Monday, July 17, 2017

Alcohol Ink Foil Gift Bags


A while back I decorated some white gift bags with alcohol ink. They turned out pretty fun, so I was on the hunt for gift bags I could decorate. I'm still looking for silver, but sadly all I found were these metallic pink ones (it was probably around Valentine's day that I found them). I wasn't sure how these colors would work out, but I'm always up for alcohol ink experiments!


I laid out my craft mat and grabbed some dark colors (like pitch black and indigo) and my silver alcohol ink.


I spread some black on the hot pink bag and used a can of air to blow it around. It didn't soak into the bag quite as much as it did with the white, but it also didn't want to spread much.


Since the metallic pink was already pretty showy, I wanted to keep the ink fairly simple. I added some silver and used the can of air to spread it out a bit.


For the shiny coral colored bag, I went with indigo instead of black and then added silver to it.


They didn't work out quite as well as the white gift bags did, but they were successful enough to keep hunting for more gift bags to try the alcohol ink decorations on. It's always nice to end an experiment with a project worth using and sharing with fellow crafters. 

Have you tried alcohol inks on any unusual surfaces? Let me know in the comments!

No comments:

Post a Comment