Controlled Alcohol Ink Landscape Tumbler
Sand, prep and paint your stainless steel tumbler. When working with inks I only use matte white.
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Add 70% alcohol to your cup with a mister or dropper. The more you add the more your ink bleeds.
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Next add the green. I felt there was too much so I dabbed the excess off with a paper towel.
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Add some ink to your palette and use a sponge to add more green and cover the base.
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Alternate between your two greens to create your hills.
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Keep working your inks to create the lines that will form your hills and landscape.
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Now you’re ready to work on the sky. Add some ink to the rim of your cup with a fanned brush.
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Using the same brush add a little bit of orange right above your pink.
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Using a clean sponge dab a very small amount of alcohol throughout the sky to blend the colors.
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Continue working your way down to the orange and pink with only alcohol on your sponge.
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After blending dip the tip of a clean/dry sponge in the orange and add throughout the sky.
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Continue the same process with your yellow.
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Grab your alcohol sponge again and start blending your orange and yellow. Use a very small amount!
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Continue working your inks with the alcohol till you have them blended the way you like.
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Grab a thin sharpie and start drawing your trees, tent and birds. Get creative!
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I like to remove the ink from my tent to make it stand out. You can use a toothpick or tweezers.
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After you removed the ink from inside your tent touch up the lines with your sharpie.
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Let your inks completely dry then do three thin layers of Krylon UV resistant clear coat.
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Once your spray seal is dry apply a thin layer of Quick Coat. Let spin on your turner to dry.
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After the QC is dry you can add a layer of resin. Mix equal parts thoroughly.
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Place your cup on the turner and apply your resin.
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Quickly hit your tumbler with a torch to pop any bubbles. Repeat this step in about 15 minutes.
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Let your resin cure.
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Once cured you are ready to fill with your favorite drink and enjoy!
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What you'll need
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