Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Repurposing with Alcohol Inks

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters and Happy Plant a Flower Day! Did you know that today’s “fun” holiday is a celebration of all things blooming and beautiful!? That’s why I thought today’s video would be perfect for not only Plant a Flower Day, but also for Spring and organization! I’ll be showing you how I repurposed some mugs I had and gave them a fresh, new look with the help of alcohol inks!

Repurposing with Alcohol Inks

You can apply alcohol inks to just about any surface; I’ve done this on glass before too and it works beautifully! The bold-colored mugs on the left use Flamingo, Coral, Salmon, Dandelion and Peach Bellini.

Repurposing with Alcohol Inks

Like I had mentioned, these mugs would make great planters for the Spring flowers that will soon be blooming! Check out the cute mug above with the pretty orange and soft pink colors; I filled this with some Spring silk flowers to brighten my studio! I used Peach Bellini, Salmon, Shell Pink and a VERY tiny amount of Coral.

Or you can use them for supplies and crafting! Here’s the turquoise, green and purple mug I made, which I often use as a water cup for painting. I used Sail Boat Blue, Turquoise, Citrus (very sparingly) and Amethyst.

Repurposing with Alcohol Inks

You can seal these mugs if you’d like to make sure they are waterproof. I chose not to, as I have not had any issue with the mugs getting chipped and the alcohol ink wearing off (a couple of my mugs that I’ve done like this get handled frequently and hold supplies). If you do choose to seal the mugs, Ranger suggests using a water based sealant.

I hope you will check out the video below to see how I made these cute little mugs! I have a blast working with alcohol inks, as they can be used on so many surfaces other than paper!

Repurposing with Alcohol Inks

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’ll be back soon with a brand new Studio Monday video!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO

SUPPLIES USED

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SHELL PINK…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SALMON Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink PEACH BELLINI…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink DANDELION…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink FLAMINGO…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink CORAL Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink TURQUOISE…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink CITRUS…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink AMETHYST…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SAIL BOAT BLUE…
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Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL BLENDING…
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C&T Publishing Quilter’s FREEZER…
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Tim Holtz Adirondack WHITE ALCOHOL…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink MINI…
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  1. Wow, this is a wonderful way to use alcohol inks. I have so many bottles of alcohol inks and have not used them for ages. I will get them out now.

  2. Your creations are wonderful! The splash of color is terrific, especially since we’re in the midst of our third nor’easter storm in 2 weeks…waiting for the whiteout to burst into bloom! Thanks for showing us new ways to use our inks…

  3. Who knew that you could use alcohol inks like that. Amazing and thanks for sharing that with us. I really do need to purchase some of those alcohol inks.

  4. These are so cool Nina-Marie! Alcohol inks are fascinating on paper and I think they’re even more neat on mugs. Thanks for showing us different things we can use our card making supplies on!

  5. These mugs look awesome! So colourful and fun. Another creative way to use alcohol inks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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