Tuesday, 18 October 2011

ZIG Design Team Tutorial - Faking it with Kurecolor Alcohol Inks

Hello, it's Jaine here to show you how to use your alcohol inks to add a touch of distress to your projects and create some faux tarnished silver effects. Prepare to get inky.

To have a go for yourself, you'll need your Kurecolor Alcohol ink in black, metal foil (drinks cans work well) and an embossing folder.

The first thing to do is to emboss your silver metal foil. For best results use an embossing folder with lots of detail and nooks and crannies.

This is the part where you'll get pretty inky.

Taking an inking tool or sponge, cover the entire image with black ink making sure it goes well into those little details.

Using blending solution and a cloth, gently remove the ink from the raised surface of the design.  The result looks more realistic if you wipe in one direction only rather than randomly.

Here you can see the results on different materials and colours. On the left I used textured silver card which gave me a really cool result looking like tin. On the right I used copper foil and covered with green Alcohol ink to create a verdigris effect.  The skull at the bottom is embossed grungeboard which I painted with terra cotta acrylic paint, then used the green Alcohol ink to distress it which I think makes it look like real Terra cotta clay. 

Here you can see how I used them.

Have a go for yourself and try different materials and colour combinations to create some grungy effects.