Alcohol Ink Ideas

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Alcohol ink can be used to paint glass ornaments.
Alcohol ink can be used to paint glass ornaments. (Image: various ornaments of christmas-tree image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Alcohol ink is easy to use and provides numerous effects; it can be diluted with a blending solution or rubbing alcohol. There is nothing like venturing out into different limbs when it comes to creating your own personal art. Alcohol ink is a dye-based multi-surface ink that can be applied to almost any type of surface whether it's plastic, metal, fabric and glass.

Birthday Cards

When using alcohol ink and creating a card, a glossary card must be used to create the artistic effect that your looking for. First, you want to pick out the scheme and pattern of your card. Alcohol ink has a variety of colors, and whichever colors you decide upon should be applied first to the card before any other decorations. Apply the alcohol ink to the outside of the card first, then move to the outside of the card. Stamped designs or writing must be done last after the card has dried. Give the card approximately 20 minutes to dry.

Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks can be given their own flare when being created. While using alcohol ink and creating a scrapbook, it's best to use small ink brushes to bring the creativity to life. Scrapbooks give you limited space due to the fact that there will be words and may be pictures inside of the scrapbook. If you know ahead of time that alcohol ink is an option for your scrapbook, apply the ink before writing or placing pictures inside. It could also be very creative to match up your pictures with your paintings on the side. The most complicated thing is when you're making a scrapbook, you must apply the alcohol ink page by page and wait for it to dry first before proceeding on to the next page.

Ornaments

Buying ornaments is nice, but adding your own flavor to spice up the holidays is even better. Ornaments are usually made with a very slick, glossy type of material. Alcohol ink is able to cover this material with no problem and dry accordingly. When making the ornament, it's best to apply more than one color to make it vibrant. Each color should contrast together, making the ornament creative to your personal liking. Use a craft stick to decorate each ornament; design the ornament to the best of your ability. Each ornament does not have to be designed the same—give each ornament its own originality. Hang the ornaments out, approximately 2 inches apart, so that every side of the ornament can dry. Leave ornaments to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Alcohol ink can be used to paint glass ornaments.
Alcohol ink can be used to paint glass ornaments. (Image: various ornaments of christmas-tree image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

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