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Things to make with Alcohol Ink

by Amy Bowerman

Hey there!  Do you like creating with Alcohol ink?  I know I do!  It’s easy to use and works on most non-porous surfaces.  Did I mention the colors?  Oh what glorious, vibrant, and magnificent colors!   Adirondack Alcohol Inks are available in 48 colors and 4 Mixatives sure to take your creativity to new heights!  If you haven’t tried them yet you MUST!

I have  scoured the internet for weeks in search of amazing alcohol ink projects to inspire you.  Get ready for an ocular experience sure to have your creative mojo firing on all cylinders!

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One of my favorite Alcohol Ink creations and quite possibly the coolest thing ever made with Alcohol ink is this Fabulous Alternative Glass Slipper  by Sarah Engels Greer.  If Sarah hasn’t been approached by Jimmy Choo yet he will be calling soon.  I would totally rock a pair of these beauties.  Stop by Sarah’s blog La-de-da to see what else the belle of the Steam Punk Ball has created.  Her projects are nothing short of amazing.

Alternative Glass Slipper

Alternative Glass Slipper

Calling all Twi-hards!  My friend Sharul @ Such Pretty Canvas  has created a beautiful tribute to star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward with this ‘Forever Love’ Tin Mini Album.  Sharul creates fantastic art journal pages and is an avid up-cycler.  She will wow you with her altered artistry.

'Forever Love' Tin Mini Album

‘Forever Love’ Tin Mini Album

I’m not going to lie.  I squealed (out loud) with delight when I saw this Altered Paint Brush created by Marjie Kemper.  I want a whole wall of altered paint brushes to adorn my “Someday” studio.  Marjie has been such an inspiration to me.  I hold her partly responsible for getting me to “Drink the Kool-aid” aka Art Journaling.  She also introduced me to the wonderful world of Dylusions Spray inks…and I have been “dylusional” over them ever since!  Stop by Marjie’s Blog where creative “Kool-aid” is served by the gallon.  A trip to Marjie’s world is sure to quench your thirst for inspiration.

Altered Paint Brush

Altered Paint Brush

Next we have the lovely Linda Ledbetter from Studio L3.  Oh my, if I get started talking about Linda I may never stop.  It was because of her that I even discovered Alcohol inks in the first place but Linda Ledbetter has meant so much more than that to me.  Linda has given me an artistic education through the weekly challenges on her blog that have inspired me to make and create things I never dreamed possible.  Although we have never met, Linda has been such an inspiring, encouraging, teacher to me.  Be sure to stop by Studio L3, I guarantee you will leave inspired beyond words.

Faux Leather Journal

Faux Leather Journal

 

Next, my friend Johnnie from Saved By Love Creations has a lovely fall wreath made from upcycled aluminum cans.  I thought I was a upcycler extraordinaire until I met Johnnie.  She truly knows how to create “something” from nothing.  Johnnie will have you saying “how’d she do that?”…but fear not friends she offers detailed tutorials on her blog that will answer those burning questions.  The only question you will have after leaving Saved by Love Creations is “When is junk pick up again?”  Get your pick up truck ready, and if you don’t have one call in a favor from a friend that does because Johnnie has found a use for everything under the sun!

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial

 

Finally, I want to share one of my favorite projects I have made with Alcohol Ink.  This project was a turning point for me in my artistic journey.  I have it in my living room as a reminder to “Enjoy the journey” and “Stay Curious” (Thanks Tim!)….

Upcycled Glass Table

Upcycled Glass Table

Thanks to all for your words of encouragement and wisdom.  You have all kept me  inspired even when inspiration eluded.  I hope you enjoy these amazing Alcohol ink projects as much as I have!

If you have an alcohol ink project that I missed or happen to be creating one please send me a link on my Facebook page and I will add you to the list.  I also have an “All About Alcohol Ink” Pinterest board where I will be adding projects as well so send them my way via comment, email or Facebook.

 

Things to Make with Alcohol Ink

 

Recycled Glass Jar Flower Arrangements
Eggshell Mosaic Domino Pendants
Mokume Gane Foil Tutorial
Tim Holtz Easter Egg
Patchwork Riveted Bird
Spray Paint Can Ornaments
Art Made from Alcohol Ink Scraps
Tim Holtz Pumpkin
Alcohol Ink Flower Leaves
Alice in Wonderland Character keychain
Have an inky day!
Amy*

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6 Shelly Hickox October 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Great collection of ideas! Thanks so much for including a few of my projects – I hope they inspire someone! :)
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7 Amy Bowerman October 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Shelly even someone who had never touched an ink pad to paper would be hard pressed NOT being inspired by your art. Your attention to detail is unmatched and your blog was my first stop when I began my search for Alcohol ink Goodness! You are an inspiration through and through :)

Amy*

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8 Gini October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Wowser Amy, what an amazing round up there is something for everyone, you are so kind to put this together :-)
Gini
xx

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9 Amy Bowerman October 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Gini I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It was a lot of work but it was so inspiring to put it all together. Thanks for your continue support and encouragement!

Amy*

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10 Shahrul Niza October 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

OMG these are brilliant inspirations!. I’m going to skip sleeping tonight and surfing away :). TFS!!. And yes, HUGS for sharing my work too!.
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11 Amy Bowerman October 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

“No Sleep till…Inking!” I have replaced “Brooklyn” with inking in an attempt to channel my inner Beastie Boy…I was a rapper in a past life :)

Amy*

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12 Michelle October 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Amy,
What a fabulous round up of alcohol ink projects. It is cool to see such a collaboration of projects all in one place including one of my own projects, the art bird. I greatly appreciate the compliment as well as the included link to my blog. Thank you Amy!
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13 Amy Bowerman October 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Michelle your bird was amazing! I was absolutely giddy when I saw it on pinterest the other day. Your art is so inspiring and I can’t thank you enough for your kind words :)

Amy*
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14 Johnnie October 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

You did a fantastic job on this post, Amy! Best ever alcohol ink project roundup. I want to go play now. A+++
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15 Laura / Pet Scribbles October 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

I totally agree with Johnnie: best ever alcohol ink roundup ever! I am definitely inspired by this collection of projects, and I loved learning about who inspires you! Thanks for putting so much into such a great post for all of us readers!
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