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,
Posted in blog, General, Polymer Clay, Polymer Clay, tips, tricks, Tutorials
Tagged Adirondack, alcohol ink, alcohol pens, blending solution, chameleon, chameleon pens, ink, ink palette, jacquard, Jacquard Piñata, ombre, painting, polymer clay, polymer clay tutorial, Ranger, silkscreen, stamps, syndee holt, tim holtz, tips, tricks, water brush, waterbrush
Drum roll please….. Check it out Syndee Holt polymer clay artist, photographer and all around creative has created her own stamp designs.
I am luck enough to belong to the very same guild as Syndee, so I get lots of tips and tricks first hand. This year at Sandy Camp the guild retreat run by the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Syndee introduced her new stamp designs. I knew they were coming as I already had them on order with the manufacture but had not gotten my shipment yet so it was fun to see what was on the way.
Syndee Holt is the ultimate giver and sharer of knowledge, and excitement. This year at Sandy Camp it was no different. Syndee did several demos. She did one on photographing your work which was awesome, one demo using her favorite stamp the 2207J to make faux raku,
Syndee’s faux raku using 2207J
and last but not least one using her wonderful new stamps with both positive and negative images. She has even done a tutorial for the circle in circle pendant below. Its always fun seeing what Syndee is up too while soaking up some of her exciting energy!
A great big thanks Syndee!
Check out a few pieces that she has made using her very own stamp designs and as always with Syndee she has added these designs with her own dramatic surface techniques for stunning results.
In this one she used a transfer on the top section and the positive stamps imprint for the subtle bottom black layer.
Again this shows the wonderful results you can get by using the positive and negative of the very same design, and I say ya gotta love it. Way to go Syndee!
Syndee Holt stamp designs
GOTTA HAVE THESE ?
You can find Syndee’s designs and even her favorite 2207J stamp at Lindas Art Spot
Posted in General, tips, tricks, Tutorials
Tagged 2207J, designs, jewelry, jewelry tutorial, Judikins, polymer clay tools, polymer clay tutorial, Premo, Sculpey, souffle, stamp, syndee holt