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Fired Ink Art

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Here is a unique way create art using ink, rubbing acohol, and fire!
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $13 Difficulty: Easy
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You will need alcohol ink which you can find in most craft stores in the stamping aisle. The ink must be alcohol based.
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Along with your ink, you will need 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol which can be found in the first aid aisle of most stores.
Pour the rubbing alcohol into a dropper bottle.
You will also need a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, a picture frame and a lighter.
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Begin by removing the back and glass from your picture frame.
Carefully place the glass onto the aluminum foil covered baking sheet.
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Drop the ink onto the glass.
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Drop the alcohol onto the ink.
You can pick up the glass and allow the colors to swirl together; however, the more you swirl, the more the colors will mix.



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Using a long lighter, set the alcohol on fire.
Allow the flame to burn itself out. This only takes a few seconds.
Allow the glass to dry.
Place the glass back into the frame.
Add a piece of what paper behind the glass.
Place the back onto the frame.

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You could do several for a gallery effect. Besides, once you start creating, you won't want to stop.
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They also look great on a window with the lights shining through.
Place the glass back inside the frame and secure the glass with the clips on the edges of the frame.
I attached mine using double-sized tape or you could attach a string and hang it.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Alcohol ink   (Michael's)
  • 91% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol   (Walmart)
  • Frame   (Walmart)
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