Coloring Metal With Alcohol Inks

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Alcohol inks are a fun and easy way to color metal charms. Here’s how!
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Tip 1We chose two different colors of inks to show how the colors can blend. Try using one or more colors for different effects.
Tip 2We added the colors separately. Try adding two colors at the same time for a different effect.
Tip 3The ink can be very messy. This technique takes some finesse. Work over scrap paper or a covered surface to catch any spills.
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Step 1

You will need a metal piece, one or more alcohol inks.

Step 2

Carefully add a drop or two of the ink onto the metal.

Step 3

Tilt the metal to move the ink over the surface. Do this carefully to prevent spilling.

Step 4

Let the ink dry thoroughly.

Step 5

Add your second color.

Step 6

Tilt the metal to move the ink over the surface.

Step 7

Let dry. Add additional drops of ink, as much as you like. Let each layer dry thoroughly between colors.

Step 8

Let the ink dry thoroughly.

Step 9

You may now finish the metal using a finishing medium of your choice. You can use ICE Resin or Diamond Glaze™, Glossy Accents™ or Crackle Accents™. We chose Diamond Glaze™.

Step 10

Congratulations. You have successfully colored a metal piece using alcohol inks.

   

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