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Alcohol Ink Splashy Splatter Star Ornaments

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handmade christmas star ornaments

Handmade alcohol ink star ornaments

alcohol ink ornaments

Handmade star ornament

I used the same technique with alcohol inks and canned air (the kind you get for cleaning your computer keyboards), as I did to make previous fun and colorful projects: Faux stained glass, Easter eggs, and colorful candles.

using canned air and alcohol inks

Alcohol ink star ornament

handmade christmas ornaments

Handmade Christmas ornaments are fun to make!

I cut out star shapes from corrugated cardboard and cereal boxes. I sandwiched the corrugated cardboard star between two of the cereal box “stars” and glued them together. Make sure you have the inside of the cereal box facing outward, otherwise, the alcohol inks won’t cover the pictures and wording on the boxes. Once dried, I Mod Podged the cereal boxes so the alcohol inks would have a more slippery service to splotch and sploosh around on. Once dried, I then followed the technique that I used in the above mentioned projects.

using alcohol inks

Close up of glitter on alcohol ink star

I wanted to cover up the corrugated cardboard, so I put a thick line of glue along the outside of the star and then heavily sprinkled glitter. Some of the glitter stuck to the star, but I didn’t mind. In fact, I think it’s cute that way. :)

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Written by Screaming Sardine

November 17th, 2012 at 11:21 pm