Virtual Refrigerator-- Fired Alcohol Art

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.

Oh boy did we ever have fun with this art project.  My boys heard the word "fire" and they just could not wait to dive into this new project I found on Pinterest for us to try! Fired alcohol ink art looked so intriguing and I just knew I would not have to cajole anyone into trying it out.

To do this project you will need: 

alcohol inks
cotton balls or a way to sprinkle the alcohol
glass (we used glass from dollar store frames)
a lighter
a flame resistant surface

We put some tin foil down to protect our tile table from the inks; not sure if they'd stain or not.  Then we set our piece of glass in the middle and dripped some of our alcohol inks over the surface.  W

We had two different brands of alcohol ink and as you can see one squirted out much faster than the other.

Then we wet some cotton balls with alcohol and squeezed them over our project spreading the alcohol over all the inks.

We set fire to the alcohol by holding a lighter near it and it quickly set fire to the whole project.  Once the alcohol is burned off the fire dies out naturally and the glass cools quite quickly.

We decided to try again now that we knew what to expect.  Evan wanted a turn and he choose to use just three colors; green, yellow, and teal.

Then Alec went and  he experimented with HOW he added the inks; some dots, some swirls, some outright drawings.

Then he used a lot of ink to coat the entire glass.

For our fourth and final attempt we worked cooperatively to make one last picture.

We found that not all of the inks felt dry after firing so we set them in the sun to dry.

After they were mostly dry I sprayed them all with an acrylic spray paint sealer and put them back into their original frames with some white paper behind them.

The bright white paper shows off the designs nicely.

Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.

Your art project doesn't need to be a stand alone post, nor does it need to be a tutorial.  We love day in the life posts or homeschooling wrap- ups that show art work too! 

So what do you have to share with us?

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  1. Oh wow! My son would love that! Cause FIRE!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, my kids would love this! Turned out with some pretty endings too. :)

    1. Yeah, I was quite pleased with how they turned out.

  3. Wow that's fascinating! Think we may need to give this one a go!


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