Saturday, January 10, 2009

Faux Metal with Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink is such a great medium that allows us to really create some magic in our work. Recently I've used it to paint some plastic buttons to create a faux metal look to it. Isn't that cool? It's really very simple. Just use a brush and and some alcohol ink to paint on the surfaces. If you're not satisfy with it, simply just pour some blending solution on it and start painting again.Mix a few colours of alcohol ink to get a cool effect.

I've also tried to use alcohol ink to paint on metal embellishment to create a distressed look to it or to change it's colour to match my project. Try it. (Tip: Be careful not to get your hands stained with alcohol ink. It might take a while to get it off. Try wearing a plastic or rubber disposable glove).

7 comments:

Tammy said...

WOW!! That button looks too cool! Time to dig out the alcohol inks. I've never been able to make anything look right with it. :( Thanks for another great tip!!

gribouilletaz said...

It's super for changing colours !! Thanks for this idea !

mininessie said...

thanks for the tip Irene..you ever have great ideas :D

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Irene! The button looks great. I'm gonna try it...I have a ton of buttons I 'inherited' from my mom's collection. I recently did the same thing using alcohol inks on poker chips. Very cool!!!
XOXO
Linda

venyart said...

I am definetly going to try this, I have the alcohol inks, it's time try them out!!!

inkyheart said...

I love it when you get all inky, girl! Here's a hint on alcohol inks (Ranger and Copic) -- Purel Hand Sanitizer works really well to clean up your hands. I wish you were going to CHA. But I know I'll see your handiwork all over the show. :)

Lisa West said...

Great idea. I found you by googling alchol inks to see where I would be...you name came up #2 or3. Congrats. Love your blog. Lisa

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