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Alcohol Pearls by Ranger Help You Make Beautiful Mixed Media Projects and Greeting Cards

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The new line of Alcohol Pearls by Tim Holtz was released just last year.  Alcohol Pearls are permanent, fast drying, pigment and dye inks formulated to create pearlescent colorful effects.

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They make beautiful note cards, don’t you think?  We could all use a friendly note in the mail right now.  What a great project it would be to make up some one-of-a-kind cards and send them out to your family and friends.  Alcohol Pearls are a great place to begin!  Linda’s Art Spot carries various sets   of Alcohol Pearls to get you started.

Full collection of Alcohol Pearls at Linda’s Art Spot

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 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,