Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bling and Alcohol Ink!

So I have these bling swirls by Me and My Big Ideas that were clear. I say 'were' because I COLORED THEM PINK!!! I was working on a LO for a contest and one of the requirements was to use bling. I wanted to use these swirls, but they were clear, and I wanted them pink. This is when I got my ingenious idea! I got out my alcohol ink out and started playing. IT WORKED!!! I am now able to color bling in about 10 different colors! LOL!

I placed a drop of alcohol ink on a piece of felt and dabbed it on my bling - VOILA! colored bling. However, I didn't have a light pink ink, and I wanted light pink bling. So I added a couple drops of rubbing alcohol to the felt and dabbed it over the bling. Some more dabbing and rubbing alcohol and I got the lovely light pink bling swirls pictured below.

So have fun! I need more colors of alcohol ink!!! And more bling!!

14 comments:

Marinka said...

Totally cool, thanks for sharing!!

Kelli said...

awesome discovery! And the snippet of layout is great...lol. I hate that about contests, we do our best work and cant wait to share it but we'll get DQ'd if we do. shucks.

Preemie Mom said...

awesome Idea Aleta!! TFS!

Veronica

Suzanne said...

cool girl! Now you're gonna go and make me buy some alcohol inks and bling just to try it! Shameful!

Ruth said...

Beautiful work & a wonderful idea. TFS

Francine said...

Great tip! :)

bobbie said...

Turned out great, Aleta!!!
bobbie

Linda said...

I love alcohol inks because they are so versatile...any hard surface is subject to their magic.

Jenn said...

I haven't tried alcohol inks yet. I love what you did with the bling, so clever!

VexedAngel said...

cool idea!!!

Fink said...

Super idea! It looks wonderful!

Wendy Malichio said...

oh wow what a clever idea!!!! you should submit that as a tip, really cool!! love the pink bling...and your banner is beautiful!!!

Kristy said...

Hi,
I'm in Baumholder, Germany and came across your blog. Another fellow Military Wife. Very nice blog. I'll be back!
~Kristy

{b r a n d i} said...

oooooh, excellent discovery! I love bling and sometimes I want it colored...I never even thought to use alcohol inks!