Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Using Alcohol Inks

Good Morning Tuesday and to start our day I will be talking to you about Adirondack Alcohol Inks. You will need to a blending tool that has the disposable felt pads (I tried it with the foam pads and they won't slide across the paper) and glossy tags, if you don't have gloss tags you can make your tags have a glossy affect you painting a thin layer of Glossy Accent across them. With you blending tool and felt pad place just one dot of each color of Alcohol ink on to the pad - I used Eggplant, Watermelon, Butterscotch, Pesto, and Raisin with one drop of the Silver Mixative. Now just have fun poncing the blending tool all over the tag, turning and twisting. Once you have a desired amount of coverage take and place a drop of the Alcohol Blending Solution on the felt pad and go all over your tag again. Once this is done just splatter a bit of the Alcohol ink onto the tag to give it some splatter stains. Heat set with your embossing gun.
Using Archival Black Ink stamp you images, I used the Visual Artistry Curious Possibilities and the Stamper Anonymous Mixed Media Stamps for my tag. Heat set between each stamping so you don't accident smear the ink. I finished my tag by adding some to of the Tim Holtz Music Tape that I stained with Wild Honey and some metals. I hope you try your hand at Alcohol Inks and let me know, I would love to see your creations. Hugs Pammejo


  1. thanks for this ! I love alcohol inks ! Great tag

  2. Very lovely. Gentle yet bold. I like the gears and esp the music note tape.

  3. Another good looking tag. Love the colors and the stamps you selected are so cool together.