Hi Julie, there are lots of alcohol ink/sharpie ideas here:
Here's another tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO00y1QWPpA
Here is a project on Hometalk.
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Personally, I would have small pots of alcohol into which I could stand a sharpie's and then use a brush to spread it or paint it onto the paper or fabric, but I can't say I have ever tried it - YET!