I’m so in love with alcohol ink – they are exciting and vibrant and can do sooooooo much. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of explorations and experiments as I’ve continued working with alcohol inks and polymer clay.  I’ve been playing with all sorts of things and have been pushing the medium to see what else it will do.  As usual, one technique leads to another and sometimes surprising results can happen.  This is exactly the reason I get so excited about this product – there’s always something to discover. One important factor I did find out is that some of the inks fade over time. Veneers I’ve created with different surface treatments have managed to last quite a while and I’ve been able to use them for some months after. However, I noticed the fading happen quite quickly with some of the inks (only some of them mind you).  I created a beautiful blue veneer which hasn’t faded at all and yet one of the green ones was considerably different two days later.  I didn’t want to have to test every single colour (yes, lazy me!) so decided I would simply have to use the veneers straight away to avoid the fading problem.  One very cool thing to remember about alcohol ink is that it stains the clay and doesn’t wash off…this can be used to your advantage when working with resists.  So I’m sharing quite a few pics of the pieces I’ve created over the last couple of weeks rather than bombard you all on Facebook.  As I’m accumulating so many components I’ve booked a showcase with Handmade Alchemy on Facebook and will be selling off quite a few of these pieces (plus many, many more) on August 13 and 14, 2017.  I’ve come to the realisation I’m totally addicted to this medium as well.  If I’m not in the studio creating, I’m thinking about being in the studio creating…I think I’m in deep trouble 🙂

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Iona Heck
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Very interesting, and some look like real stones. Love you work , and what you are doing with the inks.

Dayl
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Just loving the inkspiration!!! Turquoise and teals are so yummy…did I hear you say something about a tutorial…..yes please!!!!!

Lyne Chant
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I think I want to move to WA

Tracy callahan
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I love what you have done with the inks. Would love to learn more. You do a wonderful job of exploring and pushing the medium to new heights.

Debbie Crothers
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Thanks so much Tracy…what a lovely thing to say. Hopefully the tutorials will “play nice” and it won’t take long 🙂

Lupe Meter
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Absolute Gorgeousness!! Your work always amazes me and inspires me, Debbie! Definitely must try this!!

Debbie Crothers
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Awwww thanks Lupe and I really appreciate your comment here too. There are a few different techniques here and they are all very addictive. I just wanna keep making veneers hahaha 🙂

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