Jewel Tone Tags With Alcohol Inks and Aluminum Foil

I created this tag using alcohol Inks, aluminum foil, a craft tag, embossing folder and my Texture Boutique. You can achieve gorgeous, vibrant jewel tones with alcohol inks on tags, backgrounds, glass, metal. I created a tag, I think it’ll look great on holiday package.

If you don’t have an embosser, no worries. Towards the end of this post I share a different technique you can try.

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I covered a craft tag with aluminum foil that I had in the kitchen and secured it using a bit of Scor-Tape on the back.

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Next I placed it in an embossing folder and ran it through my Texture Boutique, removed it and dropped alcohol inks straight onto the embossed tag, allowing the colors to pool and blend on their own. I didn’t use any blending solution, but if you find you need some and don’t have any on hand, alcohol can be used in a pinch.

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These are the Ranger Inks that I used for this tag

Next I just let it dry completely and added a ribbon to it!

2014-11-08 12.47.51As promised, if you don’t have an embosser, here’s a different technique that you can use to create a tag, an ATC, or even cover a canvas. I chose to work with an ATC, a small piece of aluminum foil and 3 more Ranger Inks.

2014-11-01 15.40.49 2014-11-01 15.52.26 I wadded up the aluminum foil into a ball, flattened it out a bit and covered my ATC, folding the edges around back.

2014-11-01 15.54.11 2014-11-01 16.12.51 Just as in the technique I shared above, I dropped alcohol ink straight onto the ATC, allowing the colors to pool and blend on their own. Again, I didn’t use blending solution.

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What I ended up with, when dry, was a beautifully vibrant background accentuated by the metallic folds of the foil.


1 Comment on Jewel Tone Tags With Alcohol Inks and Aluminum Foil

  1. papict
    November 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

    I am coveting your first tag. I adore those jewel / peacock colours and I love how the inks look against the metallic of the foil. Thanks for an informative post.


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