Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alcohol Ink Experiments...

For the past few months, I have been experimenting with alcohol inks on all kinds of different materials.  I've played with everything from polymer clay, to ceramic.  I've even had success with bone and resin.  Enameling is great, but I have wanted to try my hand at further exploring the addition of color to metal without the aid of a torch or kiln.  I made THESE White Copper Dragon Pendants awhile ago and thought that they'd make excellent prototypes.

After the alcohol inks were painted on, I buffed the coin pendants with a brass brush and brought out the highlights in the raised areas.  I then sealed everything up under a few coats of a fixative aerosol.

I didn't know what to expect with this little experiment, but I'm quite pleased with all the results!


Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

These look great Andrew!
I have a few bottles of alcohol inks, bit haven't loved my results. I'll definitely have to try again.

CraftyHope said...

You should definitely be pleased, these are really gorgeous. I too love alcohol inks and will put them on anything not nailed down. I'm not sure I've had as beautiful a result as you have here. Keep it up!