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Plastic Wrap Alcohol Ink and Spray Paint Cylindrical Vase

I've been enjoying finding new ways and different objects that I can try out the plastic wrap method for applying alcohol ink . I came into the possession of several of these cylinder vases and was trying to think of what I could do with them. I had some success using the plastic wrap method on a glass vase where I used spray paint , so I thought I'd try that again, but this time with a different shaped vase, some lighter colors of ink, and a different color of spray paint. So I laid out my craft mat , a sheet of plastic wrap (I used Glad Cling Wrap--not press and seal), and some alcohol inks . Making sure the plastic wrap stayed a bit rumpled, I squirted and dripped my alcohol ink on in a random pattern until the plastic wrap was covered in an area about the size of my vase. Then I set the vase onto the plastic wrap and wrapped it around the vase. Then I set it aside to dry. When using this method with vases, be sure to put something underneath them t

Plastic Wrap Alcohol Ink Bowl Interior

A couple months ago, I used the plastic wrap alcohol ink method on a small white ceramic bow l that I picked up ages ago at Big Lots. It turned out so well, that I decided I'd try it again, but this time, I'd ink the inside of the bowl instead of the outside. I laid out some complimentary alcohol inks and a sheet of plastic wrap on a craft mat . I dripped several shades of ink onto some slightly crumpled plastic wrap until I had an area covered that was roughly the size of the interior of the bowl. I flipped the bowl onto the plastic wrap and carefully smooshed it into the bowl and tipped it back over. The ink squished together a bit more on the interior of the bowl than the exterior, so I was glad I used complimentary colors. I left it to dry for a day or two and then came back and peeled the plastic off. The colors were pretty, but the Indigo took over. Indigo alcohol ink is a pretty shade of blue, but it often ends up dominating.

Making a Fabric Olson Face Mask

I don't sew too much. I learned when I was a kid, but I always hated following patterns, so I bought one of those little sewing machines (that is intended for teenagers to use) on a Black Friday sale and used it to mend the occasional clothes and make neck coolers and other little projects. But, last year, I decided it was time to buy an adult sewing machine. Since I wasn't going to suddenly become an avid sewist, it didn't make sense to spend a ton of money. So, I had narrowed it down to two possible machines that were under $200. Then one of them went on sale on Amazon, and I bit the bullet and bought the machine. Then it sat in the box for a year. Because who wants to learn how to thread a new machine? Well, this crazy crisis hit and I knew it was finally time. They were now recommending fabric masks for running errands and any other time you wouldn't be able to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. So, it was time to make some masks (oh and the sewing machine w

Plastic Wrap Alcohol Ink on Plastic Easter Eggs

I have a bit of a history with plastic Easter eggs on the blog. I've drip inked , splatter inked , and stamped them . I've spray painted  and mod podged and even turned them into a wreath . So I was a bit stumped about what I was going to do this year. But then it occurred to me, I hadn't plastic wrapped them yet. It's my current favorite method of inking , so I'm trying it out on all kinds of surfaces. So I got out a craft mat and my inks . I also grabbed some plastic wrap and a selection of pastel plastic Easter eggs. I usually buy these after Easter when they are dirt cheap so I can keep making fun stuff with them. There were a couple bags in my Easter box and I grabbed one of each color to start off. I tore off a small piece of plastic wrap and selected colors I thought would work well with the base color of the Easter egg. This first one was pink, so I used a couple shades of red/pink and some blue and yellow as contrast. I set my egg on t