How-To Video: Alcohol Inks + Metallic Rub-Ons


The folks at Simon Says Stamp are having a huge event – STAMPtember – where they will be having free gifts, big sales, prizes and more all month. They asked if I could do a few things for their blog and I was honored to do so. Be sure to stop by the post HERE where Heidi shares some did-you-know-facts about me, along with a silly, embarrassing photo of me floating on the Vomit Comet. (For real.) And you can go HERE to see all the details on this video shown below. Oh! And both posts have a giveaway. If you do go post a comment, please say happy birthday to Heidi – SSS’s owner. Her big day was yesterday. (Love you, Heidi. I admire and respect you tremendously.)

So here is the video I did for Simon Says Stamp, using Metallic Rub-Ons and Alcohol Inks. I also show the new Snow Cap Alcohol Ink. I am in LOVE with this stuff. It is amazing. You can completely transfrom dark metal and other colored embellishments. I show it in action in the video, but recommend you check out Tim’s info about it HERE. He, after all, is the master. :)

Fun stuff, huh?

By the way, when you do alcohol ink, you need to be sure to use the felt pieces on the inking tool. And use foam pieces when you blend Distress Inks. Same tool, just different things you stick to it. :)

Before heading out, I wanted to remind you to check my last couple of posts for a chance to win some prizes. See you soon!

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  1. Very nice video! Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is fantastic my dear! Those rub ons are similar to gelato’s?

  3. Faith

    This is so very pretty! I love seeing how you and Tim Holtz use the same products and get your own very special “look” :) I’ll have to grab some of the metallic rub-0ns – haven’t played with those yet… Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Jean

    Amazing card! You really take the stress out of trying new techniques with your terrific videos.

  5. Dolly/scrapthat

    Very cool Jennifer! TFS!

  6. What a great card! Makes me want to try some metallic rub ons! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. This is gorgeous. I have those metallic rub ons. Never thought to use them for a whole background.

  8. Heidi

    Beautiful card.

  9. Janet L.

    Great video and gorgeous card! I already love alcohol inks so will be looking for the snowcap mixative.

  10. Hi Jennifer :-) I saw your video yesterday on the SSS blog ,, and saw your cool photo in the vomet comet too ,,, !! what an experience that must have been ! :-)
    Gorgeous card, simple and so very stylish ,, I will be getting some of the snow cap ink asap :-)
    Heidi has very generously enrolled me to take your class !!! woo hoo !!! I am sooo excited ,,, can’t wait to start !! :-)

    Lorraine ( aka Lols) x x x

  11. Dana D.

    Beautiful card and loved the video. Thanks Jennifer

  12. This is amazing! I can’t wait to get some of that new white alcohol ink and start using all the old metal embellishment pieces that I have hanging around. Thanks for helping me breath new life into out-dated supplies!!

  13. janet Wilson

    Magnificent!! I have seen you use Metallic rub-ons before and was always intrigued by them, now more than ever! Thank you :o )

  14. Gilda

    Lovely work as usual, Jennifer! I must get that background stamp.

  15. This is amazingly elegant. Love it.

  16. TamiB

    Great card. Thanks for the video.

  17. Awesome! That card would fit perfectly into the Sketch Challenge that was hosted yesterday over at Operation Write Home’s Stars and Stamps Blog. If you are interested in sharing it there, please go HERE!!

    I’m sure the OWH Gals/Guys would LOVE to see one of your cards!! :) I also heard the BIG news and so WISH I could be going along! It will be a wonderful trip and a dream for me! I loved the sweet video with Colin and hope you have a great time!!

    Very excited about Inspiration Showcase — only one more week. I did a write up on my blog again yesterday and hope it brings in more students! :)

    Happy Crafting and thank your for more great ideas!!

  18. Angie Hall

    Sooo one can use something besides their fingers to apply metalic rub-ons. Who knew? Lovel card as always. The repeating of the stamp was very effective. Thanks.

  19. Nancy S

    What a great new use for these inks! thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Carol Perry

    I really like that patina look with the embellishment. Beautiful card and colors to boot. Keep those videos coming. They help me more than you think. Thanks.

  21. Great video. Those metallic rubons look like a lot of fun!

  22. I love this card! Thanks so much for sharing how to color the metal frame. It is the first time I see the “white” paint.

  23. TFS Jennifer, the great video. BTW – loved the photo of you over at Heidi’s blog! Awesome to learn some unknown (to me anyways) facts about you.

  24. judith hayes

    Jennifer,thank you so much for the detailed video .I have seen the Metallic INks often,but didn’t know how to use them. You are so helpful with your clear instructions. I’ve already gone over to SimonSays and ordered the supplies to make this card. I live close to Archiver’s here in Houston,so I had some of the items needed. I am looking forward to using the Metallic inks and Tim Holtz’s
    ornate frames.
    I’m going to Heidi’s blog now.

  25. Barbara Albrecht

    I love the way your Ornate Frame turned out! I just got some Snow Cap mixative and need to play. I’ve got several “trays” of metallic rub-ons stashed somewhere…got them years ago when they were the “hot” item and never used them much. Thanks for reminding me and giving me yet more inspiration!!!

    Looking forward to the start of your class…it should be awesome with all the talent you’ve rounded up to teach!!!

  26. diane M

    This is a great video. More supplies to add to my I Want It list…

  27. Rebecca Campbell

    Your video was very informative. You make everything look so easy! I am definitely going to buy some of the ranger snow white fixative. Love the metal embellishment Thanks for sharing!!
    Looking forward to the inspiration class.

  28. judith hayes

    I am sorry I clicked “send” too early. Your card is lovely. I like how you used the same Basic Gray stamp on the panel as you did on the background.The Metallic Inks show up well on the Pool Card.

  29. DeeDee

    Love the card! I can’t wait to get my old metal embellishments out and try this new method! Metallic rubs on look fun!

  30. Joyce mcintosh

    You are such an inspiration. I love your videos. I can’t wait for class to begin. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Lovely as usual! I love your videos… you teach simply and enthusiastically! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  32. so beautiful! i’ll have to try it on the metal embellishments. thanks for the video, Jennifer!

  33. Mary H

    Another awesome video!! Thanks Jen!

  34. Jodi A

    Great video! Thanks! I have to break out my metalic rub-ons since I can’t remember the last time I’ve used them. Love when old products are given a new life just simply by remembering that you have them!

  35. Margaret Anne Clark

    Great video – thank you !

    SUPER looking forward to the inspiration class – getting organised this weekend for it !!

  36. I got some great ideas from watching, love the new alcohol inks and the metallic rub ons are fab! Great video!

  37. Pam

    Beautiful! I loved the photo of you on the vomit comet. It was fun to find out that you studied engineering. Now I know I’m not the only former engineer who likes card making!

  38. Barbara Ghigliotty

    Another FABULOUS card, Jen! Thanks so much for the video!!!

  39. So beautiful! Makes me want to try alcohol ink now! hmm… I think a trip to ACMoore is coming up. Thanks for sharing. Love your videos! and beautiful card.

  40. Angie Boswell

    I absolutely love this Hello card. I thank you for the ink demo. I now have something to inspire me to use mine!!

  41. Wow–not only is this card stunning, but you held my attention the entire video. I am so inspired to try more with my alcohol inks now. Thanks! :)

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