Well if you are wondering why am I leaving....I am not going anywhere girls....I am just taking things easy!.I will be very much around in the crafty world and in blog-land !
Now jumping onto Alcohol Inks Crafts
In case you missed the Alcohol Inks introduction post here is the link : Alcohol Inks Introduction
To apply Alcohol Inks you can
- directly drop it from the bottle onto the surface
- drop drops of Alcohol Ink on to felt and then dab it onto the surface you want to craft with
- drop Alcohol Ink on a craft mat / plastic and dip the surface to be inked on to Alcohol Inks
- smear on Alcohol Inks using your gloved fingers
Use 1 or more colors ---keep in mind that using too many colors runs a risk of making a project look muddy if the colors overlap
- Apply the Alcohol Inks on the metal cardstock/ other surface and dab over using Alcohol Ink blending solution on a piece of felt
- Apply drops of Alcohol Inks and blending solution on the felt piece and dab on metal cardstock/ other surface
- Apply drops of Alcohol Inks on surface and blow with a straw - I have not tried this ...just read about it!
- Create spotted / swirls pattern by changing how you dab with the felt piece...stamp and lift or twist to create different patterns
Alcohol Inks Alcohol Inks background
- Instead of small individual drops, add bigger blobs of Alcohol Ink onto the felt piece and create a different style background .
Alcohol Inks alone can be used to
Color Resin - easiest way is to add a drop or 2 of Alcohol Inks to the resin mixture before it sets
More Points with Alcohol Inks
Remember not to apply Alcohol Inks directly to your stamps as Alcohol Inks can crack and damage your stamps in the long run
- Once you have created an Alcohol Inks Project you can stamp on it with an Archival Ink /Staz On
- Same color Alcohol Inks will give different looks when used on different colored card stock [ you need metal/ glossy/ special card stock...normal paper is too porous to work with Alcohol Inks ]
- Heat embossing looks fabulous on Alcohol Inked surface! In the leaf above I drew veins using an embossing pen and heat embossed with sparkling snow embossing powder[ More details here : Heat Embossed Tag]
Heat embossed Butterfly
- Alcohol Inked background looks very vibrant and you can really add on various media to it. The Ganesha Hanging was created using beads gel and a stencil on an Alcohol Inked background .
Links to Products : Alcohol Inks, Metal Fixatives, Alcohol Blending Solution,
And signing off...Dr Sonia