Monday, August 13, 2012

Alcohol Inks and Mailbox

Yesterday my husband installed a new mailbox post as our old one had long outlived its time. I bought a copper fence post top for it but realized it had a sealer on it so the copper would never become a wonderful turquoise patina. I realized that I could use my alcohol inks on it and get a fun look which is exactly what I did. I figured that if it didn't work, I could spray paint it.  Success! I'm happy and all the neighbors checked it out so I hope they are happy too.


  1. Really pretty Karen! I have been too cheap to buy those alcohol inks, but maybe I will ask for them for my birthday. Beautiful effect :-)

    1. Linda, It is instant gratification! Do ask for them for your birthday. They are so much fun to play with. Hugs, Karen

  2. While it's more common to just buy a pre-made post box from the store that includes the mailbox itself as well as the base and stand, you can actually make your own with several advantages. You can save money by constructing your own support system and imbue your own style on the box by doing something unique.


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