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Tumbler Tutorials, tumbler inspiration, wood grain tumbler, marble tumbler, pour over tumbler, alcohol ink tumbler, beginning tumbler

Tumbler Tutorials, tumbler inspiration, wood grain tumbler, marble tumbler, pour over tumbler, alcohol ink tumbler, beginning tumbler

Tumblers have taken over the craft world by storm! And why do you think that is? Because they are beautiful, creative, cheaper to DIY, and you can personalize them. Plus, they are always fun to show off! Getting started might be confusing, or you have all this inspiration, but you don't know where to start!

I'm here to show you my three favorite tumblers to create!

• Marble

• Woodgrain

• Pour-over 

 

Let's talk Marble:

What you need: 

Stainless Steel Tumbler

• Alcohol inks 

• Blending Brushes 

Tutorial: 

Click here for the video tutorial

Step One: spray paint or paint your base white. Some crafters like to prep their tumblers by sanding them first.

Step Two: add drops of black ink to your blending bush, dab lightly in marble vein pattern.

Step Three: add drops of white to another blending brush and dab along your black vein pattern to blend the white and black edges. This will add depth and create a limestone pattern.

Step Four: (optional) I added metallic gold accents and a little bit of glitter.

Tip: Blending is the key. Fewer veins will help your tumbler from becoming muddled.

I sealed my tumbler with our Pixiss Diamond Resin to give it a beautiful glossy finish! 

Let's talk Wood Grain: 

What you need: 

Stainless Steel Tumbler

•  Alcohol Inks in Brown tones 

• 3 Paintbrushes 

Tutorial:

Click here for the video tutorial

Step One: spray paint or paint your base white. Some crafters like to prep their tumblers by sanding them first.

Step Two: take your ink colors, (I used caramel, espresso, and latte from Ranger. But you can use any wood grain colors you want) and squeeze a line vertically down your tumbler and brush in an up and down stroke pattern.

As you go around your tumbler, make a vertical line pattern with the colors. It is helpful to use a different paintbrush for each ink color to prevent the inks from muddling together.

To make the knots:

Take your darker color ink and lightest color ink. Drop your dark color and twist your brush to create an oval or circle shape. Drop in a light color the ink will spread, and as it drys, it creates a natural knotted look.

I sealed my cup with Pixiss Diamond Resin, but you can seal it with dishwasher safe Mod Podge as well! 

Let's talk Pour Tumbler: 

What you need: 

Stainless Steel Tumbler

• Your choice of acrylic paints and pouring medium. You can grab our pouring kit that includes both paints and mediums along with other useful tools! 

Tutorial:

Click here for the video tutorial

Step One: Mix paint and medium to a 1:1 ratio in a mixing cup. Keeping each color separate. A buttermilk consistency is what you are going for!

Step Two: Pour each cup into an empty mixing cup, taking turns with each color by layering your paint on top of each other one by one!

Step Three: Put your tumbler upside-down on a stack of cups or a tube that fits inside your tumbler. This is so the poured paint can run off the edges.

Step Four: When you have your tumbler upside-down, take your mixing cup that is about 3/4th full and flip it on the base of the tumbler. Slowly lift the cup up, your paint will run down the sides of the tumbler and drip off! Feel free to use any paint left in the cup to pour on the base of the tumbler to create more paint ripples.

Wait for the paint to dry 24 hours and then seal with resin to create a smooth finish! I sealed my cup with Pixiss Diamond Resin.

 

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