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Ink and Brass

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I've happily made the plunge into alcohol inks and experimenting with both metals and poly clay. Here are a few examples. The earrings are brass filigree with plum and green ink. Added some dark gold acrylic paint to the edges. Sealed with Renaissance Wax. Also shown is a piece of copper and some poly clay beads. The little round bead has ink mixed with a liquid poly clay medium.
Any advice from those experienced is very welcome.


Brass, ink, acrylic paint, Czech picasso beads

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  1. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Love these colors! Good job!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I have no experience what-so-ever but let me say, I really love how all these turned out!
    The poly clay and copper experiments really speak to me!

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Ha! It is fun to play with those inks! Your pieces are fantastic! Loving that heart esp.

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    OMG! These are amazing! 8O I especially love that little heart. Incredible job! :D

  5. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    These are beauties. Ditto what Cindy & Martha said – the hearts are amazing, as is that copper piece. Beautiful work.

  6. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love the copper blank what did you use on it?

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I painted alcohol ink directly on the copper with a small paint brush. You have to work quickly because the alcohol evaporates so fast. It blends very nicely too.

    Here is another photo of two pendants I made yesterday. Mixed the inks with Sculpty Liquid Translucent Clay. Painted on baked pieces made with off white poly clay. I did add some brown acrylic paint dots to the center of the flower with a toothpick. Baked again. Sealed with Renaissance Wax. These look like ceramic beads that have been glazed. Love the look!


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