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.
polymer clay that’s been tinted with alcohol ink by Ginger Davis Allman
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.
Alcohol backgrounds and images using bottled alcohol inks by Pamela
I love coming up with wonderful laminates of colors and even backgrounds behind stamped or silkscreened images.
alcohol ink pens on sculpey Primo glitter gold polymer clay
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.
Till then Happy Claying,
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Photo credit: Marabu
If you’re looking for new ways to play with alcohol ink and achieve fun effects, why not try Marabu Extender? The Extender increases the inks’ open time, lightens and lifts colors, and increases transparency.
We found a cool and simple blog post that explains the technique of creating dots on a beautiful alcohol ink background. It’s always good to have some new techniques up your sleeve, right? This is a fun and easy one. You’ll have a new masterpiece by dinner time.
Photo credit: Marabu
You can buy Marabu Extender and Alcohol Inks at Linda’s Art Spot. We also carry an Ink Tool Kit and this Fine Tip Water Brush to make your dots.
Marabu Extender and Alcohol Ink at Linda’s Art Spot