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MommaSaid
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Good Morning and Happy New Year!

I just had an odd but potentially fun thought. Has anyone ever used alcohol inks for stamping? I don't own any alcohol inks yet, but got a fun idea to dab them (like anyone would dab them onto any project) onto an acrylic or rubber stamp and play that way.

Would it work? Would it ruin the stamp?


 
SuperAllyFan
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In response to MommaSaid

I wouldn't. Alcohol inks are for non-porous surfaces and usually dry very quickly. I think it may ruin the stamps


 
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Bummer! I do appreciate your input. I just thought it would be a cool way to use multiple colors on a stamped image.


 
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You can use re-inkers for stamp pads.


 
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alcohol inks are mostly for coloring hard surfaces and stuff like transparencies, acryllic and glass


 
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  • terrihooper Said:
You can use re-inkers for stamp pads.




Huh! That never occurred to me! How would that work? Would I apply the re-inking ink to one of the Tim Holtz ink applicators THEN dab the applicator onto the stamp?


 
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Alcohol ink wouldn't ruin your stamps, it would just stain them. They are for coloring nonporous surfaces, not stamping.

If you want to stamp in multiple colors, just apply different inkpads to different parts of your stamp. Make sure the ink on your stamp doesn't get onto other inkpads, could contaminate color. You could also try markers directly on your stamps. I have a tutorial here http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2010/12/stamping-w...


 
MommaSaid
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Got it open and reading! Thanks! I think the biggest allure of the multi-colored stamping was going to be adding a shimmer of silver or gold to the image.

After reading most of your blog post, I'm amazed and inspired. Thank you for sharing the link!


 
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I love the shimmery chalks by Pebbles for adding sparkle to my images! You can also add sparkle using stickles or leafing pens or glitter pens...


 
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  • mgiov on 12-31-10 09:34 AM
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Tim Holtz did a tag around this technique using alcohol ink, I think that this is the effect that you want.
http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/12/12- tags-o...


 
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He used reinkers, not alcohol ink. I love that technique but have never tried it. Seems cheaper to use markers and easier to store.


 
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thanks for this posting your question, I was wondering that as well.
If you want to stamp some silver shimmer have you tried the Brilliance Metallic pigment ink collection?


 
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Peggy, thank you for sharing the link; very interesting technique. Since I'm a newbie with stamps, I'll have to store that tip for a more confident day.

Jill, thanks for pointing out the metallic inks. Those look fun, too.


 
beccacrouch
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Love that technique! TFS The supplies are definitely going to be added to my wish list!


 
mgiov
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  • mgiov on 01-01-11 05:33 AM
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Duh!!!! I meant reinkers, sorry!!!!


 
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Enjoy all these techniques are wonderful.


 
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