Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alcohol ink alteration

At the Scrapbook Convention at Spier we made this awesome journal with Tim Holtz! I absolutely loved every second - I love the product, I simple love all the trinkets and goodies and I really like the distressing, inking and grunging!! I was a HAPPY CHAPPY!!

This is the lovely adornment on the spine of the book. Little bits and pieces put together to really have an eye-catching effect on the journal.

The one thing that I wanted to change about the journal was the knob on the front. The white just stood out a little too much to my liking and I wanted it more subtle and ancient looking.

These knobs are so easy to work with. Simply unscrew the knob from the cover and you are ready to alter as you wish!

Vitally important is the Tim Holtz craft mat - one of the best inventions ever!! It resists heat (you can even bake cookies on it!!) and it doesn't stain or absorb.

On the applicator add a few drops of Pearl, Copper and Butterscotch. A few drops Alcohol Blending Solution just blend it all together and you are ready to go..........

....a few swipes and blotches over the knob and VOILA - a beautiful coppery knob to complete my project. The Alcohol Inks are permanent and the nice thing is if you do make a mistake you can remove it with the blending solution and change the colour or amount of ink you've used. This is such a versatile product with so many uses and applications - I feel a lot of inking coming this way......

YHappy Scrappin'


  1. It is absolutely gorgeous Esti!!! I love what you did with the knob (: I am still so jealous that you got to sit beside Tim and work with his products!!!!


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