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Alcohol Ink Craft Collection

Check out the collection of alcohol ink projects here: Sarah Jane's Craft Blog Alcohol Ink Craft Collection .

Snowflake Suncatchers from Alcohol Ink on Laminating Pouches

Earlier this year, I tried inking laminating pouches and running them through the laminator. It worked pretty well, so I cut some stars out of the inked plastic and made some sun catchers . Next I made some shamrocks out of some green inked laminating film . This fall, I made some pumpkins , but decided it would be fun to see if I could cut the film out with my Silhouette . It worked! So, now that Christmas is just around the corner, I knew I needed to try it again. I turned on my laminator and laid out a laminating pouch onto a craft mat . I also grabbed a can of air and a bulb blower and my stash of alcohol inks . I grabbed all of my blues, especially the lighter ones, and some white and silver. I even tried to use some pearl, but the white and pearl inks got a bit gloopy. I had to smear them around to thin them out. I used my finger and a foam brush. Needless to say, it took a lot of drips of ink and a little bit of rubbing alcohol and canned air blowing it around and smearing

Jewel Toned Alcohol Ink Ornaments

After last week's ornament project , I found myself in the Christmas spirit. That, and I found these awesome faceted ornaments in my container of plastic ornament blanks. I bought a big tub of these clear plastic ornaments from a craft store after Christmas a couple of years ago. I didn't really notice these until I had pulled the flat ones out for last week's project. These were just begging to be inked. I knew I wanted to go with jewel tones since the ornaments kind of look like gem stones. So I pulled out my can of air , a craft mat , and a bunch of purple, teal, magenta, etc... inks. I decided to add a little glitz and glam to the ornaments by starting out with some metallic inks. I used Ranger's silver for a couple and Pinata's gold for the other two. I dripped a couple of lines of ink into the ornament, and then I used the canned air to blow it around as best as I could. I let the metallic ink dry for a little while before starting the other inks so they wou

2020 Grinch Ornaments made with Alcohol Ink and Vinyl Decals

A couple years ago, I made an ornament using my Silhouette cutting machine and an alcohol inked plastic ornament. Over the years, I've made many versions of inked globe ornaments, so I wanted to try something a little different this year. It's been a memorable year, so I thought I'd make a commemorative ornament. I had some plastic globe ornaments in my craft stash. I figured these flatter ornaments would be easier to apply decals to, so I got out some green alcohol ink and a can of air and got to work. I took off the metal hangers on the top of the ornaments and started squirting ink into the interiors of the ornaments. I started out by coating the ornaments with a lighter shade of green as a base. I used 4-5 drops of Limeade ink and some swirling around with the air can to coat the insides of the ornaments. Next I dripped a couple drops of Botanical ink into each ornament and blew it around with the canned air until it was dry. Lastly, I used a few drops of Bottl