Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Make Your Own Alcohol Ink Blending Solution

I was in the process of making backgrounds using alcohol ink and ran out of blending solution so I made my own and it worked. The good news is it is less expensive than the original brand and I find it works well. In fact, you need less of it to achieve virtually the same result. Please scroll down to check out my video on how to make it.

If you are interested in more techniques and ideas using alcohol ink…..Jennifer McGuire and Two Peas in a Bucket produced a 9 week on-line class called Thinking Inking. I watched the entire series on YouTube and loved it! As part of the nine week series she did a series of 4 videos on alcohol ink techniques. Click here to watch the first in the four part series. Click here for part two, part three and part four. Enjoy!



13 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

Great video!! Thanks for saving us some money. lol

Linda Kaiser said...

You are so welcome. It was fun!

Linda

Now we can buy more Cricut carts:)

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

This is great! I have seen the inks but never got curious enough to see more and use them. I am now going to have to try... mhhh since I enjoy your voice and videos, have you consider making your own version of the 4 videos you mentiones?

Anonymous said...

What a fun technique! I second Gaby's comment.

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks for the great idea and nice comments!

Linda

Kraftychick said...

Super video!! Thanks for the tips!
Was the paper you used a shiny surface or was it just regular white cardstock? Thanks for sharing,
jackie

Linda Kaiser said...

Jackie: Thanks for the comment. I used a white glossy paper and paper does make a big difference. Ranger makes a great glossy paper designed for using with alcohol inks. Hope this helps!

Linda

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I've always wanted to learn how to make this. I'm glad you pointed out that paper makes a difference. TFS Linda.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. Your demonstration was easy to follow.

kjc7962 said...

I was thinking the same thing Gabby!!! I really enjoyed listening to her voice, the quality, substance & direction of information was perfect. Her speed was also perfect, not to fast, not to slow....made it very easy to understand. ALSO....I may ask this again....but your nails are beautiful, can I ask what color & who makes it...?

Anonymous said...

That's great, but do you mix anything in with the alcohol, water perhaps? You don't mention that in your video.

Jessica Lerner Budd said...

I'm also wondering what else do you use to mix with the alcohol to make the solution? Or is it just alcohol?

Linda Kaiser said...

Just alcohol:)

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