Hello Lovelies! I feel like its Christmas all over again with these new colors of Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink's Alcohol Pearls + a new Alloy! You know I get excited whenever there is a bit of shimmer in to anything and these Pearls deliver!
Today, we'll label, swatch and showcase ALL the new ink colors in a simple silhouette card design.
This NEW set of Pearls are intensely pigmented, deep, rich colors, you can snag the full set at Simon Says Stamp for $27.99, click the image below to snag yours!
These colors are also available individually from Simon Says Stamp ($4.99) and in sets of three ($13.99). Click images below to add to your cart :-)
The are a multitude of ways to use alcohol inks with different mediums and surfaces, but for today's labels, cards and swatches, we will focus of the below key supplies linked here and listed in the Supplies Gallery for your convenience :
Let's go make a rainbow!
STORING & LABELING THE PEARLS
Gather your key supplies so you have them at hand. Working with Alcohol Inks is generally a quick process so you wan t ensure that you have everything close by
Shake all your inks with the caps on and lay them on their sides
drop a single drop of the ink onto the Alcohol Ink cardstock, allow to spread and begin to dry and then repeat with the next ink
Use your hole punch to cut out little circles out of the dried pearl ink drops
Once all of the holes are cut out, adhere to the tops of your ink bottles with Zots Tiny Glue Dots
The circles are very slightly larger than the tops so center them carefully and press down to make it stick :-)
The are now ready for popping into the Alcohol Ink Storage Tin with my other Alocohol Pearls.
Note in the picture below, the front row are the NEW Alcohol Pearls Ink colors.
SWATCHING ALCOHOL PEARLS INKS
The easiest way to understand how to swatch is to watch someone do it on video. I have linked my little swatch tutorial below
For Alcohol Pearls Inks, please be sure to use the Alcohol Ink Blending Solution instead of Rubbing Alcohol if you prefer the ink to look like the swatches below
Use the Alcohol Ink Surface that you prefer and work most frequently on for your swatches. Here I am using Alcohol Ink Cardstock
Cut the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheets down to 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 pieces
Mask off the top of each swatch with some painters' tape or purple tape to protect the area where you will place the label
I believe that Tim also showed this during the Live, but here's a quick peek at what it looks like to use blending solution (LEFT) vs. rubbing alcohol (RIGHT) with Alcohol Pearls.
Both are pretty , but I prefer all the texture that I get from the Blending Solution.
When you are ready to start your own swatches, head over to the video for a demonstration. Until then, let's take a closer look at the swatches and then today's card!
Are you surprised that I'm in love with the Radiant???
FREE TO FLY CARD - Alcohol Pearls Ink Applied in a Horizontal Rainbow with Blending Solution and a Blower, Layered with a Black Diecut and Quote Chip
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Alcohol Ink Layer: 4" x 5 1/2"
I had to rainbow, I hope you will understand... :-)
Prepare all 6 Alcohol Pearls Inks by shaking them, uncapping and laying them on their sides
Along the top of the Alcohol Ink Cardstock trimmed to 4" x 5 1/2", drizzle a strip of Blending Solution
Before it dries, apply a few "squiggles" (as opposed to drops) of Radiant Alcohol Pearls Ink into the Blending Solution and move the ink/solution with puffs of the Air Blower to spread it across the surface horizontally in a loose "line"
Before that fully dries, repeat the previous two steps with each of the following colors until you reach the bottom of the cardstock: Scorch, Intense, Opulent, Divine, Elixir
Die-cut, trim and adhere the Perspective Butterfly Diecut onto the Alcohol Pearl background and then pop-up with foam tape
Finish with adhereing the quote chip and gold Metallic Droplets and adhering everything to an A2 Card Base
Now go make all the pretties with your Alcohol Pearls Inks!
Lovelies, I hope you will consider treating yourself to this new set of colors (), because they are positively yummy!!
Please note, the NEW inks are only linked within the body of this post and not in the supplies list at the end, so click link below to shop the bundle and browse the supplies gallery for the other items you may need:
Thank you so much for visiting! Hope to see you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. The Alcohol Pearls and Alloy used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.