Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol Inks’

Altered Tim Holtz cases

I have altered three of them so far, and there will be more! I love these metal cases as I can then use Alcohol Inks on them. These two are made for my embossing powders and my crackle paints.


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I bought a candle plate some time ago, lovely brown color with a shimmery backdrop. After some time I wanted to clean it – but the brown color came off! So I started to think about how to alter it, because I thought that silver backdrop was a bit too shiny.

Alcohol Inks, and some pictures printed from internet, and Liquid Laminate from Beacon was my solution, and I think it turned out nice!

The beautiful ladies can be printed from Digital Collage Sheets / The Ladies Closet.

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I found this lovely sketch and challenge at the Handarbeta blog – go check it out, you have until August 8th to participate!

Here’s my take on it:


The background paper is a Bazzill Smoothie, Walnut Cream, which I have stamped with a script stamp and Saddle Brown Staz-On, then with a flower stamp and embossed with clear EP, added some Distress Inks and misted the whole thing. Some of the brads are embossed (check out below) and some of the flowers have been stamped, inked and misted. The photo mat is handmade paper of my own production, but it can also be bought from Svartvik – with its lovely structure and raw edges it goes so well with Distress Inks.


Stamped with opaque white Staz-On and embossed with holographic EP on acetate.


I put Alcohol Ink on acetate and cut with an Ellison die – Daisies.


There are two coats of Stickles on the center flower, and all the chipboard flowers are painted with Crackle Paint.

Don’t forget to check out the challenge at Handarbeta, and also check in what’s happening at CropStop this week!

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As a china painter, I have tons of the glazed tiles around, and I started thinking about altering them instead of painting.


Put on the alcohol inks directly from the bottle, blend them with your blending tool to desired “pattern”


As soon as the alcohol ink has dried completely, stamp and emboss, but be careful… Be sure to work on a heat-proof working area and don’t touch the tiles until they have cooled off! They get very, very HOT!

This is another tile I made with different colors and a different stamp


You don’t want to emboss? Try this one instead


Attach peel-off stickers to your tile, add alcohol inks as desired, let dry completely and remove the stickers. Easy, huh?

Another thing to do with alco inks and embossing is your own transparencies. Be sure to use a transparency that is heat resistant (I use the overhead films made for laser copiers, they work great and can be found at a very reasonable price).

Stamp your image, add embossing powder and tap off excess powder. You don’t have to be THAT careful, as the powder won’t attach to the transparency as it does to paper. Stray powders can easily be removed using your fingernail after heat embossing. Put on the alco inks as desired – directly from the bottle if you want – and blend/mix them. Let dry. If you get alco inks outside the image, don’t worry. It can easily be removed using a Q-tip dipped in alcohol (rubbing or denatured). You have to be a bit careful, though, when using these transparencies, as the embossing gets a bit brittle. But they sure look nice…!


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Well, I thought I’d give it a go and subscribe… I usually don’t use clubs as I have a very special style – I only like shabby chic and vintage – but as I said I thought I’d give it a try. I was very pleased with two of the packages, disappointed with one and one was OK, but not more. I use the things I like and give the rest to the kids. The following pictures shows a bit of what I’ve accomplished with the packages so far.

If I have used material not included in the kits, it’s stated under the pictures.


Stamp from Colorbox, Doodlebug Velvet Flocking, brads from CC Hobby, Distress Inks .


The key is cut with the Gazelle, alphas are Prima Whispered Words, flowers from all over the place (Prima, WildOrchidsCrafts, a few decorations flowers and some beaded ones), clear EP, Distress Inks, stamp.


Flowers from Prima, Panduro, Alvin, WildOrchidsCrafts, Tim Holtz mask, Distress Inks, tag from CC Hobby, brads from Panduro and flower centers from Tradera.


Flowers from Prima, WildOrchidsCrafts, alphas from American Crafts, brads from Bo Bunny and Panduro, wooden ornament from Panduro, Stickles and some Jewelry parts.


Flowers from Prima and Wild Orchids, a skeleton leaf, stickles, Kaiser pearls, Distress Inks and a jewelry part made from mother of pearl painted with Alco Inks.


Flowers from Prima and Wild Orchids, Stickles.


Flowers from Wild Orchids, Distress Inks, brads from CC  Hobby, zink ornament from Panduro, Alco Inks.


Flowers from Wild Orchids, jewelry parts and ribbons from stash, a beaded bracelet.


Flowers from Tradera and Wild Orchids, Plaid Acrylic Paint, angel wings from Fancy Pants, paper clip from Panduro, stickles.

Well, so far I’m not that disappointed in all – the only thing that really bugs me is that the papers are folded!

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Some LO’s I’ve made during the past year – very mixed!


PP from Calambour and some cuts with the Gazelle.


What’s up and what’s down? The flower is from a Prima Mini-can and the leaf from an ordinary satin flower.


This PP is from Dovecraft, stickers from Bo Bunny, flowers from Prima. Hey, there’s a strange flower in there…


The yellow-tinted one is made by casting UTEE in a silicone mould.


The living room after our re-modeling just before Christmas. The key is a chippie from Maya Road, covered with UTEE in platinum.


The dining room was re-modeled at the same time. The candle decoration and photo mat is cut with the Gazelle, journaling made on handmade paper with grass inclusions from Svartvik Paper.


All paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle.


I think this butterfly is just lovely!


Kevin, very determined that it will work… MME Trés Jolie papers, Prima flowers and AC Thickers.


My dragon rider! DCWV paper, all paper embellishments made with the Gazelle, and some jewelry components.


King and Prince of the Couch! WRMK paper, Bo Bunny stickers, Prima flowers and some metal embellishments (Alco-Inked) and vintage buttons.


Safe Haven.  I got use of some odd things I’ve found in my drawers.


All paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle, the star is cut from birch bark.



The papers are all MME Trés Jolie, except for the vintage print which comes from a series of papers called Renaissance Papers. Flowers are all Prima,  the flourish is cut with the Gazelle and covered with UTEE in platinum. The brads are common office type, covered with UTEE.


White CS and K&Co Ancestry papers.  The white distressed paper behind the photo mat is handmade from Svartvik Paper and has a lovely grain structure. The flourish si cut with the Gazelle, and then stamped and inked with Distress Inks. The metal embellishments are all jewelry components.


I have started an album for Kevin’s teacher, which will leave the class after three years. This is one of the LO’s from a Star Night they had last year. The K&Co paper went so well with the colors in the photo. The daisies are a BossKut original cut with the Gazelle, and the strange trimming is made with seed beads using a necklace pattern!


I get all my seed beads from my favorite bead supplier, Zionesse. They have everything I need for bead weaving. I’ve made a whole bunch of decorations using the left-over beads. A fun way to jazz up the pages!

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OK, we got a lot of snow this winter!


The lovely snowflakes are Karen-Marie Klip, the journaling is made on handmade paper from Svartvik Paper. I find it most lovely to journal on, as it has lovely texture and the edges are so nice to chalk or ink!


The kids have great fun in the snow. The stamps on the photos and on the transparent tag are Technique Tuesday, the other tag is colored with Ranger Distress Inks.



For these both LO’s I’ve used paper from Robin’s Nest – I found the colors to be so lovely and the pattern is just great. Not to mention the glitter…

The date tag is a chipboard painted with Ranger Crackle Paint, the crackles are enhanced using Distress Inks in the same color, Weathered Wood.


More winter…


The patterned paper is from Panduro, the tag is cut with the Gazelle and inked with Ranger Distress Inks, stamped with Technique Tuesday clear stamps.


The large snowflake and the title is made with the Gazelle, so is the tag which I have used Ranger Alco Inks on, the one in the upper right corner is colored with Distress Inks.


For this LO, and the one above, I’ve used papers from Reminisce.  This tag is also cut with the Gazelle and colored with Distress Inks, and stamped.


Using Tim Holtz’ masks is great fun! This one together with Ranger Distress Inks, direct to paper. The title and the tags are all cut with the Gazelle, one is colored using Alco Inks and then stamped, the others are colored with Distress Inks.


Enough of cold weather… One indoor picture!


I found the colors of this patterned paper from K&Co lovely, they are so warm! Title and scrolls/flourishes are cut with the Gazelle, inked and stamped. The key is Maya Road, covered with UTEE in Bronze.

The irregular decoration to the right is made using Fimo-clay, which I have stamped and colored with Alco Inks:


The name is cut with the Gazelle, and then speckled with UTEE in Bronze.


Brr… It’s cold outside today, too… I think I’ll stay indoors scrapping!

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