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Old 10-28-2021, 07:30 AM   #1  
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Default Need help with salad spinner technique

I followed the directions in the tutorial. I used paper that came with an alcohol ink starter pack, so it must be alcohol ink compatible, right? I dropped in drops of the alcohol ink, and dropped in some of the blending solution that also came with the kit. Spin, spin, spin. But what I ended up with was just larger round splotches of ink. I got none of the rays of spreading ink that I've seen in the samples.
Can anyone guess what I did wrong? I could go get some regular alcohol, but figured the stuff in the kit should have worked.
help?!?
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For what it is worth.....In the past, using alcohol inks that way, the directions I was following asked me to lightly spray the paper with alcohol before dropping the ink . It always spread out....That said, I have never tried the salad spinner technique so I could be way off base....
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Oops, ignore this. I didn't read your question correctly. Sorry -- unfortunately I can't see how to delete this entry.
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hi Nancy Jo,
I posted the salad spinner technique. In my video, I used Rubbing Alcohol after dropping in the AI inks, then spun the spinner. If the drops are not moving, I'm guessing it may be your paper.
Maybe do what someone above mentioned, spray your paper first with Rubbing Alcohol (never Ranger Blender solution in a spray as it can be harmful, you can drip it in though)
I used paper called Yupo if that helps. If you need more help for it to work, please message me.
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I originally did the salad spinner technique using alcohol inks and isopropyl alcohol on both Yupo and on the back of Kirkland Photo Paper (my preferred paper for alcohol inks). What I found upon lifting the lid of the spinner is the fumes just about knocked me back so I looked for an alternative. I have quite a few colours of Acrylic Inks (Amsterdam, Liquitex etc) and found the fluidity of these, used along with a spritz of water gave me the exact type of look I was going for, without the stinky fumes. Not sure if I am allowed to link my video here and if I'm not, apologies. I use the Ikea salad spinner with a bit of blu-tak in the bottom to hold the card down while it spins (though having it flip up on the side wall also gives an interesting look!).
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hi Nancy Jo,
I posted the salad spinner technique. In my video, I used Rubbing Alcohol after dropping in the AI inks, then spun the spinner. If the drops are not moving, I'm guessing it may be your paper.
Maybe do what someone above mentioned, spray your paper first with Rubbing Alcohol (never Ranger Blender solution in a spray as it can be harmful, you can drip it in though)
I used paper called Yupo if that helps. If you need more help for it to work, please message me.
Thanks Karen. I will try the YUPO that I have. I just figured the paper that came with the alcohol ink starter kit should work. It helped to use the alcohol rather than the blending solution, but still not as much movement as I had hoped. I will keep trying.
I also noticed that the paper I used seemed to collect the ink on the edges of the paper and soak in there.
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I originally did the salad spinner technique using alcohol inks and isopropyl alcohol on both Yupo and on the back of Kirkland Photo Paper (my preferred paper for alcohol inks). What I found upon lifting the lid of the spinner is the fumes just about knocked me back so I looked for an alternative. I have quite a few colours of Acrylic Inks (Amsterdam, Liquitex etc) and found the fluidity of these, used along with a spritz of water gave me the exact type of look I was going for, without the stinky fumes. Not sure if I am allowed to link my video here and if I'm not, apologies. I use the Ikea salad spinner with a bit of blu-tak in the bottom to hold the card down while it spins (though having it flip up on the side wall also gives an interesting look!).
Thanks for giving me another option. I did notice the smell with the alcohol but it wasn't enough to stop me from trying again.
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I originally did the salad spinner technique using alcohol inks and isopropyl alcohol on both Yupo and on the back of Kirkland Photo Paper (my preferred paper for alcohol inks). What I found upon lifting the lid of the spinner is the fumes just about knocked me back so I looked for an alternative. I have quite a few colours of Acrylic Inks (Amsterdam, Liquitex etc) and found the fluidity of these, used along with a spritz of water gave me the exact type of look I was going for, without the stinky fumes. Not sure if I am allowed to link my video here and if I'm not, apologies. I use the Ikea salad spinner with a bit of blu-tak in the bottom to hold the card down while it spins (though having it flip up on the side wall also gives an interesting look!).
Oh you are always welcome to share your videos here - thank you!! Love the idea of the blu-tak too
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