Did you know that you can dye buttons,ribbon, metal bits, and more with alcohol ink. The technique is simple! Put some buttons and/or ribbon in a zip lock bag. Sprinkle in the alcohol ink. Shake it up. Done. Instant aging or customizing colors for your art project.
I learned this simple but significant trick from Traci Bautista at Virginia Art and Soul 2007. Try it and let me know what you create!