Handmade Card (Happy New Year Card / Alcohol Ink)


As I explained the other day, I was too late to start making Christmas cards last year.  I managed to post them at least before Christmas (but they probably didn’t all make it to their destinations before Christmas) but there are still quite a lot of Japanese friends who live in Japan I haven’t been able to send them to.  I sent shop-bought ones for the previous two years so I didn’t want to do that again this time, so I am still making them but they are going to be New Year cards.  I hope my friends don’t mind.


These are New Year cards I made using alcohol ink – here is the inspiration video of Jennifer McGuire.  This method isn’t controllable so you just get what you get.  I wasn’t happy with them so I kept adding ink and trying some more but the ink smells quite strongly so I couldn’t do that for long. After several trials I sort of had to leave them.  They look nicer once they are used on cards.







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