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Alcohol ink, coffee cup, DIY

Alcohol ink, coffee cup, DIY

You’ve worked with alcohol inks before but have you tried this technique?

It’s called wrapping. You use plastic wrap to create crystal like details to a coffee mug, bowl, or tumbler!

What you need:

coffee mug 

plastic wrap 

paper towel 

rubbing alcohol (for clean up)

alcohol inks 

clear sealant (glaze or dishwasher safe mod podge)


step one: protect your surface and put one sheet of plastic wrap down 

step two: place your coffee cup in the middle of the plastic wrap 

step three: take your colors of your inks and drop around the base of your cup 

step four: lift up the plastic and tuck it over the opening of your mug to secure the plastic wrap, press the plastic wrap 

step five: let ink dry about 24 hours, when dry peel in a downward direction 

step six: seal your new cup with a dishwasher safe mod podge or clear glaze!

  Your mug is going to have all these cool swirls and mountains and crystal looking details that comes from the plastic wrap. It’s important to let the ink dry 100% before taking off the plastic wrap otherwise the details will start to smudge. 

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