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Do you ever wonder what you can do with alcohol inks and polymer clay?

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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Stamps, stamps, and more stamps for scrapbooking, card making polymer clay and more.

Rubber Stamps, clear stamps and more stamps,  no matter the kind. Don’t you just love them??

Artist Sue Coccia has a line of Animal Spirit stamps I started caring earlier this year. They are beautiful just full of native american symbols and images in each stamp.

For instance the Dragonfly brings enlightenment and wisdom through transformation. She “sees all” and the Crow is watchful and wise counsel. The Snake brings understanding and power. Look for the Ladybug, she flies in with happiness and good luck.

 

I use stamps mainly in my love of polymer clay either for textures, Sutton slice or just pain stamping the design or a portion of it.

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using for imprinting

using the sutton slice

using the sutton slice

I can’t wait to start to use some of these I might just have to do some coloring with my chameleon pens as well. Join the chat and show me how you use rubber stamps. If you follow my Facebook page I would love to see what you are doing with stamps.

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Polar Bear

Polar Bear