Showing posts from July, 2021

Adult Coloring and Sarah Jane's Craft Blog on Instagram

No new craft post this week, but I wanted to share a reminder that you can follow me over on Instagram: Sarah Jane's Craft Blog on Instagram . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Jane Setnes Dale (@sarahjanescraftblog) I post photos of each week's projects along with coloring projects and flashbacks to old crafts. Be sure to follow! P.S. If you're interested in more info about adult coloring and what colored pencils I like--check out my past posts here: Adult Coloring .

Plastic Wrap Alcohol ink on Spray Painted Candles

A couple weeks ago I tested out some new (to me) alcohol inks: Unicone Arts Alcohol Ink . My opinion of the inks was a bit mixed . The inks were beautiful colors, but a bit thin and really inconsistent in vibrancy/opacity (how strong the colors are). So, I wanted to try them out using some different methods to see how well they really work. I've done a lot of plastic wrap alcohol inking over the last few years, but when I first started to try  applying alcohol ink with plastic wrap , I had a few sort of successful attempts at applying it with the  plastic wrap and peeling it off while still wet or tacky . Since then, I've mastered the art of letting it dry (it can be a real challenge of patience some days). Dollar Tree Altar Candles were one of the projects I tried inking with plastic wrap with mixed success, so I thought I'd try it again.  This time, I spray painted the candle jars with a light coat of white spray paint. I taped off the top of the candle jar, and I spraye

From the Archives: 2012 Revisited

As the blog inches up on its 10th anniversary, I thought I'd share some of the projects that started the blog.  Click on the monthly links to check out projects from the beginning of blog! January 2012 :  February 2012 :  March 2012 :  April 2012 :  May 2012: August 2012 : September 2012 :

Unicone Alcohol Ink: First Impressions

There are so many new brands of alcohol ink coming on the market that I've started doing these first impressions reviews of the inks as I manage to try them out. This brand-- Unicone (not Unicorn--though they use a Unicorn in their logo)--was on a lightning deal on Amazon for $9.99. Since they usually sell for around $20.00, I figured it would be worth checking them out. Unicone mainly sells resin and resin supplies, so these inks were probably designed to be used with their resin. I will not be using these inks with resin (at least not in the immediate future), so let's see how they do. The inks arrived in a pretty box with lovely colors on the lid and their unicorn logo on the front. I got out some basic alcohol inking supplies ( craft mat , rubbing alcohol , pipette , hand blower , ceramic tile , etc.) and got to work. When I opened the box, the bottles reminded me a lot of the T-Rex ink bottles. They were a nice size and easy to work with, but don't fit in my existin