Sunday, January 23, 2011

You're So Very Creative


Welcome to another week of You're so Very Creative!


So I was in need of some alcohol inks this week for a project that I was working on so instead of buying some I experimented making some. Want to make some? Here is what you will need...


  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Kool-aide (off brand works great), or Rit dye
  • Small spray bottles (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Newspaper to protect the area your working


Pour your Kool-Aid, or dye into your bottles on the dye I added about a tablespoon or a little more.


Fill your bottle with rubbing alcohol place the lids back on and shake well


Practice spraying on paper towel or scrap paper.


Make yourself several different colors.


I used mine to color these paper roses. A little teaser of another project to come later this week. I don't know if I would use this on scrap booking, but fun for craft and cards!

Now your turn what have you been working on?




17 comments:

Melissa said...

What a seriously brilliant idea.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

That's so cool!! Can't wait to see the project! :)

Me N My Thrifty Ideas said...

So awesome! Thanks for the great advice!

Diane said...

What a great idea! I ♥ inexpensive ideas Ü I will definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for the inst. Ÿ

Lil-Rosi said...

Oh! What a great tip!! I'll have to try this! Thank you!

Shore Girl said...

What a great idea! I'll have to give it a try --- thanks for sharing!!

June@I will craft said...

Wow, I never knew you could or would have thought to make my own alcohol inks. I'm putting this on my list of 'to do'.

creatingme said...

NO way!!! Oh I spend way too much on alcohol inks! No more!

Barb Tanner said...

Before seeing your post I had been shopping for mist inks at my local craft store. The whopping three color choices didn't cut it. I just dyed 125 doilies (about 250 to go) for a bunting project. It worked like a dream. Thanks for sharing!

Barb Tanner said...

Worked like a dream! Thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

I made these and they work great for paper projects, but not so much for metal, at least not when I used Kool-Aid. I just made some more with Rit dyes, maybe that will be better suited to use with metals.Is there any way to keep the dye mixed up so you don't have to shake it all the time? Bottom line, even if it only works for paper projects it is still an AMAZING money-saving tip. Thank you for sharing it. =)

Heather Perkins said...

That is great to know Mel, I haven't tried them on metal projects I have only used them on paper. I have to shake the Kool-Aid ones they don't seem to stay mixed the ones with the Rit Ryes do seem to stay mixed better. Not so much shaking with them. I am glad that these are working for everyone!

Amber said...

It helps if you dissolve fabric dyes in water first, its not so grainy.

Suzy said...

This idea is great! I wonder if you could spritz alcohol on dried up alcohol base pads to rewet them?

Suzy said...

This idea is great! I wonder if you could spritz alcohol on dried up alcohol base pads to rewet them?

Inma C.S. said...

It seems to be really great, but I don't know what's Kool-Aid and not sure if Rit dyes,are for clothes or food...could you tell me it?I'm dying to make it!!

Tahnks 4 sharing, your blog is an inspiration.

Judi Hurwitt (Approachable Art) said...

Since the dyes haven't been set, how do you keep them from crocking (rubbing off) the paper?

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