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All about alcohol inks!
This page has color charts, combinations, a collection of techniques and projects. Including using alcohol ink with polymer clay, metal leafing,
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Alcohol inks work wonderfully inside empty markers, such as Ranger
Ink or Copic brand markers. Just add drops of ink onto the broad tip
until it bleeds through to the bottom tip. This takes about 150 drops (it's
not much, somewhere about 1/10th of a bottle of Adirondack inks.)
These colors blend beautifully together on paper projects.

Allows you to turn your favorite inks into markers, or mix your own
custom colors. Since you can add ink any time the marker starts to run
dry, these markers can literally last forever. No more waste of
disposable markers, or disappointment when you find a marker has
run dry.

When mixing custom colors use an empty dropper bottle to mix the
colors first before inserting the mix into your marker. Craft stores
usually have empty bottles with dropper tops for essential oils in the
soap making supplies area.

If you are using empty Copic Sketch markers than you can also use
these inks with their airbrushing system for painting.

When you are using dark colored alcohol inks on a domino you will
have a hard time getting a rubber stamped image to show up well. You
can help bring out the details of your stamped art by lightening certain
areas of your image. You can do this by erasing the alcohol ink with a
lighter color of alcohol ink. Alcohol inks or blending solution in marker
form is great for this. Sharpies also work, however the tips on those
markers do not allow for smooth precision.
How to use the applicator, felt and alcohol inks:
Add a few drops of each color you want to use to the felt pad
that is attached to your applicator. I apply single drops of
color a little randomly on various areas of the felt (see

Lightly dab your surface repeatedly until you achieve the
coverage and pattern desired. If you apply it by patting the
surface only a couple times you will get a blended, less
marble looking / blotchy effect as you do if you keep patting
your surface repeatedly. You can make it very interesting by
blowing on it as you work in quick taps for the smallest
marble pattern effects.

Try out combinations of 2 inks, or even just one and the
"alcohol blending solution" (works as clear alcohol ink) for
a variety of marbled monotone effects.

Note: Felt by nature has a lot of loose fibers that often fall
out. I have not found a way to avoid this, but you can rub off
a lot of the little fibers once the ink dries in a few seconds.
countryside shell pink cloudy blue willow alcohol ink color combination tutorial
Use multiple color combinations to
compliment your rubber stamped
artwork. (I used Stampbord as my
surface, and the image is from
The Basics. Here is the standard, most popular application:
Alcohol Ink Color Chart:
Adirondack Alcohol Inks by Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink come in 54 colors, including "lights", "brights", and "earth tones" shown individually here on glossy paper.
They appear more vibrant on non-porous surfaces (such as a domino) and slightly muted on porous surfaces (such as paper.)
Art Nouveau Mucha clothing button sewing rubber stamp art
Alcohol ink custom button sewing modern art supplies
Creating custom colors and filling markers with alcohol inks:
Idea gallery:
Alcohol Inks color chart adirondack lights brights earth tones tim holtz colors
Failed experiments and happy accidents. (I make mistakes so you don't have to!)
Sometimes I try and fail. Sometimes I thought I failed and in the clean up efforts discover something interesting! Here is where I will share these "mistakes" with you!
Using alcohol inks to paint polymer clay or over gold leafing / metal foils.
You can achieve marbled monotone effects by combining any single
color with the colorless blender (clear alcohol ink) like this:
domino alcohol ink pitch black and stream with snowflake stickers christmas gift crafts
Above - Pitch Black &
Stream with
metallic peel
off stickers.
Mixing alcohol ink into TLS, polymer clay (colorizing clay before baking) and miniature food techniques such as faux maple syrup.
deer woods forest nature rubber stamp pendant domino alcohol ink tutorial how to instruction guide
tree domino rubber stamp alcohol inks tutorial
Lettuce + Clear Blender
Learn various ways to decorate domino
game pieces on the
domino tutorial page.
Mushroom Jewelry lemonade peach bellini cool peri alcohol ink color combination pendant jewelry
Altered jewelry! Add color to metal and other non porous surfaces:
I bought a silvertone metal ring a while back and I always wished it was colorful. So I picked out some alcohol ink colors
(raspberry, stream and sunset orange) and placed a drop of each color onto a non-porous surface (I used the outside of a
ziplock bag.) I then picked up the colors and applied them using an empty
aqua brush filled with alcohol or blending solution. I
sealed it with Krylon clear gloss sealer spray.
silver flower ring ready to be colored altered art alcohol inks
adirondack alcohol inks raspberry sunset oraange and stream project tutorial
alcohol inks altered jewelry coloring metal tutorial step by step project page
finished alcohol ink tutorial altered metal jewelry ring
faux raku metal purple blue golden orange effect with alcohol inks tutorial
Krylon sealer uv resistant glossy coat alcohol inks sealant
Simple color combinations of two inks create bold results and polished stone effects like this:
pitch black and red pepper alcohol inks polished stone effect domino
Pitch Black + Red Pepper
polished stone technique lettuce and meadow color combination chart
Lettuce + Meadow
shell pink and clear colorless blending solution alcohol ink tutorial how to guide and idea gallery
Shell Pink + Clear Blender
domino rubber stamping with alcohol ink tutorial gold spray paint
Queen Anne's Lace rubber stamp domino bleach stamping wtih pearl Smooch accent ink
Smooch accent ink by Clearsnap pearl gold rubber stamping
bleach stamping effect fern leaf domino rubber stamp
gold metallic ink fern smooch accent clearsnap leaf on alcohol ink domino
The hunt for an opaque metallic ink:
I've gone through quite a bit of trial and
error looking for a good stamping ink I
could use over my darker alcohol inked
dominoes. I have tried the metallic
StazOn, acrylic paints and Smooch accent
inks. All of which were slightly transparent
and started showing the alcohol ink color
through them.

All in all I do not recommend trying this
method, as Smooch ink is an expensive
and pretty metallic ink to waste on just
washing away, but it does spark my
imagination and I'll be investigating
bleach stamping techniques further.
Bleach Stamping:
I applied my alcohol inks to my domino.
2) I coated a rubber stamp with Smooch accent ink by Clearsnap, and stamped the image onto the domino. (I
started with the gold fern image.)
3) After about 20 minutes I thought it was going to be dry, so I touched the domino and smeared the Smooch
ink. In a panic hoping I could save the domino somehow I rinsed off the gold Smooch ink under running water.
It took the Smooch ink off AND some of the alcohol ink underneath it. I was left with a bleached effect.
4) I repeated this process intentionally using a darker alcohol ink combo (Miner's Lantern) and used a brighter
color of Smooch Ink (Silver) and washed it off after about 15 minutes. This resulted in a clearer contrast.
shell pink and clover alcohol inks color combination chart mixture ideas example art gallery
Shell Pink + Clover
Attempts at using alcohol inks as a paint or mixed with sealers for a tinted glaze:
I started off with creating molded polymer clay pieces,
which I baked and then painted with bright gold
Lumiere acrylic paint.

I then began my glazing experiments by mixing alcohol
inks into sealers to tint it, which was
a failure on all of
the sealers I tried
, including Mod Podge, polyurethane
and other multi purpose sealers. It created chunky bits
of dried alcohol ink color. I pushed the uneven clumps
of color out of the way and used the remaining sealer
as a glaze for the owl face --->
alcohol ink experiments glaze mod podge sealer varnish painting
Eventually I just started applying the alcohol ink directly to my gold acrylic paint. I used an aqua brush filled with
alcohol or clear blending solution, and picked up alcohol ink color onto the brush tip. If you do not have a non-stick
mat or paint palette to put your drops of colored alcohol ink, you can always use a piece of paper covered with tape.
alcohol ink sealer glue varnish glaze gold acrylic paint tutorial projects
alcohol ink blending solution clear thinner
honeycomb poppyfield mermaid alcohol inks domino felt tutorial
Try mix and matching random colors, even ones you didnt
think would go well together. Here is an unusual
combination using honeycomb, poppyfield and mermaid.
Tips: If you're unhappy with how your
color combinations are turning out
("help! they dont look like these
pictures!") try using less ink of one or
more of your colors.

Sometimes a drop less red color for
instance makes a huge difference.

Too dark? Try adding a couple drops of
colorless blender to lighten all of the
how to use alcohol inks colorless blender with mariner set mermaid indigo teakwood ranger ink tim holtz
By adding just one less drop of red, or any dominant color, alcohol ink combinations can look very different when applied to your domino.
The following ideas I haven't tried yet, but alcohol inks can be used for, include:
The Enchanted Gallery carries all 3-packs of inks as packaged by the manufacturer.

Available for purchase on the Ink, Color, Stencil and Embellish store page here.

The color combination charts below show how each set works together. For example, the "Countryside" set
includes Shell Pink, Willow, Cloudy Blue. When used together they look like this:
Countryside: Shell Pink, Willow, Cloudy Blue set $9.99 alcohol inks
Alcoho Ink Combination Chart Countryside Shell Pink Willow Cloudy Blue
Using alcohol inks to color plain beads for jewelry making:
Any non-porous surface can produce the beautiful marbled effect with
alcohol inks. Plastic, resin, acrylic, metal or glass beads are perfect
for coloring.

White acrylic beads, metal tags, blank guitar picks and game tiles
to decorate can be found on the
beads page here.
Using canned air, an air pump or a coffee stir straw can create unique
effects when used with wet drops of alcohol ink.

Here I have added a drop or two of alcohol ink directly from the bottle
onto my white acrylic bead. I immediately used an air blower to push
the ink in my desired direction. The force in which the air blows effects
how many little branches of color shoot out, the quicker and harder the
blast the more tiny branches appear.

This looked so pretty at first and I was very
pleased with the effect of alcohol ink over the
metallic acrylic paint. BUT IT FADES OVER
TIME! The alcohol ink colors were absorbed
into the slightly porous surface of the paint.
This happened very quickly, within days, and
completely faded the colors you see here on
the roses and leaves.


This technique could still work IF you
completely sealed the paint surface before
applying alcohol inks. The clear acrylic spray
by Krylon should provide a non-porous
surface for the alcohol inks. I'll have to repeat
the test in the future to be sure if that is a
complete fix.
Adirondack alcohol inks by ranger on white acrylic beads
Splatter effect using straws air pumps or canned dusters on alcohol ink watercolor or paints
Abstract art effect alcohol inks on white acrylic bead blown air technique
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Alcohol ink sealers for Stazon or acrylic paintings Kamar Varnish Krylon or Golden Polymer Varnish
Some Walmart stores have Kamar Varnish in the art supply section, otherwise these sealers can be found on amazon or dick blick art stores.
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Alcohol inks, glitter glue and versamark can be found on the coloring supplies page. Perfect Pearls mica powders on the clay supplies page. Beads and acrylic
shapes on the blank
beads to decorate page here.
Stainless steel pendants and charms are located at the bottom of the beads to decorate page.
Stainless steel charms beads earrings DIY alcohol ink adirondack ranger handmade jewelry project
Domino game tile with alcohol inks pitch black and stream winter silver snowflake stickers magnet
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