Step 3. Alcohol Ink Tutorial
Hold the Blending Tool with the felt upward, and slowly touch the tip of the Alcohol Ink Bottle to the felt.
Gently squeeze a drop into the felt.
Actually touching the felt
pad with the tip of the bottle will keep the ink from splashing which is critical since this ink will color anything it touches.
This is all I use when I am using three colors of Ink.
Just a few drops.
Step 4. Alcohol Ink Tutorial
|After adding my 3 colors of coordinating Alcohol Inks to the felt pad, I then tap the felt pad onto the object I want to color. In this case it is a piece of Glossy Cardstock. These drops of Ink have begun to blend together on the right side, the drops on the left side are a few seconds newer. |
Keep tapping and turning theTool to keep the design from forming a pattern.
|Here the 3 ink colors have blended into one another and the edges are not so defined. |
The more I go over the piece of cardstock with the Alcohol Ink Blending Tool, the less defined the colors will be. I can also rub the piece, causing the colors to blend more.
|Here is the Felt Pad with the Alcohol Blending Solution added to the center. |
Hopefully, you can see where the ink colors have faded out in the shape of a question mark.
The Blending solution will do the same thing on your project.
Here the Alcohol Ink Blending Tool has been tapped once in the center of the Cardstock.
Note the white or light spot right in the center. The more you apply, the more the colors will blend and lighten up.
You can also apply the Blending Solution directly to your project, but if it's Cardstock, be careful as it may warp.
Step 6. Alcohol Ink Tutorial
Here I have added some of the Gold Metallic Mixative.
Ranger makes the Metalllic Mixatives in Gold, Silver, Copper and Pearl. Also just recently released is the new Snow Cap, a white dye ink.
One of the things I love about using the Alcohol Inks on Glossy Card Stock is the fact that the inks are transparent. They dry very quickly and you can still see the glossy part of the card stock and it actually looks like the color is under glass.
The Mixatives, however, are not so transparent and do cover a little like paints, but they both blend well together. I find I usually use 3 colors and one Metallix Mixative for each project.
|The first two images use a Purple Alcohol Ink, you can see how the blending of each is different. |
The Third image has the addition of the Silver Metallic Mixative.