We love unique beads and jewelry components so when I found this video by Sona Grigoryan, I just had to share.
She takes lots of time creating her own textures which are awesome, but what I really like is how she makes and cures and core bead. Then she covers it with the textures she creates.
Wheather you want to create your own textures or use stamps, stencils, & imprint tools, or hand tools to create them its a super idea to create them on a core bead, to prevent distortion while your working.
Just imagine all the fun finishes you can use on these beads like paints, inks, waxes, inka gold and swellegant oh my!
Try something new and explore your way to a creative day at Lindas Art Spot.
March 8, 2018 in Kids Crafts, Polymer Clay, tips, tricks, Tools, Tutorials
Tagged alcohol ink, bead, bead making, custom, custom texture, how to make, polymer clay, polymer clay tools, polymer clay tutorial, sculpting, texture stamp, textures
When we talk alcohol ink our minds usually go in one of two directions bottled ink like Adirondack & Piñata OR markers and pens. But guess what they both have their place in polymer clay. And they can go together in the same project. 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 how to 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. I’ll be coving more on this in the future but for now here is Pamela’s tutorial is about using the inks on ceramic tiles however techniques are the same techniques that I’ve applied to both raw and cured clay.
alcohol ink pens on sculpey Primo glitter gold polymer clay
But what if you want to have some control have you considered an alcohol based marker like Chameleon Pens that offer fine line detail and even ombre effects. Syndee Holt like to uses both decals and silkscreen to apply a design and then you can simply color in the design with your alcohol based ink pens like the Chameleon pens.
painting with inks using a water brush filled with blending solution gives you control and longer working times
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 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, be on the look out next week I’ll talk about how to organize and work with with this messy buy fun exciting media.
Till then Happy Claying,
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