Sunday, November 15, 2009

alcohol ink on gold trim


I hope you're not tired of my alcohol ink ideas.  Sometimes I get on a roll!.

Yesterday I went to Little Inda in Toronto with a friend.  We had a wonderful time and bought some fabulous fabrics and trims.  The trims put me in mind of some trims I had bought a while back but not used.  I decided to see what would happen if I put alcohol ink on one.  I think it worked wonderfully well.  I have read that the alcohol inks are permanent on fabric so they should be permanent on the trim. 

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a great idea and so pretty!!!

Diane said...

It looks pretty! Did you try it to see if the ink comes off with a wet finger? I love Indian fabrics! I posted about a piece I found that is trimmed with little mirrors.

paperqueen said...

They look yummy!
Eileen

Karen said...

Nice!! Love what you did. I will have to give it a try! Makes each trim that much more versital!

Anonymous said...

Use caution around water! It will run!

Kathy2eggs said...

Wonderful idea, especially if you need a different color. On cotton you could heat set it, right?

inge said...

Hello Angela,

great idea to use it for this stuff : don't know if you could wash it on clothes, but the trims are perfect on other mixed media !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

Angela Grasse said...

I did wet the trim with water and the inks did not run.
I don't know if you have to heat set it on cotton. It couldn't hurt to do it though.
warm regards
Angela

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHHH That is so GROOVY, Angela!! Thanks for sharing!!

Karen said...

Could you give us alittle step by step here? Thanks

Diane said...

I have wondered if the ink would color some old ear rings that were no longer gold. What do you think?
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Angela Grasse said...

Hi Karen
I applied the inks with the felt applicator they sell to use with the inks. You put the ink on the applicator and dab it onto the trim. Super simple. Can't seem to paste a link here but if you go to Youtube and search Tim Holtz and alcohol inks you will get a good video.
warm regards
Angela

Lisa Alff said...

Oh Angela they are gorgeous, thanks for the idea, I have some trims like that and you have once again inspired me!!!!!!!! hugs Lisa