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Alcohol Ink Coloring Techniques

Alcohol Inks Card
       Dear friends Thank you so much for appreciating  the Alcohol Inks Introduction and Alcohol Inks Card techniques posts. Here is yet another simple Alcohol Ink Technique.
       This month I am participating in the Hop to Stop Domestic Violence awareness Challenge featuring purple creations. Though my die cut  leaves look almost black in the photo above , the side view photo below shows the purple - red hues.
Alcohol Inks Card
          Any Alcohol Ink project looks different when viewed at from different angles and I felt this was perfect for the Domestic Violence awareness theme . So many ladies silently suffer ill treatment and torture and those in contact with them often wont suspect the misery these women undergo everyday.
         Some months back I got a new receptionist for my clinic .She appeared lazy and disinterested in her work, she wouldn't hear the phone ring and would walk slowly and lazily even though she was healthy and young. She left after a forth-night and afterwards we came to know why she had been so distracted ....the poor lady had an alcoholic husband who would regularly beat her up. Appearances can be so deceptive.....
       
Alcohol Inks Card
        Well on a lighter crafty note...I didnt have purple inks to make my embellishments so used red Alcohol Ink on blue metallic card stock to make a purple Alcohol Inked background card. I used the classic color mixing formula of red + blue = Purple ; only I didn't actually mix paints but  just applied red ink on blue paper! 
        Since Alcohol Inks are such concentrated inks you dont have to empty the whole bottle... you just need to use 2- 3 drops Alcohol Ink + 2-3 drops Alcohol Ink Blending solution on a piece of felt to make an A4 size Alcohol Inked background !
Alcohol Inks color technique
         Die cut the customized card stock using a provocraft leaf die.Since I wanted the leaves to match the crisp white embossed panels I was going to mount them on drew veins with an embossing pen and heat embossed with sparkling snow embossing powder.
Alcohol Inks Card
I added some recycled purple netting  , lace and pearls to the lower border of the card.

Here are more uses of Alcohol Inks to Color Objects
Since Alcohol Inks can be used on multiple surface you can use them for :-
1. Coloring metallic jewelry/ charms or embellishments
Alcohol Inks Crafting
I had a silver colored heart pendant...I wanted to make it red!
Alcohol Inks crafting
You can apply Alcohol Inks directly from the bottle on to the object to be colored....just make sure you have the object on a plastic sheet as these inks stain permanently and you wouldnt want your craft table or dining table spoiled!
Alcohol Inks crafting
Alternately you can use gloved hands and smear the object with ink on the plastic sheet
2. Coloring Pearls and Crystals
Alcohol Inks Crafts
Even after coloring the heart I had quite a bit of Alcohol Ink left on the plastic sheet so I changed the color of some pearl heart embellishments I had by rolling them in the ink puddle
Alcohol Inks crafts
The red pearl hearts  look gorgeous dont they!
Though the card is very simple and I hope you liked the Alcohol Inks tips I shared
Supplies :  Provocraft Leaf Die, Sizzix - Hero Arts Stamp die cut set, WRMK Next level Embossing folder- woven
Linking to BGC 72

51 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the leaves!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  2. Beautiful card Sonia ji...your use of alcohol inks to tell a story (Appearances can be deceptive) was just brilliant...

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  3. Love your thought on the changing way of wieved... and your alchol inked leaves are wonderful, Dr.Sonia! Beautiful card, so elegant and sweet!

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  4. Your leaves are beautiful and really do change colour whatever light source falls on them. The embossed panels look just right behind them. Your tips are great ideas too. Thankyou for being the first with my # 40 . Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your tutorial as well on alcohol inks! Your leaves are gorgeous as well!!!

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  6. Marvelous attempt using alcohol ink Sonia! Love how the red ink react on blue, gorgeous textures on leaves and you always come up with brilliant ideas! Love it!

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  7. lovely tute on alcohol coloring.. wow just 2 drops covers the whole sheet and the pearls and heart look amazing.. :)

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    1. Yes Radhika the red ink is very very concentrated. I later got a lighter pink shade but that wouldnt give a vibrant look !

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    2. Thank you for sharing your story! It is so easy for people to turn a blind eye to someone and have no idea what they are going through. I never called out, I was beaten and choked many times but still managed to go to work everyday at the hospital and i just dealt with the pain, people still needed to be taken care of and the children had to still eat... I understand her feelings and secret life.
      thank you for sharing your tutorial it was great and I love your card, its very beautiful

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  8. Your story was so touching and true. We never know what people are going through because DV is so often a silent problem. Women are ashamed and scared. Thank you for raising this point.
    Those leaves! How fleepin' beautiful!!!! I have resisted the lure of alcoholic inks, but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't go splurge. How clever to mix the red and the blue to make purple! Also - is that basket weave an embossing folder? If so, would you mind sharing the brand because I think I *need* it.

    Thank you SO much for sharing your talents and raising your voice at the Hop to Stop.

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    1. Becca yes you said it ...women are ashamed as they and even others feel its the victims fault! The embossing folder is called We R Memory Makers Next level embossing folder...this one is called woven...it has 2 designs but this one is my favorite...its all the rage nowadays

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  9. The leaves look really amazing with your alcohol inks!! Love the purple especially! ;)

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  10. I went back in some of your posts because I was interested in learning more about the different mixed medias and your alcohol inks. Your cards are very striking.

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  11. This is beautiful! I love to see more of your alcohol ink creations - I need to play with mine again!

    I appreciate your support of domestic violence awareness.

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  12. How very pretty, love the colour, the leaves are fabulous and the pretty lace just finishes it all off wonderfully
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  13. Beautiful card Sonia!! The leaves are gorgeous!! The red colored pendant is very beautiful!! The red pearl is also gorgeous!! I think I'll have to buy some alcohol inks now :) Regarding your receptionist, that's so sad to hear. Hope she finds some way out.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  14. Wonderful creation for a worthy cause. And what a genius trick to get that purple colour on the leaves! I wouldn't have guessed that had you not mentioned how you did it. Very informative post about Alcohol inks on crafters corner blog as well...Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such a pretty card. I'm enjoying all these techniques you've been showing us. Now I just need to find some time to try them all out

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  16. Beautiful card and love the inking :-)

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  17. cool, must try the alcohol ink.

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  18. The leaves are beautiful...love how they look different from different angles. And thank you for the lesson....I'll have to bookmark your blog and come back.....beautiful card!

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  19. LOVE your card....so soft and pretty!

    P/s: I use Sharpies to colour my smaller embellishments. They are alcohol-ink based markers.

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  20. I really appreciate the way you make an effort to give the details of the new techniques you use. They are so helpful.

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  21. Sonia, loved the card and thanks for the Alcohol Inks tips and techniques !!

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  22. Beautiful Card Sonia...Love the Shaded leaves and red pearls...

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  23. Gorgeous card! The leaves look wonderful. Thanks for the tips on using alcohol inks. Debra x

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  24. Love your card with the mulberry leaves.

    Thanks for sharing the alcohol ink technique.

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  25. Your card is beautiful. I love the basket weave embossing and, of course, your gorgeous leaves. Very clever re-coloring of those hearts too. I didn't know alcohol inks were so versatile.

    What a lesson in grace about that poor lady. We really do have to be careful to not judge people; we never know what is the underlying source of their behaviour.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Yes Teresa...I used to get so irritated with her.I saw her on the road the other day and she looked more cheerful so hopefully things are better for her

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  26. Oh! my goodness this is so gorgeous, you have changed the hearts into something else, love the red. Wonderful leaves and card.

    The alcohol related violence is something that shouldn't be put up with, but that poor woman is losing her soul to alcohol and the related violence. I know of someone who has been in that position and in the end left him, I suppose in India it would be harder to do that? I pray she has some help soon.

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    1. Oh yes it is very hard for a lady of lower socioeconomic status to leave her husband without family support in our country.And for that matter even educated ones though things are much better than they were some decades ago

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  27. Hope your former receptionist received the help she needed; scary situation for her... Your card is amazing. Love those leaves! And that bit of lace is the perfect finishing touch. Sweet card. Bev

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  28. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    LOVE your PRETTY purples, FABULOUS textures and DELICATE details, a BEAUTIFUL design!!!

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  29. This is just fantastic love what you did with the alcohol inks thanks for showing the tut too hugs Nikki

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  30. Another gorgeous card. I love the leaves against the embossed background. Do you think the inks would stick to glass beads?
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Challenge
    katieO
    DL.ART-DTmember

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    1. No reason why they shouldnt Katieo but I have yet to try it on glass!

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  31. So beautiful Sonia, Looks amazing!

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  32. Sonia, I want to thank you for your kind comments on my blog TheGrandStampede.. You asked me to visit and so glad you did! Your work is so beautiful and detailed.. I can see the amount of thought and care you take in making your cards... As I say that this leaf card is very clean and beautiful.. The effect from the alcohol inks really makes it so original. I am now your newest fan!! Thank you again and we will see you soon!!

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  33. Beautiful card Sonia..Loz

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  34. Yeah, I found your site!! What a fantastic card! I love the shimmery metalic leaves. 'The different angles do help them shine! I was an occupational health nurse and it is true, if the family life is not good, employees work changes. They cannot concentrate on their job and thier mind is focused on their situation. It is unfortunate your receptionist left..I hope her situation changed. It is hard though, usually here is a sense of worthlessness.


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  35. WOW, love it, you make the prettiest projects, I enjoy looking to see each design and thank you for sharing all the tutorials.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
    DL.ART DT Member


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  36. This is so pretty Sonia, I am loving the colors, I have a ton of the inks I will have to give it a try!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  37. wow.... LoVE this card and the alcohol ink techniques... i dont own any yet...:)

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  38. Beautiful card! It reminds me of a dresser in a lady's room! Very unique! Very pretty! I must thank you, Dr. Sonia, for giving me the BEST idea I've seen in ages--wearing surgical gloves when you dabble with the alcohol inks! They can be such a mess sometimes! Thanks for sharing your great story too.
    Take care!
    Michele

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  39. Hello Sonia, An amazing card and those leaves are fabulous. I really hope your receptionist found a way to escape and build herself a better life that she deserves.

    Jade xx

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  40. Dr Sonia
    I am your new follower now
    I dont know why I never follow you hmm (stupid me hehe LOL)
    I read the grand stampede my friend Shawna and she is being your follower too I am near her foto (Iguana in purple is she :) )
    You are really clever to make your PURPLE paper Dr Sonia
    you know what my fav color is purple and I am always crazy if looking challenge using Purple
    also this time I made shoe card
    if you did not see it just visit my blog and it is the post number 5, I also join on BECCA linky party it is the Shoe card in purple one..
    I love your tutorial Dr Sonia and will visit you more often
    big hugs from me in Germany and hope you like to visit me again :)
    Monika

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  41. This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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  42. This is such a beautiful card, I love the basket weave embossing folder you used, and the leaves are gorgeous.
    Jean x

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  43. Stunning card, Dr Sonia. Sometimes you don't need many elements to create perfect card.
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  44. Very interesting to realize the alcohol works so well over metallic cardstock. The embossed leaf vines looks splendid. If you have soda cans, that salvaged metal (careful, as edges can be sharp and need a brush with sanding block) works well with the inks, diecutting and embossing. Good to know the pearls can be colored this way too. I use copics to change the colors, but never thought of the alcohol ink! Thanks!

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