Having already created one altered jar this week attention turned to the task of transforming this former garlic paste jar (so glad at this point you can't smell through the Internet yet!!)
Rather than apply alcohol inks immediately to the surface I began by prepping it with layers of Glue N Seal and clear Rock Candy Crackle Glaze. A second layer of glue over the glaze stops it from flaking. Then the inks were blended up the jar (Copper Mixative on the base, followed by Espresso, Rust and Red Pepper) before gilding wax was applied over the top and some of these yummy metal filligree corners were added.
One of my all time favourite types of lace was coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain before being strung around the neck of the jar, and then some beads (from my stash) were strung over the top. Speaking of the top, I began to play with another idea for using alcohol inks.
The lid had already been covered in the same inks/gilding wax but needed something else doing to it. I've been playing with my melt pot and a Texture Tread, and had created this UTEE disk. It needed some colour so I dribbled some Alcohol Blending Solution into the indentations and then added drops of Red Pepper and Rust inks to run/bleed. A final swipe with more gilding wax and it was done. Having worked well it got me thinking about how I could use other colours...
so here's a peek at a fragment which was coloured with White Mixative, Stonewashed and Stream alcohol inks (again with the raised parts rubbed with gilding wax)...
and here's a fragment which shows up the colour blending really well (sat on Pearl moulded UTEE). For this peacock look I used a few drops of Stream and Red Pepper with the Blending Solution, being careful not to use cover the whole piece. And yes, a little more gilding wax was added - now you know why my fingers have got so mucky!!
Hope that's given you some ideas for using alcohol inks. There are plenty more out there but this could turn into an epic post if I tried all of them. And now for the fantastic news - as alcohol inks are the subject of this week's Friday Focus they will have an extra 15% discount on the price at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for the whole of this coming week! Bearing in mind they are already discounted this means Linda is pretty much giving them away so now would definitely be the time to stock up and have a play too. But don't forget, Linda is on vacation this week so while you can put your order in, shipping from The Funkie Junkie Boutique won't resume again until May 8th.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, hugs Jenny xxx