I'm demonstrating how to use alcohol inks on metal. What I love
about this technique is that it's not only fun, but you can be
"green" by recycling empty soda cans! Of course, there's always
metal sheets for purchase.
Alcohol Inks (I used Oregano and Red Pepper)
Alcohol Metallic Mixative, optional (Gold)
Alcohol Blending Solution (Copic Colorless Blender Re-Inker also
Alcohol Ink Applicator and Felt
Cut metal sheet to size you need for project.
Squeeze a few drops of one of the alcohol inks onto the metal.
With the felt attached to the applicator tool, begin tamping over
the inked area until the colors are distributed on the sheet; let
dry. Feel free to twist the applicator a bit when tamping to create
Repeat Step 3 with the second
On the same
felt, apply some of the Gold Metallic Mixative (outlined in gold)
then add a drop of the blending solution next to it (see blue
circle). Apply randomly onto the metal sheet. This will add a bit
of shimmer and the solution will help blend and distribute the
color. The blending solution is also used to lighten
Cut sheet with a die cutter.
Emboss with an embossing folder.
With a sanding file,
sand the raised areas.
It's now ready
to add to cards or other craft