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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Doris Clements
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Hi, I am new to alcohol inks and want to know if you have an online class to help me get started. I want to learn alcohol inks on polymer clay.

Debbie Crothers
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Hi Doris, I must admit, I do love to play with alcohol inks and polymer clay. I’m working on some tutorials at the moment actually. I can’t say when they’ll be done but I’ll definitely be blogging about them and will be sending out a newsletter also. If you’re not signed up to the newsletter already, you could do so and then you will hear when they’re released. Have a great day Doris. x

Ms. WJ
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Hi , how do I follow you in facebook? Also, do you make custom pieces? I want to start making beaded bracelets. Thank You!

Debbie Crothers
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Hi WJ, so nice to hear from you, thanks for getting in touch. You can follow my page on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/debbie.crothers.7
I don’t create custom pieces sorry WJ, I stopped that quite a while ago now. Good luck with your beaded bracelets. x

Jane Cox
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I too love the use of alcohol inks with polymer clay – you have produced some stunning pieces in fabulous colours. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

Cory Tompkins
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These are all amazing and beautiful! I’m just fascinated and can’t wait to see more.

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.

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