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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Some times we just need a field trip to open our minds and creative ideas. And this tutorial is giving me a perfect excuse to take a walk and pick a few weeds. LOL!
It appears she has used alcohol inks in this pendant.
I love the textures that nature offers and am often inspired by them so when I found this tutorial by Russian artist Julia Titova I just had to share.
Now let me back up and say, I believe that to be the artist’s name. Since the entire blog is in Russian and the site, the best I can tel,l is a forum of artists in the region I can’t be sure. So hopefully I have given the proper credit.
The best I can tell (using google translate) is that she is using air dry clay to make the relief of the flowers both fresh and dried and makes the pendants reinforcing it with resin. You could also use polymer clay or silicone mold making kits for a more stable longer lasting mold.
After the mold base had been made she then makes the relief imprint, and adds color in the form of my personal favorites alcohol inks or thinned acrylic paints.
And finally she adds a layer of resin to offer a tremendous depth to the piece. My favorite is ProTec Powder Paint.
For me this is just another excuse to play with nature and of course alcohol inks.
If you would like to see the full tutorial follow this link
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Have a happy crafting weekend!
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