Easy Ways to Use Ink Sprays for Gorgeous Scrapbooking

Last Updated: December 5, 2022

A beautiful two-toned scrapbook layout made by Lilith with ink sprays as accents

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Are you looking for a fun and easy way to add some extra pizzazz to your scrapbooking projects? If so, you should definitely give ink sprays a try! Ink sprays are a great way to add color and interest to your scrapbooking pages. They are great for backgrounds, accents, texture, and adding pops of bold and shimmery colors! 

In this post, we'll take a look at some of the best ways to use ink sprays to create beautiful scrapbook pages. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter who wants to try something new with these handy sprays, you're sure to find something here that will inspire you!

What Are Ink Sprays and How Do You Use Them?

Before we delve into the stunning scrapbook layouts you can make with ink sprays, let's look into what makes them exciting and what sets them apart from other crafting mediums. 

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Ink sprays are precisely what their name suggests - ink that comes in a spray bottle! Ink sprays come in a variety of colors and can be used to create interesting effects on your pages. These inks are applied using a special nozzle that allows you to control the amount of ink released. This feature makes it easy to add colors to your projects in large and small areas. They are a fun way to add color and interest to projects and are also very easy to use. Just spray away!  

PRO TIP: By varying the pressure of the nozzle, you can create a wide range of effects with ink sprays! Spritz the inks 6-8 inches away from your projects for best results. 

In scrapbooking, ink sprays add texture to backgrounds and are great for adding highlights and accents to your pages. If you want to learn how to use ink sprays for scrapbooking, here are some following project ideas to get you inspired:

Watercolor Scrapbook Layouts With Ink Sprays

A beautiful watercolor background made by Kymona using some pink and red-colored ink sprays


Ink sprays are a great way to spruce up watercolor-themed scrapbook pages. Using the beautiful colors of these inks can make your watercolored dies, stamps, and other elements stand out by giving them added interest. Plus, when you have a full-on watercolor background, you can use them to add exciting metallic splatters! Here is a beautiful design by Zinia showing how ink sprays can be paired with a faux watercolor-themed layout:

Did you know? You can also use Altenew’s Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays as watercolors! How cool is that!

Embossed Scrapbook Images Using Ink Sprays

A gorgeously embossed floral background colored with ink sprays

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Did you know you can also color your embossing paste with ink sprays? If you want to add something extra to your scrapbook pages, you should try embossing paste and coloring them with ink spraysEmbossing paste is perfect for creating texture and dimension in your designs. Plus, it's straightforward to use - all you need is a bit of embossing paste, ink sprays in your favorite colors, and a stencil. Here's how to get started:

  1. First, choose the stencil that you want to use. There are tons of different designs available, so take your time and select one that fits the theme of your page.
  2. Next, color the embossing paste with ink sprays. You can choose to mix different colors or use a single color. Spray some ink and mix the paste.  
  3. Apply the embossing paste to the stencil with a palette knife. Make sure to smooth out the paste so that it covers the entire stencil design.
  4. Once the paste is applied, gently remove the stencil. You can heat-set it and dry it with a heat gun or leave to dry naturally, then voila! You should now have a beautiful embossed design on your page.
  5. After the embossing paste becomes dry, you can now add your photos, receipts, embellishments, or anything else you'd like on the page.

Give embossing paste a try and see how much fun it is to add dimension and texture to your scrapbook pages.

Use Ink Sprays to Colored Scrapbook Die-Cuts

Say goodbye to traditional coloring when it comes to your die-cuts! Ink sprays come in various colors and can create exciting color effects on your dies. If you want to see how you can color die-cuts with ink sprays, watch this lovely tutorial by Lydia:

You can do so many cool tricks with using ink sprays for your dies. For example, you can use ink sprays to create a gradient effect by spraying ink onto the die cut using light and dark colors. Or you can use them to create a distressed effect by spritzing the ink onto the die cut in random patterns. You can experiment with many fun color combinations by mixing and matching ink sprays

A scrapbook layout featuring a rainbow wreath of stars colored with ink sprays

Stencils and Ink Sprays for Incredible Backgrounds

So next time you're looking for a way to add some extra flair to your die cuts, reach for an ink spray!

Experiment and Have Fun Using Ink Sprays for Scrapbooking!

A stunning floral scrapbook layout featuring the Watercolor Wonders Stamp Set

Ruby Red Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray

Ink sprays are a versatile medium that you can use to add color and interest to your scrapbook layouts. They're perfect for adding quick and easy embellishments, and there are many ways you can use them to create beautiful pages. So when you go on your next supply run, make sure to add ink sprays to your cart! We can't wait to see what unique pages you create with ink sprays!

If you're looking for more paper crafting inspiration, techniques, and tips, be sure to check out our All About Crafting blog for tons of ideas and tutorials! 


  • Altenew

    Hello, Marsha! Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our products, and we are glad to hear your suggestion. In the meantime, you can try spraying off the panel, as explained in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnJx7c_kU44

    You can also try spraying further, such as 6-8 inches away from your panel. As most ink sprays produce big blobs, the best we can do is control the amount with our spraying distance. Have a great day!

  • Marsha Beers

    But how do you control how much spray comes out?! I’m getting big blobs when I spray. It seems the nozzle needs to be engineered to produce a finer spray. I can always add more, but can’t remove it if it’s too much. 🫤

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