Monday, November 19, 2012

Homemade Holiday Inspiration Day 9 - Marbled Glass Ornament with Alcohol Inks

Have you used alcohol inks yet?  If not, you're definitely missing out.  They come in a rainbow of colors and dry super quick.  These inks work on any non-porous surface:  glass, plastic, metal, etc.  So, today I'm going to show you how to create a beautiful marbled ornament using these amazing inks.

Marbled Glass Bulb Ornaments With Alcohol Ink

Here's what you need:
Alcohol Inks
Glass bulb ornament
Air in a can (used to clean computer key board, etc).

Note:  The bottle of ink below is metallic gold.  See how it separated.  Always shake up your metallic inks before you use them.  There is a ball inside the bottle to help in the mixing process so you should hear it move around freely if your metallic ink is thoroughly mixed.

Remove the hanger top from your glass ornament.  Then, drop a little bit of your first color of ink INSIDE your ornament.  (It doesn't take a lot of ink.)

Then, pointing the ornament opening away from your face, insert the air tube inside.  Then using short bursts of air, spray the inside of your ornament.  You will see the ink spread.

Now add a second color ink into your ornament and spray air inside again.  (sorry this picture came out so blurry.)  

Continue adding inks/spraying air until you are pleased with your results.  Then, replace the hanging loop/top to your ornament.

This ornament used green, red, and gold alcohol inks.

This ornament was created with magenta, blue, and silver alcohol inks.

So, give alcohol inks a try.  You'll have a blast creating one of a kind marbled ornaments in no time.

Come back tomorrow for another bulb ornament project!

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