That is not to say I don't enjoy a martini from time to time. But not in my studio. In my studio I turn to a different type of alcohol.
Challenge #2: Alcohol Inks
And that leads us to our 2nd challenge for 2015......alcohol inks. Don't have any alcohol inks. Before you run out and purchase your first set, you could also use a solvent ink pad like StazOn or alcohol markers.
Alcohol inks are a great addition to any craft room as they allow you to work on nonporous surfaces like metal, class, acrylic and more. But if I am truly honest, they are one of my most forgotten products in my studio. Maybe it is because I don't work on nonporous surfaces very often. Maybe the techniques are not something I gravitate to. Who knows, this week I plan to pull them out and play a bit. Hopefully I won't forget them again for another 12 months.
|Alcohol inks come in a rainbow of colors.|
Project #1: Coloring clear die-cuts.
Supplies: Alcohol Inks, blending tool, die-cut (Maya Roads), stamp (Fiskars and Tim Holtz), ink, die (Spellbinders), card stock, ribbon, pearls and brads.
Project #2: Glossy Paper Background
Supplies: Alcohol Ink, blending solution, blending tool, card stock, glossy paper, woven paper (DWCV), stamp (Hero Arts), Stazon Ink, black ink, baker's twine, banner die (Spellbinders), rhinestones and pop-dots.
Project #3: Alcohol Ink and Embossed Metal
This is probably my favorite project from this week. If you would like to know how I made this background, be sure to subscribe to our process videos. You can find the link below.
Supplies: Alcohol Inks, metal sheets (QuicKutz-you could also use plumber's tape), gesso, standing block, black and white ink, embossing folder, stamp (sentiment), bottle cap, epoxy sticker, dies (Papertrey Ink), circle punch, card stock and ribbon.
Project Inspiration-Alcohol Inks
I used alcohol inks both to color the image and the edges of this ATC card.
Supplies: Alcohol Inks, blending solution, butterfly stamp (Martha Stewart), transparency (I actually used left over product packaging and cut it to ATC size, then layered it over the pattern paper), pattern paper, white paint, Stazon ink and brads.
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