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. LOVE these new way to use up both alcohol inks sitting on the shelf and repurpose old mugs for a new look in the craft room. Thank you!

  2. What a great idea!!! Love the mugs! I’ll have to see if I have any or can find some and do this because I love the look of those mugs!! Awesome job!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. What a great idea for mother’s day. Could also see them in a large wide mouth cup and stick an African violet. In my mind I always see violets sitting in a pretty container on the window ledge!

  4. I don’t have any of the alcohol inks that you used but I’m wondering if you could use them on flower pots? My dance teacher made some cute flower arrangements with pots from Oriental Trading and she had leftover pots. She was going to throw them out when I took them. They are very plain and boring looking and need to look like what you did but then I need to get the inks. Would they be water proof if I left them outside or would I have to put something on them like Modge Podge to seal in the color? How pretty would those look outside my house? Um, yeah! LOL Thank you for showing this to me, now to just get crafty! Maybe I can take a photo when I am done with them if you can tell me if I can use them.

  5. I love this art project because it will be useful and you can see them every day as you use them!

  6. How cool is that!! So neat! Now I just need to wait until spring so flowers wouldn’t freeze coming in and out of the house.

  7. What a fun, different way to use alcohol inks! I never would have thought that the orange and pinks would work on the minty teal, but they totally do. Thanks for sharing a great project idea!

  8. Great idea! I’ve used alcohol inks on glass and love how that turned out, but this is another fun and easy way to use them. Gotta give it a try!

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