Dollar Store Hack: Alcohol Ink Glasses


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The procedure of watercolor goes back to early  times, used to decorate manuscripts,  colour maps, produce mini portraits, and even to  research character. Nevertheless it’s  presently a popular trend in the present design community. I have seen it on static, cloth, and a number of other design components.   Why don’t you bring it to your desk?

Obtaining the ‘appearance’ of watercolor on ceramic is simple to accomplish, using alcohol inks.   They are strong based dyes which may be employed on non-porous substances, like glass, plastic, and metal. They are available in a range of vibrant colours and are easily available at craft stores or online. By diluting the alcohol inks using either pharmacy rubbing alcohol or specially formulated ink extenders, you create the illusion of gently mixed watercolor paint.

All these aren’t just simple to create, but also quite cost effective because we changed simple dollar store things into stunning high-end looking bits.

Dollar Store Hack: Beautiful Alcohol Ink Glasses
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See how you can take advantage of this technique on  glasses, drinking glasses, and even wine glasses.

Dollar Store Hack: Beautiful Alcohol Ink Glasses
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Provides:

  • Ceramic mug, drinking glass, wine glass
  • 90% alcohol (or rubbing alcohol)
  • Cotton
  • Paint brush
  • Alcohol inks
  • Sealant (we utilized dishwasher-safe Mod Podge)

Ceramic Candles

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry your mug, and then rinse thoroughly together with alcohol.
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  2. Dip brush from brush and alcohol over beverage.
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  3. drizzle separate brush to alcohol ink and ink on mug. It is extremely important to work fast, ahead of the alcohol drying.
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  4. “Spread” ink by softly blowing through a straw.
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  5. Continue dispersing ink until desired result is reached.
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  6. Allow ink to dry and when satisfied with the end result, apply a coating of dishwasher-safe sealant (I used Mod Podge).

Drinking Glass

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry glass completely. Use brush to use alcohol on glass.
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  2. Dip another brush to alcohol ink and use to glass.
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  3. Contrary to the straw-blowing technique utilized together with the mug, you just tilt your glass upside down and let paint to obviously “disperse” the glass down.
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  4. Paint underside of glass if wanted.
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  5. Allow ink to dry and when satisfied with the end result, apply a coating of dishwasher-safe sealant (I used Mod Podge).

Wine Glass

Instructions:

  1. Drip alcohol on wine glass by amassing alcohol on straw.
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  2. Brush ink on wine glass at which alcohol has been formerly put.
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  3. Tilt glass and lightly spin around to “disperse” the ink.   Note: as an alternative, you may use felt to dab on ink directly onto the glass to get a dipped effect.
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  4. Allow ink to dry and when satisfied with the end result, apply a coating of dishwasher-safe sealant (I used Mod Podge).
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Feel free to experiment with several colors and consistencies of ink, as the possibilities are infinite and distinctive. If you discover you are not satisfied with an outcome, just wash or wipe off with alcohol before applying the sealant and begin again. Above all, let your imagination flow and also have fun with the method of turning a cheap dollar store item to a gorgeous one-piece piece.


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Dollar Store Hack: Alcohol Ink Glasses