How Do You Make Your Own Blending Solution?

by | Mar 29, 2018 | FAQs

Blending Solution

Recipe for blending solution: variations from our community

  • 6 drops glycerin in 3 oz. 91% alcohol.
  • 2 drops glycerin in 50ml alcohol

Glycerin is an organic compound known more formally as glycerol. Its common sources are animal fat and vegetable oil. Glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid at room temperature, and it has a sweet taste. It’s most commonly used in soap and is also a common ingredient in many pharmaceuticals. It is available online, in Walmarts and most drug stores.  Some of our members have found that the glycerin most commonly sold is not vegetable glycerin, and that glycerin marked as that is significantly better than the more common kinds sold in CVS/ Walmart. It is sometimes available at Michaels in the cake decorating section. (Thanks to Regina Whelan for the picture.)

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  1. Hamza Ali

    Will be testing this for the first time on my first yupo/alcohol ink based project, excited! =D

  2. Kim

    I made my own solution- worked very well to paint with but some parts of my tiles still aren’t dry a day later. Any suggestions?

    • Jennifer Warren

      Use a little less glycerine.

  3. Clyde Beckman

    Hoping this will work for leather and gourds


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