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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Check out this easy to do quick holiday project with
Tim Holtz and Ranger Alcohol Inks.
Ornaments 3 Ways.
Watercolored, Stamped and Solid.
There no limits to your imagination with these tools.
Tim Holtz along with Ranger put together this video and since I love alcohol inks. I knew I would have to give it a try. I’ve got my favorite inks. Now, I just have to get some glass ornaments!
This could be a wonderful backdrop to a polymer clay enhanced ornament.
You can make these custom gifts for the entire family using canned air and alcohol inks in minutes.
Here are a few tips:
Use the ink sparingly so it spreads and does not pool too much which will “muddy” the colors and ultimately the project. Also, as a note, both samples shown are using the Ranger Alcohol Inks which are translucent whereas the Pinata Alcohol Ink by Jacquard would be more vibrant and less translucent.
Check out what these other bloggers created. Melissa with Bliss Bloom made these cuties.
Watercolor Ornaments with Alcohol Ink.
Check out this one made by LulaBelle Handicrafts.