Friday, May 27, 2011

Fran*tage Friday: Alcohol Inks on Metal

Paper Craft Planet's Super Novas have partnered up with Stampendous to bring you Fran*tage Fridays! For several weeks we'll be showing you a technique each Friday using the new Fran*tage line of stamps from Stampendous. The best part is..... You can win the stamps shown in our demonstrations just by leaving a comment on the Paper Craft Planet Blog!

This is the fourth week of Fran*tage Friday and today I'm demonstrating how to use alcohol inks on metal. What I love about this technique is that it's not only fun, but you can be "green" by recycling empty soda cans! Of course, there's always metal sheets for purchase.

Alcohol Inks (I used Oregano and Red Pepper)
Alcohol Metallic Mixative, optional (Gold)
Alcohol Blending Solution (Copic Colorless Blender Re-Inker also works)
Alcohol Ink Applicator and Felt
Metal Sheet
Sanding File
Embossing Folder
Cutting Dies

Cut metal sheet to size you need for project.

Squeeze a few drops of one of the alcohol inks onto the metal.
With the felt attached to the applicator tool, begin tamping over the inked area until the colors are distributed on the sheet; let dry. Feel free to twist the applicator a bit when tamping to create different shapes.
STEP 4: 
Repeat Step 3 with the second color.

STEP 5 (optional): 
On the same felt, apply some of the Gold Metallic Mixative (outlined in gold) then add a drop of the blending solution next to it (see blue circle). Apply randomly onto the metal sheet. This will add a bit of shimmer and the solution will help blend and distribute the color. The blending solution is also used to lighten color.

STEP 6: 
Cut sheet with a die cutter.
STEP 7: 
Emboss with an embossing folder.
STEP 8: 
With a sanding file, sand the raised areas.

It's now ready to add to cards or other craft projects!

Be sure to visit Paper Craft Planet to see the previous Fran*tage Fridays and don't forget to leave your comments on the PCP Blog for a chance to win the set of stamps I used today!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!



Kim Burmeister said...

Adela, this is beautiful! Amazing!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is pretty cool....I've used soda cans for Xmas ornaments but never thought to use them for embellishment... Awesome Idea...thank you so much....

Mandy said...

This is beautiful Adela!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I have been saving the lids to my daily yogurt that have some sort of foil on the underside. I'm going to give your tutorial a try on one, tonight.

wendyp said...

Adela, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You've inspired me to pull out my alcohol inks and play around with them again!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ouuu! Looks so ultra gorgeous. Love the softness of the colours. I always see alcohol inks with blinders based on the ones I already have, but yours look WOW!

Scrappychick said...

This is fabulous Adela! Thanks for the step-by-step directions on your metal accents!
Cyndi (Stampendous! catalog DT)