Nov 6, 2008

Alcohol Inks on Metal & a Sample without Blending Solution

I've done a test here to show what the alcohol inks look like without using the Blending Solution:

Here you can see what it looks like on the left. I used the applicator tool with felt and two alcohol ink colors, Denim and Red Pepper, without any Blending Solution. And for the piece on the right I used a few good squirts of Blending Solution on the felt pad before I pounced it onto the paper. If I wanted the colors even more subdued I would have put even more of the Blending Solution on the felt pad. Neat, huh?


I found these metal letters at Michael's in the $1 bin a while back and decided to try the alcohol inks on them too:

I put a few drops of Cranberry and Butterscotch alcohol inks on the felt pad with just a teeny bit of Blending Solution. If you're applying the inks to metal you don't need much of the Blending Solution because the metal kind of spreads the ink out on its own. Look how nice it turned out! Below is a clearer photo.

Isn't it purty?

Here's two more. I didn't use any applicator on these because I wanted to experiment a little. I put the inks on directly -- one drop at a time and I did them in 2 layers. I let the first layer dry and then put more drops of ink on again later.

colors used: Stonewashed, Denim & Meadow

colors used: Wild Plum & Eggplant


goooooood girl said...

Very good......

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

HI Maxene - great comparison and BEAUTIFUL metal samples! Wow - those letters were so lovely.

You've been showing some great tutorial type topics with these inks - THANKS!

Submit them for the CPS technique spotlight.

Love & friendship, Jules

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Hey Maxene - check out my blog, I've got something there for you! ;)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh these are GORGEOUS!!!! TFS!