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Alcohol Ink MOD Panels

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Krisma, Aug 17, 2016.

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  1. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    We are definitely having fun. I am doing one pour, only because I worked out how much I need and it gets a bit chaotic doing too many at one time. I level desert spoon of each part mixed in a little plastic cup is just right for each panel plus the buttons. I have another couple of sets that are just curing so they will be ready tomorrow. :p
     
  2. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia

    Thank you. :p
     
  3. Chemical Bromance

    Chemical Bromance Like a Ninja! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2016
    Fantasy Island
    Don't mention it. I sent a link to this thread to a friend and he's blown away too!! Nice work!!

    Yupo is made from polypropylene. We use it for when we make retail tags, tent cards or postcards that need to with stand some handling without disintegrating like paper.
     
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  4. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    Another very pretty in real life one. Pity photos don't quite do it justice. More lava rock like this time.

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  5. rolf

    rolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    spokane wa
    now that is over the top !!!
    is that only one color ? and than lightened with blending solution ?
    just have to order more collors ...and a white tile to practice on .
    any fixative for the first coat ? sure would like to know the secrets to this one .
     
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  6. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    :p That one is almost accidental. I was trying to get the purples to stick by using various colours on the base coat. I used black for the highlight and it was just dreadful so I wiped it. The black left a stain on the yupo (where you see the purple) and I tried to follow the stain with the amethyst and then when I used the Reds it picked up some tinges of the black as well. I don't like using the blending solution because I like the colours to have some depth.

    These seem to just happen and I jokingly tell my hubby that I don't think I could replicate them on purpose. You will see what I mean when you start playing with them.

    This is another one done with the watermelon colour with touches of amethyst as the highlight and while it's pretty in your face bright it does not match any of my BB's. It started off with a lovely contrast but I lost the purple again so it left a subtle shadow of the design (a bit murky)

    [​IMG]

    Another way to practice is......I had some clear book covering film that I just put over some white card. You can just wipe that clean as well.
     
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  7. rolf

    rolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    spokane wa
     
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  8. rolf

    rolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    spokane wa
    krisma !
    the more I work with it the more fascinating it gets ! need more collors and went to the store and found some of the collors are not marked at all on the bottle others are marked on the back where you cant see them when they are in a package of three . the store opened a couple of packages for me . one of the bottles I got in the kit is not market either the label is like a brown leather color it is a very bright jello . sure not helpful to find a certain color . guess I have to order singles by name .
    what is surprising to me is that nobody comented on your matching drip tips !! and how you done that .
    beutifull .
     
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  9. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    We make the driptips ourselves (I show all those pics in my blog) even though I have oodles of them I still need to match some of them a bit better.

    I will have a look at my colours and see if I can see what it is.
     
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  10. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    Beautiful work Krisma. Thanks for the links and the info. Gotta learn more and maybe try this...
     
  11. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    Is great fun and for someone like me with few actual skills it's a neat way of being creative. :p

    I am still discovering lots of different ways of doing things and the effects you can get with different materials.
     
  12. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    So this can be used on any surface?
     
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  13. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    Non porous surfaces.

    So if you seal the base or canvas then yes

    These inks also work with the metal patina system swelegent and you can layer the inks and paints with sealing inbetween
     
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  14. Marina2

    Marina2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2015
    USA
    Such beautiful work, Krisma. I've been admiring these since you began posting them and I can tell you're having great fun with this. :)

    I have a mod now that I think might lend itself well to something like this. I got an eVic AIO and it comes with the stickers to customize the front and back panels. I'm thinking I could use the Yupo paper and double sided tape to make my own stickers to place on the AIO. Does this sound feasible to you? I'd have to mount them before final cure as there's a slight curve to the mod. There's also a slight recessed area where the stickers are placed so I think that would help give it a more polished look.

    I'm really excited about this media and find myself checking out all sorts of things for possible application. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
     
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  15. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    I definitely think it would and I have one of them coming as well so I can join you in the play. Plus they give you spare stickers to use as a template. I cut the panels after I finish a larger piece. You never know which bit looks the best. :p

    I think the key with the curves is to time the mounting of the panels and depending on the thickness of your resin. The good thing about the resin is the lovely edge so even if it sticks out from the inset ridge it is still nice to the touch.

    I use the 3m super sticky double sided glue sheets which I am sure you will be able to source. (It is much stronger than normal double side tape) and I have not taken the step of permanent fixture. Just in case I make more that I like better. :p

    I would love to see other people posting their creations.......the possibilities are endless.
     
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  16. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    Years ago I used to make small lamps out of wine bottles and other materials - I was thinking about trying to get back into that hobby and think this application would make them more unique...
     
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  17. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    If you are doing it on glass you can set fire to the alcohol and get even better colours and designs. ROFL
    I was getting a bit aggressive with the flambé technique on the tiles but had to stop when I shifted to yupo (it melts)
     
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  18. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    How well does the final finish hold up to wear and tear. If it is anything like resin I have worked with in the past it should be fairly permanent and strong.
     
  19. Marina2

    Marina2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2015
    USA
    I know what you mean about the edges. My brother works with Envirotex. He's an artist and sometimes paints on seashells (sand dollars) and coats them with it. They come out like glass with perfect edges.

    I'm glad to hear that you think it might work and I can't wait to see what you come up with when you get yours. Oh lord, I'm off to Hobby Lobby tomorrow. :D
     
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  20. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    These inks are as addictive as shinies. Can't say I am bored with vaping anymore :p
     
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