I've already created a few alcohol ink backgrounds I learned from this book, one of which is included at the end of this post and one I used yesterday for my Wednesday Stamper piece.
To create the background for this ATC and the one shown in yesterday's post the book suggests applying drops of alcohol inks randomly onto glossy cardstock. Then apply your alcohol blending solution and watch these cool circles develop.
Now for the household hint: Picture yourself playing with your alcohol inks and all of a sudden you drop the bottle of plum alcohol ink on your carpet? What to do?
Well, when it happened to me yesterday I stared in horror at this huge plum streak across my beige carpet. I racked my brain trying to think what would remove this stain. And then an idea came to me -- well, if you use the alcohol blending solution to lighten the alcohol inks, why not try it on the carpet! I proceeded to squeeze a very generous amount of the blending solution to the carpeting and then blotted it up. Voila! Stain removed!