Monday, August 6, 2012

How-to: Make a Tag Using Alcohol Ink

Make a fun and colorful tag to use for scrapbooking, gifts or decoration using Adirondack Alcohol Ink.

Crafted by Joy.


  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink
  • Canned Air
  • Glossy Cardstock
  • Stamp
  • Archival Ink Pad
  • Hole Puncher
  • Ribbon

Before you begin, die cut the cardstock into the desired design. Also, be sure to use glossy cardstock and not gloss photo paper. The photo paper contains solvents that will react the alcohol ink.

  1. Apply drops of alcohol ink onto the glossy side of the cardstock.
  2. Spray the canned air to the drop to spread them across the cardstock.
  3. Set aside to let dry.
  4. Stamp the tag with a sentiment or favorite saying using a stamp and Archival Ink pad.
  5. After it has dried, punch a hole in the tag and add ribbon. 

Joy experimented with Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixatives and discovered that the solution is thicker, which doesn't move as well when spraying it with the canned air. It certainly creates texture, but doesn't disperse as nicely as the regular inks.

Watch Joy demonstrate how to create unique designs with alcohol ink and canned air.

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