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Does anyone know if there is a substitute for the blending solution that is used with the alcohol ink techniques. I just bought the Tim Holtz alcohol inks, blending tools, blending pads, glossy paper and masks. I did not know that there is a blending solution that should be used. I did not see it on the shelf with the rest of his products. I am anxious to use the inks and now I find out that I am missing part of the technique. You are all so creative that I am thinking someone knows of a substitute...at least I hope so. Have a great day and thanks for the help!
I bought a container of ISO-PROPYAL alcohol online, I think thats the equivalent of 91% rubbing alcohol- works brilliantly. Good idea to decant into a (much) smaller bottle though.Maybe a fine tipped glue bottle? You can get rubbing alcohol from Chemists(drugstores) or from hairdressing suppliers, they use it for cleaning combs etc. also from tatooists suppliers- again used for cleaning equipment. And it does work out way cheaper than the branded one-and if you check out the label on the 'real' stuff, it reads '' Ethanol,Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether, Isopropanol''.
I use 70% IsoPropyl Alcohol to clean up my area where I airbrush. Works like a charm. I actually bought a huge bottle and transferred it to a large spray bottle. So after I am done airbrushing (I have a plastic craft mat under my thing), I just spritz and wipe off. Clean as a whistle. I have also used the spray bottle when I have airbrushed on glossy photo paper to spritz it and get a really neat effect. Haven't used it on any cards yet though.