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April showers bring lucite flowers

About this design:

I have to be honest- working in the flower beds in my yard is what inspired me. Actually violets are two shades of purple with a yellow centers. I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with alcohol ink


The violets are clear lucite flowers. The others are frosted white. The other thing I forgot to mention in my last entry was if you make a mistake or don’t like how it turned out, just use the alcohol blending solution and wipe it off. Finish with either a coat of Diamond glaze. I also tried mod lodge super hi-shine clear acrylic sealer. Inks are Tim Holtz Ranger alcohol inks. I’d love to see pics if anyone else does these- share your ideas and suggestions😀

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    WOW! Such a burst of color! This technique creates such a delightful effect–so many possibilities. I like the idea of creating your own personalized elements to design with rather than purchasing them. Hope to see what you make with all these beauties. :)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I’m on my desktop computer now and can really appreciate the color effects much better–these look like glass!

  3. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Oh my these are gorgeous!! This is amazing how much your technique makes them look like stained glass .

  4. kye
    kye says:

    This technique is fantastic! The colors you achieved are so rich and beautiful.

  5. Tana
    Tana says:

    Wow!! You make me wanna try this. Soon as I see daughter I will show her your work, she’d be good at this (well, maybe me also) :)
    I’ve been making a pair of earrings for our family girls for 28 years and you’ve just given me a new idea! A beautiful new change for sure!!!
    Oldest sister has painted on canvas w/alcohol inks. I’ll look in “my photos” I might have pic to show you in the Attach picture box below

  6. Tana
    Tana says:

    Here’s a sample color schemes, Robin :)


  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Tana, Beautiful canvas art–love the vibrant colors!

  8. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    wow that piece of art is awesome- the colors are great together. This is really fun and its pretty hard to mess up it up (too many colors too fast and it gets muddy-alcohol blending product and wipe it off with a paper towel). please post what you do so we can all see. I think putting the beads together and making the actual earrings is just as important and probably harder than painting them. Most of the lucite earrings you see are vintage and/or victorian looking. Advice and thoughts are welcome!

  9. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Oh wow Tana that is a beautiful piece …I have to admit alcohol onks aren’t something I have really messed around with but I am definitely inspired now !! Robin the victorian looking findings makes them look like beautiful tiffany type lamps …I think you chose perfectly

  10. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Inks not oinks LOL

  11. cpatterson411
    cpatterson411 says:

    Very awesome idea. I love the mixing and making it uniquely yours.

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Spell check

  13. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    These see so pretty! Perfect for spring!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    What a fun technique! These are like little jewels you can use in your designs. I love how the inks can blend in beautiful unexpected ways on the petals. Thanks for sharing! Now….where did I put my alcohol inks…

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Looks like fun. Great color! Love ‘em!

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