Supplies: 4″ Ceramic Tiles, Alcohol Ink, Alcohol Blending Solution, Paint Brush, Spray-on sealer ( I used Mod-podge Spray Acrylic Sealer) Sand Paper.
I recommend using a bit of sandpaper and sanding your tiles a bit before you begin. I had a bit of trouble with my ink not sticking to the glossy tiles, but after I sanded them they worked just fine!
1. Apply a generous amount of blending solution to your tile. You want to be able to cover the entire top surface. Use a paintbrush to spread it out.
2. Starting with your first color, Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to your tile. Note- the blending solution must still be wet so you have to work somewhat quickly.
3. Grab your next color and apply drops.
4. Apply a 3rd color. You could also just stick with 2 colors, or do even more. I only used 3.
There are different things you can do with the ink:
- Apply it in drops, like shown in the tutorial.
- Place a few drops onto the top edge and tilt the tile down so that the ink flows down.
- Use different shades of the same color.
- Apply only a few drops so that the white tile still shows.
I love the way these turned out. These are actually gifts, 4 are going to my Mom and 4 for my Sister. I think it would be really neat to use about 3 shades of pink or aqua and make them sort of “ombre.” Maybe I’ll try that one day.
These would make awesome Christmas gifts, don’t you think? Have you ever played with alcohol ink before? I’m just getting started but I love the results!
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