Trying alcohol ink on silver metallic looking stickers from the Dollar Tree.
Alcohol inks are very fun to create with. They interact with each other in interesting ways creating different results each time. They work on most non-porous surfaces so when I saw these metallic-looking stickers at the Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to try alcohol ink on them.
Metallic stickers come in silver, gold, and bronze colors. I chose the silver thinking it would work best with the inks.
First I tried dropping the ink onto the sticker, the next one I tried applying the ink with a cotton swab, and on the last sticker, I switched to acrylic paint markers. Each process gave a different result. The video tutorial below will take you through each process.
I think the first and last version gave the best results. While the stickers appeared metallic in the package and once removed appeared more like plastic either surface should work. The alcohol ink didn’t work as well as I expected. The acrylic paint markers gave great coverage but lost the metallic quality of the original sticker. In summation, the plastic mailing envelope I used as a protective work surface actually had the best results from the alcohol ink being applied to it. So now I have another project to work on!
Making a fairy card with a Gelli Plate background. #sponsored #affiliate @fairystamper
I have a video tutorial up on the Fairy Stampers YouTube channel. As a part of their video design team, I post tutorials twice a month. Today I am using a Gelli Plate to make the background image along with the Moana stamp fairy. The Gelli Plate technique I am using is with alcohol inks and acrylic paint. It is really fun and addictive.
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The Works Board
mini Maker die cutter
card stock – green and white
Distress Oxide stamp pads
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black ink pad
I added details on the inside of the card as well. A strip of the Gelli Plate print that I had trimmed off the background and an additional die-cut leaf. These elements add a surprise when the card is open as well as linking to the front of the card.
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These basic champagne glasses from the Dollar Store were given an upgrade with Etchall Etching Cream and then decorated with Alcohol Inks. They make the perfect pair for celebrating a special occasion or for everyday use. You could change the color combination to suit your needs like school colors for a college graduation party, or for wedding colors.
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To begin, remove any labels and clean the glasses using rubbing alcohol.
Then cover the desired area (the stem) with etchall Etching Creme, wait 15 minutes, remove excess back to the container, and then wash.
The etching is done. The result is very elegant, and you could stop right here.
The alcohol inks I chose to use.
Turn the glass upside down. Drop a small drop of ink at the stem of the glass and let it run down. Continue until you like the look.
Here is an up-close look at the glass. Notice I put a “ring” around the top of the stem in silver.
I purposely didn’t let the ink cover anywhere near the drinking lip of the glasses. I covered them in a plastic bag and taped it in place. Placing it in my spray box, I sprayed it with a sealer and let it dry. (you may need a few light coats)
Remove the taped bag and your glasses are ready to celebrate with!
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