Tutorial Tuesday with Jeaunes!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello fellow scrappers.  

It is my turn to host the Tutorial Tuesday, and how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I am going to share with you how to us Alcohol Inks!!!!!!!!!!!

So what are Alcohol Inks?  They are a Tim Holtz product by Adirondack and they come in all colours imaginable.  These inks are permanent, fast drying, transparant, acid free, dye inks and can be used on ANY shiny surface from glossy paper, acetate, glass, foil, shrink plastic and any metallic embellishments!!!!!!!!!!!  Colours can be mixed or lighted with alcohol blending solution.  They are wonderful for changing the colour of things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be showing you today how to use alcohol inks on a glazed piece of chipboard.  

You will require the following:
  • Alcohol inks;
  • Mixatives;
  • Alcohol blending solution; and
  • Blending tool

I decided to espresso and latte alcohol inks, with the pearl mixative for my chipboard piece.  


I started with the espresso colour and added a few drops to my blending tool, I then added the latte and finally a few drops of the pearl mixative.  Once I added all the colours to the blending tool, I added the blending solution so that the colours can blend together.  

Once all the colours have been mixed and blended on your blending tool, you can "swipe" or bad it over the piece of chipboard.  

By going over the chipboard a few times, you will in be able to get the colour that you require.  If you would like to make the colour lighter, all you need to do is add some more blending solution.

Here is what the final layout looks like and a close-up of the piece of chipboard once competed.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and will be able to use some alcohol inks or your future layouts, cards and projects!

Happy Scrappin'


4 Responses to “Tutorial Tuesday with Jeaunes!”

Patti J said...

Never thought of using my alcohol inks for this. Thanks for the inspiration! Now...just need to get some chipboard!

Barb Craft said...

Thanks for sharing the tips on how you make your chipboard look so beautiful! I think I need to lock myself in my studio and get messy!!

barb :)

scrapwithada said...

That is very nice Jeaunus!! Thanks for sharing. I am definitely going to try this out!!!

BrendaB said...

Great tip - your chipboard flourish looks fabulous!