It's a Disco Party! How to Create Rainbow Disco Balls with Alcohol Inks
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I know it has been Christmas this and holiday that, look at these, and shop here and here and here... that's all important and exciting, absolutely, but I wanted to PAUSE and show you something that just brightens my life, my studio, and my day every time I see them.....
THESE Rainbow Disco Balls with alcohol inks!
I am going yo show you guys how to do them. These beauties are LIFE, I can't get enough of them and I am thrilled with how they turned out so I just have to interrupt holiday posting to spread the word on these balls of JOY!
Here is a little tutorial for the rainbow disco balls.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CREATE RAINBOW DISCO BALLS WITH ALCOHOL INKS
First things first — you’re going to need a crap ton of disco balls. I got mine from Amazon, all different sizes,
Then grab some Elevated Inks from Glitter Heart Co. They are the SHIMMER alcohol inks and they come in ALL the colors. When you're ready to start, shake the inks like crazy, like I mean LIKE crazy. The shimmer glitter sparkle is at the bottom and you want that stuff all mixed into the inks for the BEST results.
Once you’ve shaken the inks you just take a makeup sponge and dab dab dab all around. There are a few blending techniques you can find in my videos but the options for design are endless. If you check out Insta and TikTok you’ll see I did rainbows, tie-dye, different blends, flowers, ombre. I even did THE WORLD on one of them which is perfect for a kid's playroom or homeschool room! Get creative and do what speaks to you!
And that about sums it up! Pro-Tip: make sure you’re wearing gloves because this ink will stain your hands. But the good news is the ink drys so so so fast and you DO NOT need to seal these once dried. This technique allows you to keep that mirror reflection from the disco ball, unlike some others I’ve seen, and that was SO important to me! I want that shine, that reflection of light and color to just fill the space and they do JUST that. I couldn't be happier with how these turned out.
Now, I don’t know where you wanna put your disco balls but I NEEDED these on display at all times so I created a tinsel wall. I used 4 sheets of both iridescent and holographic tinsel as the backdrop for my little area, and hung the balls from the ceiling! Friggin Happiness.
I hope you love them as much as I do, and thanks for letting me PAUSE... but now back to your original scheduled programming... more CHRISTMAS things coming next week!