How To: Use Liquid Metal with Alcohol Ink

Designed By: Kendall Mills, IG: @kendallwritesonthings
Time to Complete: 15 - 20 minutes + Drying Time
Skill Level:
Messy Level:3
Age Range:9-12


PROJECT TIP: Layer more blending solution to allow the metallic to shine through


1: Shake your metallic inks WELL before using them.

2: Place blending solution, either with dropper or mister, onto clean surface area.

3: Taking your paint brush or dauber, apply Liquid Silver or Gold to the blending solution, using the applicator to spread the pigment around.

4: Apply more blending solution if necessary, and then drop in your alcohol ink.

5: Use your heat gun, straw, or dryer to move the ink and metallic flakes across the surface creating the patterns you want.

6: Repeat on different types of non-porous surfaces for different effects.

7: Set aside to dry. Seal 24 hours later to protect your work.

What You Need For This

Brea Reese Liquid Metal

Brea Reese Alcohol Ink (Slate used in video)

Brea Reese Acrylic Shapes (Rectangles and Hexagons used in video)

Brea Reese Paintbrushes

Brea Reese Misters



Empty Palette

Ceramic Tiles

Heat Gun, Hair Dryer, Straws etc. to move ink across surface