Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Alcohol Inks Project - Buttons!!

This is a box I made for storing the random buttons I find lying around the house. I made it using a small cardboard box. First I painted the box bright green and left it to dry off for a day or two.

I used a 6x4 piece of Ranger paper, 3 Ranger alcohol inks (slate, currant & meadow) and one Ranger mixative (gold). I put a few drops of each of the inks onto the ink blender and dabbed all over the paper. Then I used Blending solution and blended the colours together. I then cut the paper into slim strips and then cut the strips to make tiles.

I added a little lace trim to the front of the box and then I stuck on the tiles randomly usingdouble sided tape. Then I added purple cardstock along the edges. To finish it off I stuck on some of the buttons from the box on the top.

This was the first project I'd done using alcohol inks and I loved it! They are such fun to work with and the effect if brilliant!!

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Anonymous said...

ooooohhhh love it!!! so glad you had fun!!!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow... thats soooo cute!
my son would love that too :-)

Julia said...

LOVE this box!! It's gorgeous! It looks like you made it with glass!

Sheila said...

What a great craft project, Sandie. Love the tile look and that you put the buttons on top as a label. great idead!

Anita said...

Wow! This is so beautiful!

CraftyC said...

Wow Sandie, what a great box. I do love your brickwork!

Tab said...

Oh what a fab little box, perfect all your buttons, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

DeeDee said...

How wonderfully creative! Wonderful blending work, and how clever to tile a box with all your effort.

cats whiskers said...

Wow how clever this is and what a brilliant idea hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Polly Pierce said...

Glad to see that you came up with something really creative & practical to make with your lovely alcohol ink papers! Good on ya...!