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Whats your favorite thing to do with alcohol inks??


 
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I just started making my own glimmer mists yesterday. LOVE THEM! I wasn't sure at first but after putting a few light coats and drying with my heat gun- they're GREAT!

I use mini-misters, filled 3/4 with water, add 15 drops of alcohol ink, add 3-4 skewer tips off perfect pearls (I've been using matching colors but plan to try others when I get more inks- I've only got 3) and shake well. Turns out really nice.


 
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I love to make backgrounds with them on glossy paper.


 
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  • Hev on 05-02-11 03:35 AM
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I have a bunch, haven't used them much. So far really I have only used them to color clear plastic/acrylic.


 
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to color transparencies (after stamping them I like to fill in with the color)
polished stone technique (on glossy paper)


 
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I love to use them on fragments. SO FUN.


 
kelseymel
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You guys are killing me. I saw these inks at M's yesterday and thought, "Hmmmm, what do I do with these?"

Now I know. And I gotta go buy some. lol


 
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It's not necessarily my favorite thing to do, but you can make lovely glittery Christmas ornaments with them. And I've seen some folks on here alter and color non-porous alphabet stickers with the inks. And...last week I painted a piece of chipboard with white acrylic paint, and then colored it with some alcohol inks and topped off with some glossy accents. It turned out okay in my book! So there should be some possibilities for altering chipboard, too...


 
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  • Hev Said:
I have a bunch, haven't used them much. So far really I have only used them to color clear plastic/acrylic.



Me too I have a ton but I never like what I do with them. My friend can make chipboard look like embossed leather with hers.. Im a slacker sheesh


 
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Love using them! you may want to check out some how to videos. There are tons on you tube!


 
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  • Manda_K Said:
I love to use them on fragments. SO FUN.




whats fragments???


 
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  • madmatter Said:
to color transparencies (after stamping them I like to fill in with the color)
polished stone technique (on glossy paper)



so how do you do this?? what are you stamping the transparency with versa mark, or your saying polished stone technique whats that??


 
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  • ascott007 Said:
  • Manda_K Said:
I love to use them on fragments. SO FUN.




whats fragments???




Fragments are Tim Holtz clear acrylic pieces. You can make them look like marble, stone...you can stamp on them, they are really cool.



 
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Enablers....on my way to go by some!


 
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Now I know what fragments are.


 
Foamy
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  • Foamy on 05-02-11 03:32 PM
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I love alcohol inks! I use them all the time to cover chip alpha!


 
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  • Foamy Said:
I love alcohol inks! I use them all the time to cover chip alpha!



When you are covering chipboard do you just dab it on there or is there more to it?? HELP


 
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  • Foamy on 05-02-11 04:47 PM
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  • ascott007 Said:
  • Foamy Said:
I love alcohol inks! I use them all the time to cover chip alpha!



When you are covering chipboard do you just dab it on there or is there more to it?? HELP



If it is raw chipboard I just paint it with an artist brush, it usually only takes 1 coat. If it is a colored chip alpha & I want to change the color, it usually takes 2 coats applied with an artist brush


Edited by Foamy on 05-02-11 04:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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ok thanks! I will try it out.


 
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I have the dauber thingy but my friend has these awesome pens.. I need to get the pens she does some amazing stuff with them..


 
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