I love working with alcohol inks (gets me on a high-just kidding) you sure need a nice airy space to work in or its gets up your nose. I was working in my kitchen with these, firstly I make the backgrounds then leave them to dry and use them later. They make a mess everywhere so you need to prepare these backgrounds all at once so you only 'mess about' once LOL. It's my go to background when I need something on the fly.
This is one of my published cards.