Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Mirrored & Glossy Cardstock,

Mixatives & Waterbased Markers

WOW! What a cool video this week! 
Exploring further with alcohol-based goodies with a small yet enticing surprise at the end! 

Series in Review

In Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper Series: WEEK #1, there were several ways alcohol inks could be made using some of the supplies you have at home. Using Dura-Lar to replace the Yupo paper was suggested. Click on the link below to start this NEW SERIES!
Video of WEEK #1

In Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper: WEEK #2 there was a little moving and a grooving going on! Different techniques were used in the different papers. There were beautiful results! Click on the photo below to view video WEEK #2!

Video WEEK #2

Alcohol Blending Solution


Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper Series: WEEK #3 continued the excitement. Just by using a blender pen, already dry ink could be removed from Yupo paper! The result was a picture of a beautiful Calla Lily! A recipe for making your own Blending Solution was discussed. You can click on the picture below to be taken right to the video!

Video of WEEK #3

OHUHU Alcohol markers


What else can be done with these inks? Whether you are using your DIY alcohol inks or purchased ones, there are different surfaces that they can be used on. If the surface is absorbent, the ink will soak in and it won't move. So, a shiny, glossy side is required. 

One such surface is glossy cardstock. This is a slightly thick cardstock that has an absorbent side on one side and a smooth, shiny finish on the other. It's very comparable to photo paper.

Ranger Glossy Cardstock, 8-1/2-Inch-by-11-Inch, 10-Pack, White

Apply your inks as if it was Yupo paper. Try making it run, blowing it and then using a straw! It should move and blend similarily. 

A viewer of the prior videos sent in a masterpiece she created on MIRRORED cardstock! Oh my gosh, it was so very beautiful! The gold showed through in spots and the shine brightened the colors. You'll get a chance to see it! 

So naturally, the process was repeated to show the viewers how to achieve these results.What about mirrored cardstock? Yes, cardstock that you can see yourself in! How would the inks look on gold?

MIRROR GOLD Mirricard Premium Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 100lb/12 pt.


MIRROR SILVER Mirricard Premium Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 100lb/12 pt.

There are other colors available to experiment with as well. 

MIRROR BLACK Mirricard Premium Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 100lb/12 pt

What about a Metallic Mixative
SILVER mixative added to alcohol inks

Click the photo below to be taken to Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper Series: WEEK #4!
The video for WEEK #4

Exploring New Horizons

What will WEEK #5 hold in store? Watch the video for a sneak peek!

All of the pictures that have blue captions are links to more information and an option to purchase at Amazon. Purchasing through Amazon helps Koala T Crafts continue on the YouTube Channel.

We all would love to see your creations as you play along with us! An album has been created on the Facebook page to download your artwork. Just click on 'Photos' up in the left-hand corner. Click on 'Albums' and then on the picture of the Alcohol Ink Design. Enter your artwork there!

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When you make a monthly or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps like the Envelope Challenge and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue with her tutorials! Sign up at Patreon! 

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When can I see the NEW videos?

This series continues at 5:00pm CST on Free Play Fridays! Remember to watch Koala T Crafts on Wednesdays for One in Ten by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece!

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Remember great things happen to those that create! 
 Artistically Yours,

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1 comment:

  1. WOW, I have never got on with alcohol inks but the affects you are getting are incredible.