Alcohol Ink: Stunning Jewelry Dishes to Make and Gift

Alcohol Ink: Stunning Jewelry Dishes to Make

Alcohol ink jewelry dishes are easy to create, and make beautiful handmade gifts. Caution: you may become obsessed with this creative art.Alcohol Ink Jewelry DishesI

I’m a big proponent of making gifts for the holidays. I enjoy making them and I think most people enjoy receiving them. Little dishes are always useful in the home. I love using them for my earrings at the end of the day. Originally I thought about using sharpies with alcohol to make pretty dishes but then I ran across alcohol inks.

Back to today’s Alcohol Ink Jewelry Dish Tutorial:

Ceramic dishes
Alcohol Inks
Canned Air
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 91%
Cotton Swabs
Protective Spray Gloss

If you haven’t tried alcohol inks yet, you are in for a treat. I love the transparent look they have, somewhat like very intense watercolors. I played around the many techniques and patterns you can easily create with these beautiful paints, but my favorite (no surprise) is making flowers.

The Process:
First clean your dishes with rubbing alcohol.

Then place one drop of ink in the center and watch it bloom.

Place a second drop on top. I used the gold for the second drop but you can experiment with different colors.

Next choose a color for the petals.

Place a drop just outside the center of the flower and use the canned air to shoot the ink up and out making a petal. Continue around with this color creating petals or add another color, in between, over top, the fun never ends.

Note: Don’t like what you see? Use a paper towel and the rubbing alcohol to remove it and start over. 

When you are all done wait a day and give it a couple of coats of varnish to protect your masterpiece. I ended up using a whole can of air to make twelve dishes, including experimenting and starting over a couple of times.

This may be my favorite, but that’s probably because I’m partial to blue. There were so many combinations to create with the kit I purchased but if you have a specific color combo in mind you can easily find it.

For example, this set did not have a red, and maybe you want to make a Christmas themed flower or dish

Source: Alcohol Ink: Stunning Jewelry Dishes to Make and Gift


DIY Roundup: 25 Easy and Creative Sharpie Crafts

Very nice. However I’ve found that sharpies don’t stay as well when you actually want them to! I have to try these ideas, especially the pillows.

DIY Roundup: 25 Easy and Creative Sharpie Crafts – Yes Missy! | a lifestyle blog.

DIY Easy Enamel Dots, Redesigned Embellishments Using Nail Polish

One of the best uses of old nail polish. Wished I had thought of this. This is a video. Pretty cool. Who doesn’t have old nail polish sitting around. Let me know how these turn out for you. DIY Easy Enamel Dots, Redesigned Embellishments and more! – Above Rubies Studio | Above Rubies Studio.

All Things Paper: The Kirigami Project by Omiyage

This is a paper craft I thought I’d never heard of until I read the article. We’ve all made paper snowflakes. Looks like fun. We should all try something different.

All Things Paper: The Kirigami Project by Omiyage.

The Letter of the Day is Y: “Y” is for Y We Create


It’s kind of lame but my brain is shot. It’s a good topic though.

We all have our own reasons for crafting/creating, be it in wood or recycled goods or food or paper or fabric or…? I think I was born with a creative gene. Not being able to exercise that gift would be for me,  like not breathing. I love beautiful, colorful, sparkly things. i also think there’s a bit of pride involved too. I feel that in most cases I can do things better! Can I really do it better? Most of the time I think so, other times I have to take my hat off to those who are more capable at it. 

My husband believes I am too busy and says things like, “You need to stop doing so much”. My answer is “What should I get rid of?  I love everything I do.”  They are my passions.  I figure I can sleep when I am dead.

Right now, I am tThe Tomato Lady, I sell 7500 tomato and pepper plants for about a month a half in the spring of the year. The rest of the time I am a freelance graphic designer and the creativity just spills over into the greeting cards I make, the embroidery I do, the quilts I sew, the earrings I make, my flowers, even the food I cook. 

I live therefore I create. Why do you?