Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tutorial: Alcohol inks & water by Sandi!

Hi everyone, Sandi from Slightly Off Center here with a pretty cool tutorial on a new way to use alcohol inks.  I saw this on You Tube and it is sooo easy and produces such pretty results that I wanted to share it with you.

First of all you need:

A plastic tub of cool tap water, a selection of alcohol inks, a craft mat (or in my case since I don't own one yet, I used wax paper) and some paper......I used some manilla shipping tags.

Add some drops of alcohol ink to the water in a random pattern:

Then I took my tag and slipped the whole thing in the water and pulled it out.  Both sides will receive a beautiful, colorful random pattern of ink.

Let your paper or tag dry on wax paper or a craft mat and use it on a project.  Here is my tag used on a birthday I recently made for my baby sister:

Thanks for following along and I look forward to seeing your creations using this quick and easy technique!


  1. That looks fantastic! Now I want some alcohol inks to try this with.

  2. Awesome tutorial. Thank you, must try it.
    Hugs Nataliya

  3. AWESOME Tutorial, Sandi! I LOVE the looks of the tag, looks all tie-dyed and so COOL!! TFS Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  4. I really like this a lot, might make me buy some alcohol inks and give it a try.

  5. Beautiful and so simple! Definitely something to try.

  6. Gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. I might have to buy some and try this.

  7. Love how your tag turned out. I'll have to try this! Maybe for the background of a card.


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