Sunday, 15 November 2015

Playtime with Alcohol Inks !!!

Good morning
Tracy here with today's post for the 'A Sprinkle of Imagination' design team....

Sometimes you need to just let go and play with no preconceived idea, refresh your inspiration and be free. 

My favourite way to do this is to get out my trusty alcohol inks and alcohol gloss card......

I love the random patterns that alcohol inks make when you drop them onto a multitude of surfaces but the gloss card really does enable the inks to spread and create completely abstract results....

Using a straw to blow the ink around can create some fabulous effects....

Once I have a completed piece and allowed it to dry I love to sit and mindlessly doodle over my alcohol ink patterns with black and white gel pens, I love how every single piece is different and no two will ever be the same...

If you do this technique on white ceramic tiles all you need to do is wipe the tile over with alcohol blending solution and then start to drip the colours onto the tile. The colours spread instantly and you can drop colours inside of colours to create some great effects. They would make a fabulous gift as a set of multi coloured coasters !!!

Come on get out your alcohol inks, dust them off and'll have a blast but be's addictive !!!

Thank you for stopping by

Things I used today:

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  1. Oh, I love this! It looks like so much fun. When you make the coasters, do you have to seal the ink to keep it from coming off? This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I would use a clear spray dealer just to be on the safe side x