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Sunday, April 22, 2018

ALCOHOL INKS AND YUPO PAPER SERIES WEEK #3

Alcohol Markers and Ghost Stamping

Each week gets more exciting and this one was no exception! It is amazing how alcohol inks move even after drying! Drawing and coloring on the Yupo paper had such a beautiful effect and it was so easy! 
Images of Alcohol Markers and Ghosting


I highly suggest watching WEEK #1 & WEEK #2 videos to prepare for this week's technique. 
Click here to view WEEK #1: DIY alcohol Inks and Alternative Products

Click here to view WEEK #2: Get Your Inks Moving/Techniques and Tools

Some of your questions will be answered. Learn how to make your own DIY alcohol inks inexpensively. You will be shocked at how simple this process will be! There will be alternative ideas to Yupo paper that has very similar results. 

Creating your Background

This week, the blending tool and felt pad softened the look of the ink on Yupo paper and Dura-Lar. By using alcohol or Ranger's Blending Solution on the blending tool, you are able to move some of the ink to fill in white spaces and remove some of the harsh lines. The felt pad will create bubbles that spread and make a wonderful mottled look on the paper. 

Spraying the alcohol produced fine spots that grew the longer it sat on the paper. Use a heat tool to stop this process!

Ranger Heat It tool will not blow your project around your work surface!

We know by now how to create a background that is unique each time. This will be the backdrop to the image we will create using a blender pen or Ranger's Blending pen that you fill with alcohol, Ranger's Blending Solution or your own DIY blending solution. 

Ranger's Alcohol Ink Blending Pen

Ranger's Alcohol Ink Blending Solution


YOU MUST NEVER EVER EVER SPRAY RANGER'S ALCOHOL BLENDING SOLUTION!!


DIY Recipe for Blending Solution

1-3 drops vegetable glycerin
1.5 to 2 oz. 91% isopropyl alcohol
Vegetable glycerin is an odorless liquid made from plant oils such as palm oil, soy or coconut oil. Although it comes in what seems like a large amount, it can be used as a hypoallergenic skin moisturizer and cleanser. It's used in soap making, some foods or medicinal remedies. This would be great to share with other crafters! It's also a very inexpensive way to reink your Versamark Ink Pad!
100% Pure Organic Vegetable Glycerin

Create an Image

Make sure your background is dried thoroughly before stamping an image for you to color. Use Versafine Black Onyx for a solid outline or a softer dye color such as Hickory smoke Distress Ink for a no-line coloring image. Use your heat tool to dry the ink before coloring!

Versafine Black Onyx Pigment Mini Ink Pad













Hickory Smoke Distress Ink    


Ghosting and Coloring your image

Use any blender pen you may have ie: Spectrum Noir, Tombow, Ohuhu, Copic, Prismacolor. You will not believe the beautiful results you can achieve by slowly removing the ink from the surface of your paper! 

Now that the alcohol ink has been removed, alcohol markers can be used to color in areas to detail or accentuate. These markers would be the same ones you use to color on your craft projects, scrapbooks or card making.


Alcohol markers you use in your craft room


The video shows the results of two different examples. The first is done on Dura-Lar and the second one is done on Yupo paper. They use both DIY Alcohol Inks and Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Jen also does a great job explaining the process as she goes through it step by step.




Watch WEEK #3: Alcohol Markers and Ghost Stamping to learn this exciting way to create your own designs for your card backgrounds, images or sentiments!


Click to go right to WEEK #3: Alcohol Markers and Ghost Stamping

Just a few thoughts...

A great way to store all of your Alcohol Inks is to use this 3 layer Acrylic Nail Polish Caddy. It sits flat but has three risers so you are able to see your selection of inks easily! Really a space saver too!
Acrylic Nail Polish Caddy

Any inexpensive 91% isopropyl alcohol, found at Walmart, Target, Walgreens or any place you prefer to shop, will work on this craft.

Inexpensive felt purchased at any hobby store or section of your preferred store will work. There should be quite a few pieces cut to fit your blending tool out of one piece of felt.
Adirondack Alcohol Ink Blending Tool

Glycerin information obtained from:

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM



How to make your own Blending solution





We all would love to see your creations as you play along with us! An album has been created on the Facebook page to download your artwork. Just click on 'Photos' up in the left-hand corner. Click on 'Albums' and then on the picture of the Alcohol Ink Design. Enter your artwork there!

What's the Koala T Craft's Patreon Group?
 When you make a monthly or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps like the Envelope Challenge and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue with her tutorials! Sign up atPatreon! 



You are cordially invited to join our Facebook Community where you can hang out, always get help and advice from other community members and be inspired by like-minded crafters!


When can I see the NEW videos?

This series continues at 5:00pm CST on Free Play Fridays! Remember to watch Koala T Crafts on Wednesdays for One in Ten by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece!

If you should have any questions for Jen, leave them on the Facebook page or email her at signace@yahoo.com.



Remember great things happen to those that create!  Artistically Yours,



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When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place,


that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs

including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, 

I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like 

the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 

Thank you!
Jen xoxo



Monday, April 16, 2018

ALCOHOL INKS AND YUPO PAPER SERIES WEEK #1: DIY Alcohol Inks and Alternative Products

ALCOHOL INKS AND YUPO PAPER SERIES:

WEEK #1 DIY Alcohol Inks and
Alternative Products

How very exciting, using alcohol inks and Yupo paper to create beautiful printed paper! It is so fun to watch how the inks move across and around the Yupo paper! Each and every time you use a clean piece of paper, a new, unique design is created! It's so very satisfying to make your own patterned paper. Just think of the possibilities!
DIY Alcohol inks with
Alternative Products

Jen has started a series of tutorials showcasing Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper! BEWARE! She tells us that this technique is very addicting! It can also be expensive acquiring all the needed supplies. During Free Play Friday, Jen gave us some tips and tricks to DIY the materials for crafting our own beautiful designs! 

What alcohol do I use?

Use any 91% Isopropyl alcohol you may have or pick up an inexpensive brand from your local market or pharmacy. This will be the main ingredient in your DIY alcohol ink. 

What Markers can be used

Now, you get to pull apart markers! Use pliers to do this, making sure to wipe it between colors. What markers is she recommending?  Jen starts with water-based markers like Sargent and Crayola. 


Beadalon Slim Chain Nose PLIERS 
                                                                               

Crayola Permanent Markers

Sargent Washable Markers

She mixes them with the alcohol in 30ml. Plastic Squeezable Dropper bottles to create her DIY sprays inexpensively.


30ml plastic Squeezable
Dropper Bottles

Jen uses some alcohol-based markers, like Ohuhu, takes them apart and adds alcohol. She tests them against the water-based marker solution and then upon the different surfaces. I wonder what the difference will be in the papers. 


While the mixtures are sitting, she explains the special properties of Yupo paper. Yupo paper allows the alcohol inks to move the way they do on the surface. There is also a couple cheaper versions. One is Dura-Lar Film and it is available on Amazon!


9"x12 " Dura-Lar Film,25 sheets




What heat gun works best?


She also goes through the benefits of using Ranger's Heat It Craft Tool. If you use your regular heat gun, the one you use for heat embossing, it blows your paper around, can blow your ink right off the paper and even melt it if held in one place for too long!  How do you dry puddles of ink? What is so special about this heat gun?


Ranger's Heat it Craft Tool

                                                                                                           
Are you curious about how to pull apart a marker? 
What are the surfaces Jen experiments with?
What does it look like when the ink is applied to the Yupo paper? 
What hat is Jen wearing?


If you'd like the answer to these questions and more, Jen invites you to watch the whole video! Clicking below will take you right there!


#1 DIY Alcohol Inks and Alternative Products Tutorial


Results after mixing DIY alcohol inks 
with alcohol on the back of what type of paper?


This series continues Fridays at 5:00pm CST on Friday Free Play! Remember to watch Koala T Crafts on Wednesdays at 5:00pm CST for One in 10 by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece!

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I am very interested to try this craft and I look forward to the rest of the series! Are you? 

Great things happen to those that create! Artistically Yours,



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AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place,
that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs
including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, 
I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like 
the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 

Thank you!
Jen xoxo





Sunday, April 15, 2018

ALCOHOL INKS AND YUPO PAPER SERIES WEEK #2

Getting Your Inks Moving /Techniques and Tools

Playing with alcohol inks can be very addictive! You can easily make your own alcohol inks and use a Yupo alternative. Dura-Lar has larger sheets, larger quantity and is less expensive than Yupo.
5"x 7" Legion YUPO paper,
5"x 7" Legion Yupo Paper 10 sheets
9"x 12" Dura-Lar
9"x 12" Dura-Lar 25 sheets

What is Yupo paper? 

It is a synthetic paper made of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain resistant and durable. I would not be able to rip it but it can curl if held under a heat gun too long. Dura-Lar is very similar. When purchasing Dura-Lar, make sure you purchase the Matte Film.

Jen's Artwork
Easy and Addicting!

Video #1 in the Series

If you missed the first video of the series, where there is an introduction to this craft and what all the excitement is about, click on the link below! It will take you right there!

WEEK #1: Alcohol Inks andAlternative Products

Recommendations

There are several additional recommendations this week! Try using Ohuhu Alcohol Markers which are like Spectrum Noir or Copics. They are only about $.50 a piece. Even though some of you may have a set of Ranger's Alcohol Inks, it's fun to try making your own! 
Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
Spectrum Noir
Spectrum Noir Markers
Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks

Blending Solution and Alcohol

So you made your inks. You decided to purchase some Dura-Lar paper. Now it's time to learn about how the alcohol and blending solution reacts with the ink. They both lighten the color of the ink and give it the ability to move!  When using the heat gun to dry the inks without the alcohol solution, it was able to move the ink slightly. The spot looked a little like a puffer fish!

You can purchase Puffer 3: CLICK HERE


WARNING - Never put the Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution in a spray bottle.

NEVER EVER!



More Techniques

Use a dropper to add ink on top of other inks on the paper to make them bloom. Sometimes they will swirl and create new colors. It's really amazing how you can make tiny bubble-like designs all along the edge of your paper. 

Pipette Droppers


Try taking away some color by using some inexpensive felt and a blending tool! 

Ink Blending Tool
I can't wait for you to see what Ranger's Spritzing Tool does! Even try using a Q-tip or a toothpick!


What is so amazing is that no two pictures, or creations, will ever be the same! They are unique and you made them! If you have seen the video or watched it LIVE, I suggest you watch it again, just in case you missed something! You can click on Jen's artwork to go to WEEK #2: Getting Your Inks Moving/Techniques and Tools!!

Jen's WEEK #2 Creations!

What is Patreon?

For those that were hanging out on the Koala T Craft's Patreon Facebook Page Saturday afternoon, you were treated to an exclusive video of DIY inks and alternative papers! What's the Koala T Craft's Patreon Group? When you make a monthly or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps like the Envelope Challenge and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue with her tutorials! Sign up atPatreon!   https://www.patreon.com/koalatcrafts


Join Us On Facebook

You are cordially invited to join our Facebook Community where you can hang out and be inspired by like-minded crafters!


Click here to join our
Koala T Craft's Facebook Group!
We all would love to see your creations as you play along with us! An album has been created on the Facebook page to download your artwork. Just click on 'Photos' up in the left-hand corner. Click on 'Albums' and then on the picture of the Alcohol Ink Design. 
Enter your artwork there!

When Can I See the NEW Videos?

This series continues Fridays at 5:00pm CST on Friday Free Play! Remember to watch Koala T Crafts on Wednesdays at 5:00pm CST for One in 10 by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece!

If you should have any questions leave a message on Koala T Craft's Facebook group or send an email to signace@yahoo.com.

Remember, great things happen to those that create! Artistically Yours,


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the Original Koala T Crafts Store

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AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place,

that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs

including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, 

I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like 

the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 

Thank you!
Jen xoxo