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Ink Refill Fun

Did you know that not only do the ink refills refill your pens, but they are also loads of fun for mixed media projects?  This is a totally fun and easy project.  I am in love with this technique.

Supplies: Spectrum Noir Ink Refills – GB1, TN5, TB2, 1/2 sheet glossy cardstock, collage style stamp set, Sponge. spritz bottle with rubbing alcohol, craft mat to protect your crafting surface, cutting tool, embellishments

Step 1 - Randomly drop drops from the refill bottles.  Use sponge or blotter to spread ink to fill in any white spaces and soften lines between colors.  Let dry.

Step 2 – Lightly spritz the paper with rubbing alcohol.  This will dilute random areas for a fun pattern. Let completely dry. This is what your paper may look like.

Step 3 – After the ink is completely dry, stamp with Stazon Ink.   Normally you would not use Stazon ink with alcohol markers, but since the alcohol has already evaporated, it will work fine for this project.

Step 4 – color embellishments.  The metal key was colored with the TN5 pen to match the paper.

Step 3 – Assemble card.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and give this technique a try.

Tutorial by: Jennie Black

 

5 Comments on “Ink Refill Fun”

  • Kristine Reynolds March 29th, 2013 1:47 am

    This is beautiful Jennie!

  • Tina Van Eick March 29th, 2013 1:00 pm

    I absolutely love this technique and this card…so very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jean Bullock March 29th, 2013 5:26 pm

    Cool technique. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  • Lynne Baker June 30th, 2013 1:13 am

    Last week I helped my 8 year old grandson do an alcohol ink craft on white ceramic tiles 4×4. They will be coasters as a gift to his parents. He LOVED doing it and said he wants to do more projects with the pens. The coasters are gorgeous and each one is unique. He loved each one he did the first time around so there were no re-dos. What type of paper did you use for the projects you show here.? How do you keep from having the paper seem warped from the wetness – not flat.

    I enjoyed your site and will watch for more projects.

  • jennie July 1st, 2013 3:49 pm

    lynne, I used high gloss cardstock from Crafters Companion. It is the perfect texture and does not curl easily. At least it never has on me. Give it a try.

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