day and put it away!! I guess I just NEED to go back and get it!! LOL BLESSINGS to you and yours as we bring in the New Year!! TFS and many hugs!! Reply Sandy West says: December 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm Love these Jennifer, I’ll have to find some yupo paper I think, thanks, it’s another winner and looks fun to do. Happy new year to and yours 🥂 Reply Jennifer McGuire Ink says: December 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm Hi, folks! Sorry to be slow to approve comments. I am on vacation. 🙂 I will whenever I can get to internet! 🙂 Reply Sherry Foote says: December 31, 2019 at 2:11 pm Amazing!!! Reply Kara Stainbrook says: December 31, 2019 at 2:24 pm Such fantastic ideas!!! I haven't made a card in months and this makes me want to get into my craft room. Reply Becky Green says: December 31, 2019 at 2:53 pm WOW! I LOVE IT, Jennifer! Your favorite was my favorite too! A SUPER TUTORIAL! THANK YOU, Jennifer! ;)<3 Reply Melanie Barrett says: December 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm So pretty! Love them all! Thanks for the video! Happy New Year! Reply Tina Elliott says: December 31, 2019 at 3:26 pm Beautiful backgrounds, happy New Years and thankyou for all you do Reply Debbie Willis says: December 31, 2019 at 3:31 pm I have never used alcohol inks before, but having watched your video it has given me some inspiration to give this a try. I am sure I will be putting my Christmas money and vouchers to good use in the new year. Wishing you a Happy New Year x Reply Beatrice says: December 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm I love watching you make beautiful backgrounds & how you end up creating gorgeous cards!I purchased alcohol pearls after viewing your last video and hoped to purchase snow cap, silver metallic mixative, & paper but my funds where needed to pay hospital/surgery & Rx's bills! I have items on my wish list & in the mean time!! Thanks for sharing your ideas and looking forward to watching new 2020 video's!! Here's to wishing a very Happy New Year to you and your family and everyone else! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply rebecca ramirez says: December 31, 2019 at 6:54 pm Beautiful cards Jennifer. Always inspiring!!! Reply Nancy Ludlum says: December 31, 2019 at 7:36 pm Bravo! The additives do give a great look! Reply Kitzy Melodie Sanchez says: December 31, 2019 at 7:56 pm I need to try this.. I love the effects of the black background. As usual, thank you for the lovely video Reply ProcraftinatInk says: December 31, 2019 at 7:57 pm I actually like the areas best where you didn’t shake the bottles. Thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to you and yours from Germany. Reply wanda Xxxx says: December 31, 2019 at 9:29 pm OH so very pretty cards. I, as always, really enjoy your videos. You are so talented and blessed! Have a happy New Year! Reply Desert Stamper says: December 31, 2019 at 9:57 pm Such gorgeous cards! Thanks again, Jennifer, for a great technique video. I can hardly wait to order my black CS! Reply Gee Purpura says: December 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm Happy Healthy Crafty 20/20 to you all ❣️ Reply Connie's craft says: December 31, 2019 at 11:51 pm I love playing with all my alcohol inks. So much fun! I have not seen the black paper yet. Will have to get some. Reply Ang B says: January 1, 2020 at 12:28 am I love these! Especially the butterfly card! ❤ Reply Dudeless Ranch says: January 1, 2020 at 2:46 am I love this video…so neat to see the alcohol inks perform on dark card stock. I like the one without the white best. Reply Lan Covey says: January 1, 2020 at 6:14 am love the colors Reply Dee Smith says: January 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm I like the effect where you forgot to shake the inks 🙂 Reply Liz Reeves says: January 1, 2020 at 1:06 pm You make it look so simple, thanks so much for the inspiration💌 Reply Aya Pomstra says: January 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm Thank you for this video an for everything you showed last year. I wish you only happines for 2020 and hope to see more of your videos. Loving wishes Reply Joanne Quagliara says: January 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm Beautiful backgrounds. Thank you for sharing. Reply Joanne Quagliara says: January 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm I’m anxious to try this.❤️ Reply carmenbaby02 says: January 1, 2020 at 10:34 pm I love to use black Cardstock in my card making and just bought some of Tim’s black alcohol Cardstock. I will experiment for my anniversary card. Thanks for the great ideas! Reply magic in hands says: January 1, 2020 at 11:22 pm Happy 2020 to you Jennifer🎉🎊💐 Awesome cards especially last one 'hello' card is my favorite 😍 Reply Ken Sorensen says: January 2, 2020 at 2:31 am Beautiful cards. Thank you for inspiring us once again! Enjoy your vacation. I'll be looking forward to what you have to share with us in 2020. Reply Sharon Watson says: January 2, 2020 at 2:53 am OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Can’t wait to share this video with friends! A MUST view! Reply Joe Mostoller says: January 2, 2020 at 4:45 am So beautiful. Great job Jennifer. Reply Rhoda Mabbott says: January 2, 2020 at 11:24 am Happy new year to you and your family! Thank you for all the videos. X Reply suzanne Ardiff says: January 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm The butterfly die would be good with the inlay technique that you like. These are such cool "arty" looking cards. As always, lovely cards and new ideas. Hope you had a lovely vacation Reply Lorna Wilburn says: January 2, 2020 at 8:47 pm Gorgeous results❣️ Anxious to see what else you do with this matte black alcohol ink cardstock 😍 Reply Lynelle Van Boening says: January 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm You did it again, making some of the most beautiful cards. I'm looking forward to another year of your videos. Reply Carol Hodges says: January 3, 2020 at 5:57 am I love all of these. I need to get out my inks and play!!! Reply Marie Coverley says: January 5, 2020 at 2:28 am I’m in love with this technique! I’ve been so anxious to try alcohol inks thinking I would buy them and not like the results but these all look so stunning! Thank you for sharing! Reply LIAM says: January 5, 2020 at 7:09 pm HI. I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR VIDEOS. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE TO SELL CARDS Reply aremgee G says: January 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm I love this Jennifer. I've never tried making backgrounds like this but they look so good! Reply Eli Nor says: January 7, 2020 at 1:52 am Love, love, LOVE this!!! 💓 Reply Sally Allen says: January 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm Thank you..great instructions and a beginner with the black card stock..beautiful Jennifer Reply Lisa DeLong says: January 9, 2020 at 9:54 am These cards are beautiful. I love the colors you mixed. These would make great galaxy backgrounds too. I love the pin point background die you used, it reminds me of the old fashion tin punching or whatever it was called. Reply Marie Crea 17 says: January 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm Magnifique 😍🤩 bravo. Reply Robin Miller says: January 11, 2020 at 2:11 am These are brilliant! I had a bunch of alcohol backgrounds that I didn't know what to do with and voila!, I have some beautiful die cuts! Thank you for this technique idea! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.