9.08.2010

Alcohol Inks, oh, why have I waited so very long to find you? (WOYWW)

WOYWW 8 Sept. 2010

No, really.  Why oh WHY have I avoided these fabulous little bottles of wonderful pigment for so long?  Well.  No more, folks!  NO MORE!  I bought six bottles and a bottle of the blending solution and ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you....this girl is IN LOVE!

Have you used them?  They are fabulous.  I bought them because I thought they would be great for adding some shadowing and highlights to my doll parts, but MAN am I going to get a ton of use out of these things!  You can see my current workspace above with just a couple of tags that I started to play on.  LOVE!


Little Owl Stuffie

Also on my workspace is this little piece of adorableness.  Just a little owl stuffie.  I don't know if I want to put a pin-back on him or a pony tail holder or what yet, but he was sitting half stitched and unstuffed on my desk for ages and last night I finally stitched him up and stuffed 'im and now he is SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!


WOYWW 8 Sept. 2010

And this is the remainder of my desk.  Paperwork and project remnants and such.  That fabric is from a fun pin cushion that I made...I'll probably show that off tomorrow.  So, that is what is on my workspace today!  And...now you know that I have a new love for and addiction to ranger alcohol inks.  Just say'n.

For More Workspace Wonders check out The Stamping Ground!  Leave a comment and check out my WW post below!

34 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

...I have never tried them...please stop encouraging me to buy more products! :)

Love the owl, I think he'd be a great ponytail holder...or even a "doll" for one of your larger doll creations!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I had some but just took them back - I just didn't know what to do with them!! Looks like you know exactly what you are doing!

Jamie had a great idea about a doll for one of your other dolls.

Deanne :)

Regina said...

WOW...I learned something new today. Thank you. I have never tried them but really, really, REALLY want to know..LOL!!

Love the owl...he is adorable. I agree with Jamie...it would be perfect for another doll..can we say Halloween Doll!!! Just sayin.....
Love the little mushroom pincushin..cute cute!!!

Hugs,
Regi

Wipso said...

Really love the little owl :-)
A x

Electra said...

You can join me at a Rangers-alcohol-inks Anonymous meeting. Just give me a call.

sassypackrat said...

Love the owl!

jayne said...

I've used them quite a bit, but only on glossy paper. Never thought to try them on shipping tags - thanks!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Yet another thing I want to play with. I've picked these up and put them down more times than I can count telling myself, I don't need another set of toys...clearly I do! I have to wait til next month though because I'm stashbusting :(

Love those tags! And that owl is adorable!

Veronica said...

Oh, I've been in LOVE with those little bottles of JOY for a long while now. Just wait!!

Tracy said...

I love your work desk pictures.
Yes I have played with the alcohol inks, sooo fun.
Here is something that I made with them last Christmas. http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.com/2010/01/this-is-test.html

nerllybird said...

Yep, it's good to see them used on something other than glossy paper, the tags look fab!

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

great pics! that is one cute little owl :) I do love a good play with alcohol inks, you just cant beat them!

thanks for the snoop, hugs mandyxx

Claireliz said...

I have some but just don't know what to do with them. great desk thanks for sharing
C
xx

Minxy said...

Hay Jen, great desk shot, cant believe you only just got ink.. saying that i don't use mine half as much as i should lol.. happy playing.. oh i just adore your owl, he is super cute, been meaning to make something similar but its still on my almighty to do list lol

Twiglet said...

I love the little owl stuffie!

Diana Fisher said...

Cutie owl and love that snapshot of the scrappy desk space! :)

Jan said...

love alcohol inks and your little owl is too cute!

butlersabroad said...

Lovely busy desk Jingle. I haven't tried alcohol inks yet, I've got more than enough to keep me going! Sweet little owl, very cute as a little pony tail holder or on a key chain.

Hugs
Brenda

In the Light of the Moon said...

Love them!!!Have you tried them on metals......Oooh la la..Hugs,Cat

Helen said...

What a cute owl! I don't use my alcohol inks as much as I should, and not on anything other than glossy - what a great idea you had.

down_memory_lane said...

To be honest I have never really used alcohol inks... I feel like I wouldnt know what the heck to do with them?
I LOVE your little owl, hes so sweet! I would make little things like that but I fear that my child cats would tear them to shreds!
Too funny about your fortune cookies! I guess they really wanted to get their point across!!!

Dianne said...

Ok, you've inspired me to pull mine out and figure out how to use them. I got them at a convention and never took the time to do it. Maybe Ranger Rick's will have a tutorial?

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I've been learning to play with them, too. Lots of fun. Here is a fabulous new product I've been using:
http://store.scrapbook.com/brand/tattered+angels.html?w=glimmer+mist
This stuff ROCKS! :)
That owl is SO adorable - maybe put him on a chain and wear him around your neck.
Theresa :)

Alix said...

oh i love your little chap...super cute...and as for the alcohol inks...well they are totally addicting...don't say you weren't warned!! lol

Sarpreet said...

I am a bit late this week, fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the Owl, you are right he is cute. I have lots of those little bottles of Inks but I don't use them very much. I must get them out!!

A.xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Didn't take you long to suss out the alcohol ink usage then, huh! Yeah, you won't be alone with your new love, I expect 99% of WOYWWers are fans too! Love the little owl..has to be a vote for a brooch for me, I don't have enough hair for ponytail..

Phree said...

Fab workspace, love those tags, but then I'm an "alcoholink" too [grin]. The lil' owl is really cute.

Chrissie said...

Looks like someone's been having great fun!
DO I need some inks?????
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love AIs, too. They are so fun to play with and I can see you have really gotten into them by the looks of those tags. I've only used the Jacquard brand, which are called Pinata. They are brighter and not as vintage looking, but I like both brands. Sorry I'm late getting here this week. Happy belated WOYWW.

Nikki said...

Beautiful start on those tags and your owl is just adorable :)

Ciara said...

wow, you make some great things! LOVE that little owl chap, he's very cute.

Your desk looks like a hive of activity and is great to nosey at!

Ciara
xx

Becky said...

Lovin the little owl! And welcome to the world of alcoholics! Oh, wait, that didn't come out right!! alcohol-inkics, hmm, not much better...

JoZart said...

I too love AIs! Glad you are smitten. There are so many techniques for using them but I say....get yourself a can of air (an air duster meant officially for cleaning keyboards, camera lens etc.,) drop Alcohol ink on glossy card and blast with the air can!!! Amazing results.... my favourite and such fun.
Great snoop on your fab desk and sorry I'm late!
JoZarty x

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