Alcohol & Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills

Paper Daisies

I am in the process of creating a journal for my sister.  Her favorite color is pink, but I’m taking a few liberties in creating this for her.

Alcohol ink seems to be the rage right now, but none is available through Stampin’ Up!  So….I’ve done an experiment

I have no idea what the chemical properties of alcohol inks are.  What makes them so special that we all have been to the craft/hobby store and purchased some at one time or another.

This tutorial is about using standard drug store variety rubbing alcohol and your choice of ink refill that is meant to “juice” up your stamp pads, and Q-Tips or any cotton swabs.

The products I have used are all Stampin’ Up!:

Paper Daisies Accents #119243, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Rich Regals Brads #119737

Ink Refills are:

Tempting Turquoise #101041, Baja Breeze #111844, Pink Pirouette #111843, Pretty In Pink #102295, and So Saffron #105225.

A NOTE OF CAUTION:  The larger flowers in the Paper Daisies are extremely delicate when wet.  The petals tear off from the center.  They are so delicate that you might just consider using a Smooch Spritz on them and carefully drying them with the heat gun.  Don’t try to crumple or twist them.

I’ve created a video tutorial on how I used the alcohol and ink refills on the turquoise flowers. You can watch the YouTube video by clicking here.

Give this technique a try.  Unless you wear latex gloves during this technique, you will have some strange colored fingers.  Well…it will wash off eventually.  Your manicure will only be unsightly for a few days 🙂

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