This blog is about creating, designing and teaching handmade jewelry in the art mediums of Precious metal clay and polymer clay, in corporating semi-precious gems, freshwater pearls, czs, fine silver and sterling silver.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
How Much Ink Do You Need
In working on samples for a new class,
I have been creating jewelry using alcohol inks on transparent clay, with
varying results. The results, I've found, depends on the amount of ink, the
clay and the backing for your pendant or piece you are creating. I prefer to
use the inks, diluted with rubbing alcohol for a more watercolor wash look. The
inks grab and penetrate very quickly into the clay, so I have been diluting the
inks with alcohol and applying the ink from plastic palette wells with a small
brush or q-tips.