Decorating Eggs with Alcohol Inks
Beautiful Easter eggs can be created using this technique. Make a card using the same formula and you’ve got a match made for giving. If you’re not familiar with Alcohol Inks, just come into the store and we’d be happy to sit down with you and give you a little demo.
The first thing we’ll do is get the colors ready that we’ll be using on our project. We’ve used “oregano, red pepper and mushroom” from the Tuscan Garden set as well as gold.
Begin with adding 3-4 drops of each color on the felt followed by the blending solution. You don’t need a lot of solution. Keep this in mind, the more solution is on your felt, the more washed out the colors will be.
Now you’re ready to “smoosh” the inked felt all over the egg and the glossy surface of your paper. We used regular glossy white paper cut out into an egg shape. Any non porous surface works with alcohol inks including acrylic, acetate, glass, vellum, tins etc… The inks take no time to dry.
We’ve cut shapes using our Quickutz Squeeze. The Double Daisy is the perfect size for this project. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can use peel offs. We have a sample of this one in the store. It’s just gorgeous. Back to the demo… Use double sided sticky paper (ours is from dreamweavers) to cut out the shapes. Place them here and there all over your eggs. (the real one and paper one)
Get your glitter ready because that’s all that’s left for you to do. Peel off the top layer of the cut flowers to reveal the stickiness of the paper top. Pour the glitter onto this and tap off excess. Now your flowers have that nice glittered look. Your egg is done and now you can place your paper egg onto card stock and add finishing touches of your own. Then you’re done.
Have a Great Easter,
from all of us here at Cherish The Thought
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