Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Painting with Alcohol Inks

Hello, all! Kristina here.

Not too long ago, I saw a Heidi carrying a Tim Holtz District Market Butterfly Tote and had to comment on it. It was beautiful! When I asked her about it she said that she had painted it with alcohol inks. How clever!

So today I'm trying out the same and I'm taking you guys along for the ride.

I had no previous experience with alcohol inks, but they were pretty easy to work with, especially because I used an Aquash brush filled with Alcohol Blending Solution. Any brush strokes, etc. seem to "settle" with time. Also, as I was painting the bag, I made note of some tips and tricks to share with you in the video below.


Colors used:



Additional Supplies:

Enjoy!

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43 comments:

  1. Wow that is really beautiful!

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  2. It's a beautiful bag! I want one!!! Thank you for sharing.:)

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  3. It turned out really nice!!

    Yaneri

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  4. What a great idea! My brain started working immediately. Think of the possibiities if you ran transparencies through a printer with black designs. I can see unique cards, ATCs, etc. coming in my future. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful job, thanks for the video and the tips.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the way it turned out.

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  7. This is so beautiful. I had no idea you could color these bags. Thanks for the info.

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  8. I love the effect that you achieve
    painting with alcohol inks. Thanks
    for showing the process and for the
    tips.

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  9. Hmmmm . . . I'm looking at my Butterfly Bag and having a good think about adding a little colour to it. Great video, thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a unique idea! No one's would ever be the same as yours. Love it!
    ACTUALLY HAD NEVER THOUGHT TO PAINT with them--had only used then for
    Polished Stone Technique.

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  11. looks great! hope it stays on

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  12. This is an awesome idea! I am almost too scared to try it thou. I have the same bag and love it...I wonder if I will have the guts to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing this cool technique!

    Cheers,
    Tonya

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  13. Wow, didn't know this bag even existed. Very pretty and love the colors you selected.

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  14. Just never would have thought of this! What a great looking bag. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Such a fun, unique, and pretty bag--love it! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to :)

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  16. The bag is absolutely gorgeous! What a cool technique. I never thought to paint with the alcohol inks until after your helpful video. Thank you so much for sharing! Awesome!! Wow!! Can you tell that I love this bag--teehee--it's now on my "don't need but must have" list!!
    Karen M.

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  17. This is awesome! Didn't even know this bag existed. The bag by itself is great, but now I can add my own colors?! Even better! TFS!

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  18. This was fabulous!! It turned out so pretty. Kristina is wonderful!!

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  19. wow the bag looks so beautiful...love all those butterflies they look gorgeous!!!

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  20. that is beautiful. do you think copics would work with it or only the ranger alcohol inks?

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  21. This is so stunning. Great idea. I feel spring is coming.

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  24. Do you have to apply finishing medium to it? Or just make sure not to spill your adult beverage on it.. ;o)

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  25. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Kristina! I heard about alcohol inks but never really know how it works and how to use. Thanks for the tips!

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  26. this is beautiful, I have this tote but too scared to attempt this x

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  27. O, help, another entry on my TO DO list...
    GORGEOUS!!!!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous. Now I am going to have to save up for the bag and it it myself.

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  29. THANKS for sharing that with us!! =)What a really fun way to personalize your bag!! =) Can't wait to see what else you come us with!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  31. This is so, cool! I love that these inks are so versatile and can be used for so many awesome creations!

    But, ever son...I never would have thought of this in a million years! Fantastic idea...thanks for sharing!

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  32. The bag is gorgeous! Cannot thank you enough for all the tips.I love playing with alcohol inks and you have given me a ton of new ideas!

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  33. This bag is just beautiful - thanks so much Kristina!

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  34. Beautiful bag.

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Did you seal it afterwards? If so, with what?

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