Happy April Fool's Day my crafty friends! I have no joke for you, because I just realized it was April Fool's at this moment. However, I am typing this to you with blue stained fingertips. It's a great look. I'm thinking alcohol ink staining could become a new, less painful trend than tattoo make-up? Hmmm, if I give it a try, you will be the first to know.
Technique #1: Alcohol Ink
I've never really used this type of ink before, but it sure was fun to play with! You can fill in the recessed parts of the charm, or wipe off the the raised area. Just pick the side you want.
Technique #2: Glitter
I used a fine point glue dispenser to fill the recessed areas with glue and then glitter.
Technique #3: Cover in Chiffona Paper (My favorite technique and much prettier in person!)
Our chiffona paper is strong enough to withstand being glued over the charm and then sanded off. I used acrylic medium to glue it in place. On the heart I wiped the medium off before pressing the paper down, I forgot this step on the feather. As you can see, the heart didn't have that extra layer of protection and got a bit scuffed with the sanding. The moral to that story is be sloppy and just coat the whole thing in medium, then sand off the raised areas.
By the time I finished all my experimenting yesterday, the evening sun was coming through the window. It was time to make dinner and so these little cuties will have to wait for another day to become part of a project. How would you use them?