Showing posts with label Alcohol Inks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alcohol Inks. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jewelry Dishes with Alcohol Inks

Today I'm sharing a lovely little gift idea that I found on this blog through Pinterest.
You decorate small ceramic dishes with Alcohol Inks to look like flowers and to use as jewelry dishes on your bureau or bedside table.
Here are 12 that I made in a couple of hours time.
You'll find Patti's tutorial here.     
No two dishes ever come out alike - and the good thing is that you just have to rub over the dish with rubbing alcohol on a cloth to erase it all and start all over if you aren't happy!   
I have to say, as I was learning and figuring out how the Alcohol Ink blew around - I 'wiped clean' more than half of my dishes and started again!
Here are some photos of how I made them (slightly different than Patti):   
So you start with these little white ceramic sauce dishes -found at Amazon here.    You wipe off the dishes with Rubbing Alcohol.  I used these Rubbing Alcohol wipes that worked perfectly and are very convenient.  Patti used a canister of Canned Air to blow her Alcohol inks around but I just used this Distress Marker Spritzer from Tim Holtz 
(you squeeze the body and air puffs out of the nozzle.)
 I used a slightly different steps in applying my Alcohol Inks.  I added a drop to start the petal first. (she started with dropping ink on the center)
Then I tipped the bowl back a bit and pumped air on the ink with my tool to spread it up the side, trying for a petal-like shape. It dries pretty quickly so you want to work fast.  You can make any kind of petal shape that pleases you!
Then I went around the dish adding petals.
Then I took a second color of Alcohol Ink and added petals in between the first petals.  For this dish I used Patina and Citrus but you can use anything you have and colors that you favor!
Then I added a drop to the middle, it spreads pretty well, but you can also blow on it to move it and blowing will also stop it's spread.  Just practice to see how the inks move! You can add ink to fill in more petals or cover spots if you have them or wipe the whole thing off with rubbing alcohol and start over.
Here are close ups of a few of the ones shown above. 
 Sunshine Yellow and Ginger Alcohol Inks
Red Pepper and Poppyfield Alcohol Inks
Latte and Patina Alcohol Inks
Latte and Sepia Alcohol Inks
Sailboat Blue and Espresso Alcohol Inks
 You let the dishes dry for a day - then you spray them with a couple of coats of sealent.   
I packaged them up in clear square bottom bags that had a cupcake insert in them so they fit right into the hole on the insert.  I made labels using Tiny Tags stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.

I had them at our Mother's Day sale at church and will sell them again at our church fair in October.
I think these would also make nice little gifts for friends!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - August Mid Month Reminder - Alcohol Inks

I'm here today to play again with Alcohol Inks!  and to remind everyone that there's still time to join in on the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Last day to link up is August 24th!
So for this card I used stamps, alcohol inks (AI) on Yupo paper, die cuts, sequins and embossing on the sentiment!
There are links to several You Tube Videos on ways to use AI's over on the CAS Mix Up blog - for this card I used this video for my technique:  
 Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler 

Here's a close up of the lovely effect of the AI's on Yupo.  
First I dabbed Butterscotch and Wild Plum AI's over a sheet of Yupo using a felt pad with the applicator handle.  Then I added Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt and dabbed again to blend it better and to get these lovely bubbles!
I die cut a portion of the Dandelion Fluff in the circle and removed it from the circle.  I die cut the full flower from black card and layered it inside the circle.  I put tape on the back to hold the piece in.  
I embossed the sentiment on a strip of card using Silver Pearl Embossing powder.
And I just had to use the negative of the die cut to make a 2nd card - where the circle is black and the inlaid die cut flower is the AI piece.
So please join us over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge and show us how you use Alcohol Inks! 
(use of alcohol ink markers like Copics are allowed too!)  
You'll find lots of DT inspiration, the rules of the challenge and Mr. Linky here.  You have until 8/24!


Stamps:  Ways to Say: with Sympathy - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Yupo
Ink:  Versamark, Alcohol Inks Butterscotch, Wild Plum, Alcohol Blending Solution.
Accessories:  dies - Stitched Mats Circles - Lil Inker, Dandelion Fluff - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam dots, Glue Pen, Silver Pearl Embossing Powder - Ranger, Sequins - Neat and Tangled, Felt pad and applicator handle - Ranger.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August CAS Mix Up Challenge - Alcohol Inks!

Welcome to the middle of the summer if you live in the Northern Hemisphere!  It's August 1st and there's a new challenge posted over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge!
This month, Design Team Member Nancy is our hostess and here is her challenge for us!
For my project today I used stamping, alcohol inks on acetate, a piece of white netting from a bag and a blue rhinestone.
First I cut a panel of acetate.  I pulled out my Alcohol Inks (AI's) and the stamps I wanted to use -  Beach Day from Technique Junkies and Sea Life from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.  
Since I was going with an ocean/beach theme I used Patina and Citrus AI's.

I used the technique shown on this video Alcohol Inks on Acetate by Kerrie
 (there are several links to videos on different ways to use AI's over at the challenge blog)

I simply squeezed the two AI's onto a felt applicator and then pounced it over the acetate panel until it was completely covered and I liked the look of it.  
If you pounce, you get this nice bubble look, if you drag the felt across the acetate it makes a smoother look.  It changes every time you go over it with the applicator so you can try different application techniques to see what you prefer!

The AI's dry very quickly on the acetate.  Once dry, turn the panel over (AI inked side down) and stamp your image onto the clean acetate side using StazOn Ink 
(Be careful not to smudge as you press down on your stamp - it can be slippery on the acetate!) Luckily, if you make a mistake with the stamping, you can wipe it off with some rubbing alcohol on a piece of paper towel and try it again!

Once the stamping was dry, I adhered the acetate to a white panel using runner tape and then to a slightly larger black panel.  I placed a piece of a white netting bag (I think gem stones came in it?) under the panel extending it past the sides of the card edge for added interest.

I stamped my sentiment below the image and added a single rhinestone.

We hope you can join us this month as we play with Alcohol Inks - you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team (and our Guest Designer Trina!) as well as links to 'how to' videos over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog.  You have until Aug 24th to link up your project!

I'm also linking my card to:

Country View Challenges
Blues and Greens

Just Us Girls 
The seahorse is from a new stamp set I just got


Stamps:  Beach Day - Technique Junkies, Sea Life - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, True Black, Acetate - PTI
Ink:  StazOn Black Ink, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Patina and Citrus, foam dots, felt pad and Applicator - Ranger, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, netting from stash.