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Quick and beautiful glass ornaments made with alcohol ink and canned air

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.

Textures of nature: A great free tutorial for polymer clay artists

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!

flower pendant

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.

air dried clay for molding

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.

relief molds

relief molds

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.

colored

And finally she adds a layer of resin to offer a tremendous depth to the piece.  My favorite is ProTec Powder Paint.

stages

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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