Thursday, June 30, 2011

E-Team Blog Hop: It's Better with Color Part 3 - Alcohol Inks

It's time for Part 3 of "It's Better with Color" series. I challenged the E-Team to dust off their Ranger Alcohol Inks and get re-acquainted with some techniques. There are so many uses for Alcohol Inks so you'll get to see a variety of uses from the E-Team. 


Do you remember those alcohol inks in your stash? If you are new to this medium, just know that the Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks comes in many colors, is fast drying, and adheres to slick surfaces like metal, plastic, acetate, dominoes and glossy paper. There is a Blending Solution that is sold separately that helps to lighten colors and also assist in cleaning up alcohol inks.


Here a several visuals to help with a simple use of alcohol inks:




You can also use an Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen to ink up individual staples and other metal embellishments. 




There are so many techniques and projects that you apply alcohol ink to. Here are some eclectic Paperie video tutorials that you can view for inspiration.



It will be a cozy E-Team blog hop this holiday weekend so make sure you visit these talented ladies to see what they created with alcohol ink.



Visit the 4 blogs in this E-Team hop for a chance to win a $20 eclectic Paperie gift voucher. One comment per person per blog, please.  You have until today, Thursday, June 30th to Monday, July 4th to visit each blog participant.  A winner will be chosen from the 4 blog hop participants. Winners will be posted on the eclectic Paperie Blog on Tuesday, July 5th so make sure you check back to claim your prize.


There is also one additional prize to be won here on the eclectic Paperie blog. Leave a comment  about your favorite alcohol ink tip or technique; or even a link to your favorite alcohol ink creation. eP Blog winner will receive a box of alcohol ink goodies and some surprises, too.

All
 winners will be posted eclectic Paperie blog on Tuesday, July 5th.



If you want to try out some new inks or get more for your art arsenal, eclectic Paperie is offering 20% off all Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks this holiday weekend.


It's Better with Color!


-Daisy
"feed your creativity" at www.eclecticpaperie.com 







49 comments:

Bette said...

My, I didn't realize you could do so much with alcohol inks! Better get mine out of hiding! Thanks for the hop!

Laura in CT said...

I haven't tried this, but I love the idea of coloring Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples with alcohol inks.

artfuljourneys said...

Wow, Just new to alcohol inks. I do like to change the color of white vintage buttons. Love the plastic bag tip. Thanks

Joan V said...

Love this idea of coloring objects with the alcohol inks. I haven't tried any alcohol ink, other than my Copic markers. I have seen the Adirondack Ink, but never bought any. Thanks for having this blog hop. I learn so much and it puts me a little more up to date with the trends.

JoanneO said...

I love the idea of dying the buttons! I guess Alcohol Inks aren't just for backgrounds. I will have to get mine out and start playing. Thanks for this inspiration. My hint is to get them out of the drawer and put them where you can see the, you'll use them more often.

bethann said...

thank you for your generosity. love your blog hops, always learn something and see great art. i've used ETOH inks frequently and love them

madoke said...

I never thought of using staples and paper clips. thank you so much for sharing.

CheckerBeads said...

Thanks for the great tips! Now I am tinking I need some alcohol inks!

Anne

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE that technique Daisy, thanks for sharing... my fave tech with AI's is to ink glass/fragment, stamp with Archival and then dab the image off so it creates a resist.. tis fun!! Thanks for the chance to be in with winning candy... yummo!! x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I always learn a LOT from your E-Team hops. This hop was wonderful. Linda's fillable pen was a new one for me and the Zip bag. Quick and easy!! Loved all the designs by all the E-Team. I visited the Video's and loved the great music and adorable projects. Thanks for the fun.

Carol said...

WOW didn't know you could do so much with the alcohol inks. Love the look, will have to try it one day. TFS

dbjhudson said...

This, my first, has been a great blog hop. Have found blogs I will return to and gotten more ideas and inspirations for using the alcohol inks. Thank you all.

aggiesgirl said...

Its so much fun to see how everyone has there own use of products...I will be useing this method of coloring.

Lau W said...

Superb ideas, love your creations !

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

The project, as always, are fabulous. I love alcohol inks.

Pam said...

I had no idea you could color staples. I'll have to try this out. Thanks!

Linda H said...

Great idea. I never thought to add the ink to a baggie along with clear buttons, etc. I am anxious to try that out. I made a card recently using the inks on one side of a transparency and embossed it on the reverse. Here's a link to that post. http://craftoncue.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/two-cards-and-a-gift-box-to-share/
Thanks!

SusanK said...

What a great challenge for your DT! I love alcohol inks and use them often.

Aisling said...

Wonderful bloghop! Very inspiring creations and useful tips!

SusanK said...

With any luck Blogger will allow me to comment on all the DT's blogs by Monday...so far, not so good. Sigh. I think my fave tech is to use Ranger's alcohol inks to change the color of embellishments.

Carrie said...

I like to use my alcohol inks to create background scenes that look like the ocean. Then, stamp on top with one of my favorite shell stamps. Always a classic.

Swedie said...

I am just amazed at what you can do with alcohol inks!! I like to use alcohol inks to dye white ribbon to match whatever project I am working on - it's much easier than trying to find ribbon to match.

Noreen

Kathy Eddy said...

Love alcohol inks so this one is perfect! My favorite is Polished Stone, although I really love the canned air technique too. Very fun. Off to see the other projects!

Kim said...

Wow! The team outdid themselves! And I love your baggie tip..sort of a slap the side of the head moment! I do that when marinating, dredging or seasoning food all the time! LOL! And Mickey totally woke up the realization of taking the time to play and experiment. Look at all the cool ideas she came up with! Fantastic-I so love your hops

Bast said...

I love coloring the tissue tape with alcohol inks. It gives the projects such a vibrant color that really makes things pop.

Thanx for the chance to win. This was a really great idea for your dt. I love seeing all the things I can do with alcohol inks.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Denise said...

Lots of cool ideas! I would not have thought of many of those ways to use the alcohol inks on my own! Some very creative ladies on the DT.
I love the look on the metal tape from the hardware store. I have some of that stuff in the garage! And I don't think hubby ever uses it, so....
DeniseB

Kathi said...

So fun. I forget that you just need to dump some goodies into a baggie, add ink, and voila!

Dee in N.H. said...

Holy moly! I need to run to my room and drag out those inks! What an amazing hop! So many great ideas!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I got so excited with the alcohol ink thingie that I AI's my tools! Please check it out, my DH says I've really lost it and you don't want to hear what my son said....
http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2011/06/friendships-can-be-funny.html

Dragon said...

What versatole little chappies they are, arn't they... I love using them. Thanks for the hop!!
Frankie
xx

B-Jo said...

Okay, so I watched a video of Tim making really neat ornaments with alcohol ink, clear ornaments and canned air... I tried it and I was in LOVE!!! So much fun. I like the way you colored the items, going to have to try that!

rush said...

i especially seeing alcohol inks used on glass. it allows the light to shine through. thank you for the blog hop. time to get out the neglected alcohol inks!

Shirley N said...

Amazing creations and all so inspiring! One more thing to add to my wish list!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Daisy...EP has the very best blog hops! I always learn so much. I was inspired by Micki Harper's blog, and am going to pull out my microscope slides and play a little this weekend. And, I agree with Micki....you need to put together an "I want it all" bundle for alcohol inks...because I want it all! LOL

Karenliz said...

WOW I never thought of using a plastic bag! Thanks for sharing that tip!

Priscilla said...

The project is great. Love the videos set to music, fabulous!
Thanks for the motivation.

Karen said...

Love all the ideas for using the Alcohol inks. I am inspired to get them out and get busy!

jouer avec le papier said...

I am so excited to get messy and make coordinating embellishments! Thanks!

Plume said...

I love alcohol inks on metal. The colors are so intense!THank you for the posssibility to win prizes and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sue D said...

Great blog hop with lots of ideas. I use alcohol inks to decorate dominoes that I turn into key chains for a children's craft show.

Sandra said...

Micki dis a wonderful job showing how the inks worked on different paper surfaces - it is the media I use most, so this was very helpful to me. Thanks for all the tips .... I may have to step outside of my box to test some of them out!
Sandra ltb

Linda S. said...

Hi Daisy, Thank you for all the tips and tricks for using the Ranger Alcohol Inks. They really are fun to use, and make gorgeous projects in no time flat.
Linda S. in NE

Kimberly said...

Just when you think you have seen or done it all! The plastic bag tip is fantastic! My Mojo has recently taken a vacation and this (my first) Blog Hop has brought her back home!!

Thank you!

billiejo said...

I love my alcohol inks and I love using them with acrylics or acetate. Here are a couple of cards from last fall.
http://billiejo-techniquetuesday.blogspot.com/2010/09/09-07-2010-its-been-too-long-since-we.html#comments

Lolalovesdannah said...

First i want to say AWESOME pick for your blog hop...I'm fairly new to the AI's and am ALWAYS looking for new and inspiring ideas/techs to use them.....I've definitely been inspired and am itching to try out ALL the awesome things i've seen. A BIG THANKS to all you ladies for taking time to share, your all SO talented and full of creative inspiration! Thanks again for sharing and I hope you have a safe and Blessed holiday weekend!(i thought i posted this once but it's not showing up? so if i've commented twice please don't disqualify me it was on accident thanks!)

Janet L. said...

Great hop! I love the tips about using the inks on ceramic tiles and candles. I'd never thought of using them on a candle and it is just beautiful!

MORMOR said...

This was a truly awesome blog hop. There were so many ideas that I have not tried and others that were great reminders. I loved Starla's candle. That was just too cool and unique. Thank you for the chance to win some alcohol inks and also for a great hop.

Georgee said...

My favorite tip with alcohol inks is to use them to change my pearls or gems to the color I need for a project. Also you can use them on metal charms, tags, etc. to color them the needed colour! Thanks. Love my alcohol inks. Just wish I had a bigger variety - LOL- you know like one of each!!!

scrapfancy said...

I just love this idea to use the ink to color items. Thanks.