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.
Edit: I ended up creating a tutorial using this process and you can find it on my website in the Shop called Ink Love.