Tuesday, October 2, 2012

cool stuff.

I played around with alcohol inks on metal today.  How fun is this stuff.  I've really not used it much, but had an inspiration to try it on some copper that I had already soaked in ammonia - really cool, but no pictures of finished work tonight.  I'm going to set up the 'photo studio' tomorrow and get a bunch done at once!





6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color effects! I keep wanting to play around with different patinas and coloring but I never seem to get around to it.

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  2. It was really fun, and 'freeing', as I just let go of controlling what the colors or metal did. Good exercise for me, actually, as sometimes I tend to look too hard at a piece and 'overwork' it.

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  4. The inks look great on your metal. I really need to explore their usages more--I've mainly used them for easier purposes on polymer beads and such. One of the issues is that the colors I have are so boring and they're so dark they don't really blend in very interesting ways. I saw a DIY alcohol ink thing on Pinterest using kool aid powder, wonder how that would turn out...

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  5. oh wow, I never thought about the kool aid powder. That might look great with a fixative!

    I'm really into these inks, but they are tricky. Wish I had a deep blue, but maybe next time.
    xoxo

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  6. I went to look at it and comments were that the kool aid version wasn't working with metal; there is another version that uses rit dye and rubbing alcohol. I use Rit for coloring a lot of things aside from fiber--natural material beads, polymer beads, paper, etc., but of course I've always mixed it with water. I'm going to try mixing Rit liquid dye with alcohol this weekend. I'll blog about it if it turns out well. Would be excellent if it actually worked on metal.

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