When we talk alcohol ink our minds usually go in one direction, bottled ink like Marabu & Piñata. But guess what? They have a place in polymer clay. Below I will show you just a few of the ways that you can use alcohol inks with polymer clay.
I love using bottled ink to tint solid or liquid translucent clay. Check out this great tutorial by Ginger Davis Allman at Blue Bottle Tree. You can find the supplies she discussed here at Linda Art Spot.
I love coming up with wonderful laminates of colors and even backgrounds behind stamped or silkscreened images.
You can even paint with the bottled alcohol inks using inks and blends that have been dropped onto an ink palette, and reconstituted with 91% alcohol. Or for more extended working time and smoother blends, I prefer blending solution.
Some favorite painting tools of mine are ink applicators , cotton balls, toothpicks, an old toothbrush for splatters, canned air, straws for blowing through and by far my favorite is the Tim Holtz water brush. Filled with blending solution, its almost like watercolor painting.
Well I hope this have given you some thoughts and inspiration about how to play in the world of alcohol inks.