View Full Version : With all this talk about alcohol inks, have you tried "blasting" them?

08-23-2010, 06:43 AM
It makes really neat backgrounds. I am going to try this today (after school clothes shopping with Nicholas!)


Paula Carden
08-23-2010, 07:02 AM
Looks so neat! Can't wait to see what you do!

08-23-2010, 07:32 AM
I think Tami might have done a video on Blasting with canned air

08-23-2010, 07:50 AM
TFS, Sherri.
If I ever find my work surface again, I may have to give this a 'go!'

08-23-2010, 09:28 AM
haha, I saw a video from TH on this, Tracey even dropped me off a can of air, maybe I
ll find the time ti try it out

dancing queen
08-23-2010, 09:57 AM
that is soooooooooo way cool... off to find my canned air.

08-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Thats very cool! You can also add a few drops to a container of water and the alcohol inks stay at the top then you pick up the color with your paper. Its a lighter look, but still neat. You can do it with the smooch stuff in the nail polish looking bottles too.

08-23-2010, 02:29 PM
I didn't do a video, but tim has one. I taught this in my alcohol inks class. Just be sure you have ventilation in the room you're working in. We had lots of alcohol ink rolling around with all that propellant from the canned air. It can make you light headed. Here's a link to my ATCs in the gallery (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21117&ppuser=75)that I made with the technique.

08-23-2010, 04:01 PM
What a cool idea!! I am so going to have to try this! Thanks for the link!

08-23-2010, 06:57 PM
I have never seen canned air- where would I look for it? I am thinking maybe a computer store. Is that the stuff they clean out computer fans with?

08-23-2010, 07:19 PM
Yes Sarah a computer store or if you have an everything store like our Walmarts look in the office section. I'm sure you could order online too.