Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls and Alloy Glass Resin Conversation Hearts

Hello again this week, and welcome to another Ranger new product post! This time Tim Holtz has launched six new colors of Alcohol Pearls and one new Alloy, to go along with the Alcohol Ink line.  All of the colors are beautiful and the names of them are so regal and yummy! There is Opulent, Divine, Elixir, Radiant, Scorch, and Intense Pearls and Rose Alloy. I hope you were able to catch his Live earlier today, but if you didn't he always has a replay, and you can learn so much more about them as well as see their lustrous beauty. I have used all of the new colors to make these blown glass resin filled conversation heart ornaments for Valentine's Day. I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had making them and how addicting they are to make with all these colors. I have had the glass hearts in my stash for about 16 years, and finally found a good use for them as they are so fragile and break so easy, so the resin has now made them super resilient and heavy, and the Pearls and Alloy made them over the top gorgeous. I can't wait to give them out. Enjoy!
The extra Opulent heart with 'smile' was my tester, but it turned out so good that I included it in all the pics, so there are seven instead of six. Bonus!
 Squeeze a few drops of Crimson Alcohol Ink into the hole of the glass hearts and move it around. Spray one squirt of 91% Rubbing Alcohol into the hole and move the ink around further while pouring out the liquid and creating legs running down from the ink. 
Shake Rose Alloy really well until all sediment at the bottom is gone. Add a few drops of Rose into the heart and move around. Once you like the pattern, tip the heart to remove any liquid.
 Shake Opulent (or whatever color Pearl you want) really well until all the pearl sediment is gone. Add a few drops of Opulent into the heart and move around, creating legs, and pour out the liquid after you like the look. Repeat any of the above steps until you like the look of the heart, and hang it to dry out. 
 Once wet liquid is gone, place hearts upside down into a container so they are straight up. The pattern will continue to move until dry. Repeat all the steps above with more hearts using different colors of Pearl on each one. 
Mix up Resin per instructions, and pour into a bottle with a nib that will fit into the holes of the hearts. Squeeze Resin into the hearts until filled up. I used two kits for seven hearts. Leave these sitting upright at least over night until the Resin cures. The 91% Rubbing Alcohol cleans the resin up well, especially off skin, tools, and the outside of the hearts.

Clean outside of hearts with rubbing alcohol. Apply Remnant Rubs words to the center of the hearts. Remove old string and add new string.
(91% Rubbing Alcohol in Sprayer, Plastic Cup, Stir Stick, Syringe or Fine Nib Bottle) 
-Hollow Blown Glass Heart Ornaments with Blow Hole 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Crimson 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Alloy: Rose 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls: Opulent, Divine, Elixir, Radiant, Scorch, Intense 
-Ranger Clear Resin Kit 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tiny Text Remnant Rubs 
-Thin Ribbon
I will be back again soonish. Thank you truly for stopping by here. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!