Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kraft Glassine & Alcohol Inks

Whew...we've been having some nasty thunderstorms here today...lots and lots of lightening pretty close by.  I'm just glad we haven't had the tornadoes that they've been having further south.  Very very sad...

Recently I've been experimenting a bit with the new Kraft Glassine Tim Holtz has in his product line just to see what I could do with it.  I thought I'd share my experiments with you.  I read somewhere that you "can't" use Alcohol Inks on it because of the wax coating.... 

You know me...don't tell me it "can't" be done cause you know I'll run right off and give it a try ;)  LOL!!  Sooooo, today I wanted to show you what glassine paper looks like paired with Alcohol Inks.

Kraft Glassine 001


Kraft Glassine
Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Ranger
Ink Blending Solution - Ranger
Ink Applicator & Felts

Kraft Glassine 003


1. Apply desired color(s) of Alcohol Ink to your felt.  Keep in mind the kraft glassine is pretty dark so you'll want to stay away from the really dark inks.  I find that the brights work best - dark enough to show up but still light enough to show through the paper.

2. Add a few drops of the Ink Blending Solution and pounce on the inks covering your sheet of glassine.

Kraft Glassine 004

3. Allow the inks to dry before you handle it. 

As you can see here the paper takes on a beautiful color....

Held up to my window (of course)

Kraft Glassine 006

Over white cardstock

Kraft Glassine 007

and over Ranger's new Foil Tape Sheets...

Kraft Glassine 009

I also thought it might be fun to crumble the glassine to see how the inks migrated into the creases.  I REALLY love this look....

Kraft Glassine 008

So, go ahead and dig out those inks and give the glassine a try!
I'm sure you'll love the results and have fun playing at the same time.


  1. Great article, Roni - I have some of that kraft glassine and must admit that when I got it, I was a little disappointed in how dark, thick, and opaque it was. I'm so happy to learn some techniques to try with it - thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Love the alcohol inks,so many possibilities!
    Hugs, amy

  3. Great colors and textures you have produced. Happy experimenting...

  4. Great info... I love the look of glassine paper. I really liked the look over the foil...

  5. Hi Roni -

    I love when you experiment! Especially since we are the recipients of the great results. I really love how this looks, especially when you crumple the glassine. And by the way, is that a kangaroo you punched out of the glassine? Cute!

    Elaine Allen

  6. i had got some last week.cause i saw flowers made out of my lss..ty for showing more of what you can do with this product..loves ya

  7. I like the way the alcohol inks look on all 3 samples. Just goes to show ya.......never say never.


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