Wow – have you been seeing all these alcohol ink projects popping up these days?
I’m guessing that you have and that’s why you’re here! You want to see all the fun projects we’ve found!
And of course this is a craft experiment that we’re ready to take on and share with you, so we’re starting with some research.
I mean every good craft experiment has to start with research right?
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Where Can I Use Alcohol Inks?
We’re trying to decide which project to start with and we’re leaning toward either paper (greeting cards) or tiles.
Alcohol inks can be used on pretty much any non-porous surface that you can think of, and a few that are porous – think paper. Although they work better on certain types of paper.
Of course that’s why we’re doing research, so we know what supplies will work the best.
Here are just a few places to try alcohol ink:
We’ll share our project with you when we get it finished but for now we’re sharing all the fun alcohol ink projects that we’ve been studying to learn more about it.
Greeting Cards made with Alcohol Ink
While many people use Yupo paper as the background for alcohol inks you can also use a glossy paper or even watercolor paper.
Most of the samples that we found include other kinds of embellishments along with the alcohol ink.
Check out all these fun examples.
If you're looking for tutorials and classes then look no further. Jennifer McGuire Ink has got it all and many ways to embellish when you're finished.
Galina uses a straw to blend her inks for her card making.
We can already hear the comments about hot air here and we're ready to meet the challenge. Who needs canned air?!?
She's got plenty of inspiration for you to check out on her site!
This is another place that's highly concentrated on card making and she's got a lot of fun ideas. This project has an alcohol ink background with stamps over the top.
She's got lots of stamps and ideas and it's a great place to check out for more greeting card inspiration.
This is a great tutorial on how to make panels with your alcohol ink to use in greeting card designs.
We love the simplicity of these cards. The alcohol ink design stands out so much since it's against a plain background.
Be sure to watch the video for more inspiration.
Alcohol Ink on Metal
While metal is not high on my list of objects to try alcohol ink with, I have to admit that there are some stunning ways to use it.
After a little more research we think that jewelry making may get added to the list of crafts to try and alcohol ink on metal will definitely be in that category.
Check these out!
This is a tutorial that shows two different techniques for using alcohol inks on metal with stunning results.
It's amazing how different the paints can look on metal and it also has a nice shine to it.
This is definitely some artist inspired jewelry.
Here's an unexpected way to use metal, not to mention using alcohol inks.
This artist used copper metal sheets and embellished them with alcohol ink.
Then she stitched them into a quilt she was making!
Pretty interesting project right?
How about these cute little tins?
These are perfect for in your purse or gift giving and the alcohol ink is a fun way to embellish them.
Here's a great tutorial on making necklaces out of metal washers.
This is definitely going to be on our list to try - I can picture some wind chimes made with alcohol ink based on these ideas!
Alcohol Ink Painting
Eventually we aspire to being able to make beautiful paintings with our alcohol inks!
If you're a fan of abstract art check out all of these amazing pieces!
Jessica Young makes and sells her art for very reasonable prices. So if you've got to have a piece check out her shop.
She also offers a course on using alcohol ink and resins at all stages of mastery so it's a great place to find a how-to.
We are huge fans of the paintings that have some metallic touches to them.
An Alchemist is defined as "a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process." and we couldn't agree more.
It also looks like most of the alcohol ink painting techniques include using resin so adding that to our list!
The Topaz Twins
By far some of our favorite art that we've found made with alcohol ink is from The Topaz Twins. You can find their creations on instagram.
They have got an amazing selection of art, much of it is abstract but there are animals and other beautiful pieces.
More Alcohol Ink Projects
Now we have a few more projects that are just plain fun.
Alcohol ink can be used on so many different things and here are just a few that are their very own categories for you to check out.
Be sure to share your alcohol ink projects with us, we’re always looking for more inspiration and fun. And be sure to pin this to your favorite board so that you’ll be able to come back and find it later.