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Topic: Anyone Make/Made Their Own Alcohol Inks?  (Read 4270 times)
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« on: July 10, 2011 05:06:39 AM »

Found a "recipe" for making your own alcohol inks, but was curious if it was better than what you can buy? Or is it just better to make rather than buy, since I would be experimenting with some techniques?

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http://www.ehow.com/how_4964580_make-alcohol-ink-rubber-stamping.html

Any help or advice would be great! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011 01:24:17 AM »

No - but it looks simple enough.  I am tempted to give it a try.  There was the other link too, that added glycerin to the mixture, and I wonder if that helped to give it more stability.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2105598_make-waterproof-rubber-stamp-ink.html

Otherwise, I wonder how long the dye will last, as the alcohol would evaporate very quicky - the container would have to have a good seal on it.  I think I may give it a try in the future too.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011 04:27:13 AM »

Thank you for brainstorming those questions, and ideas. Think I will give it a try, too. Want to do some use of these in mosaics, and will report back the results. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011 08:35:09 AM »

That's interesting.  I was thinking of using it for stamping or dying metal and leather, and perhaps playing with fabrics.  House is in chaos right now because of renovations, so it may be a bit before I can play with it.  Please post a link if you experiment, because I would love to see how it goes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011 09:22:39 AM »

Hi, HSG!  I never thought of this, but maybe it really is that easy?  I've got a lot of powdered Procion dyes, and this is a great idea for getting the perfect color.  I've bought them with my 40% coupon at Michael's, but they're expensive and the color range is limited.  Will you also post your results on Masgo?

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011 10:23:47 AM »

Hope to try this week, and will let you know how it goes. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011 05:31:01 PM »

Found a wonderful new toy! Smiley

Here are the results:


That is just plain clear pieces of glass that I stamped with the inks.

Will do a tutorial and show details of what I learned, but this has so many possibilities for me.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011 06:11:07 PM »

That looks awesome.  I would love to try it on metal/foil.  Did you use the one with just the alcohol, or the one that added the glycerine too?
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011 07:08:48 PM »

Just the alcohol. It was easy peasy to make and works like a charm.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011 07:31:04 PM »

Ooh, that looks really neat!  I can't wait to hear more about how it worked!
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