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gasoline stain

About this design:

My first experience with Adirondack alcohol inks. I cut an aluminum disk, texturized it with a diamond-pattern stamp, then used 3 different colors of alcohol ink. It took a couple of tries to get both disks to look reasonably symmetrical but the Adirondack blending solution allows you to wipe your metal clean and start all over again. Good for beginners!


Aluminum, freshwater pearls, silver tone jump rings, chain and earwires.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Fabulous,with a capital FAB! :)

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    These are AWESOME!!!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I’ve been messing with it, too! (the ink) and I started hammering letters and words (poems actually :) ) because you looked like you were having so much fun at it! The inks are fabulous on your discs here and I love the pearls!!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Loving what you have done with the inks, great design too :D

  5. rootware
    rootware says:

    Are you heating your metal up at all?? I have a bunch of ink based ‘patinas’ and metal colorants… and when I heat my metal up I seem to get better results. Otherwise the colors aren’t very intense. What is your technique?

  6. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Rootware, I haven’t tried heat…I haven’t graduated to torches yet. ;-)

    Has anyone ever tried mixing Vintaj Patinas with alcohol ink?

  7. rootware
    rootware says:

    Doktor… you can use your oven. About 200 degrees will heat up your metal just fine, and you can pull it out and paint away. Of course… you have to use tweezers or remember not to actually touch the piece. I forget a lot and have the blisters to show it ;-)

  8. rootware
    rootware says:

    ps… I have a friend that uses stains and inks from sculpt nouveau… she let me play with some of them and I liked them. I am not sure if you can mix the vintaj with alcohol inks. I have gotten the feeling that vintaj is more like latex or acrylic and might not mix with the alcohol based inks but I could be very wrong!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Lovely job with the inks!

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