Have you tried the alcohol inks on brass or copper yet? I actually purchased some to use on polymer clay, but have seen some gorgeous pieces done on metals, so I was excited to try them out on both materials. Using it straight from the bottle means working very fast it dries very quickly, but you can rewet the piece with an alcohol blending solution. Also handy to clean off your inky hands when you do not heed the excellent advice to wear gloves. Oops.
Here’s a look at some copper and two experimental polymer pieces. The little round button has alcohol ink mixed with a liquid translucent polymer clay, Sculpty brand. Yes, all this was quite an investment…hence the use of every Michaels discount coupon I could get my hands on. The actual clay is very cheap and goes a long way. It’s all the little do-dads and finishes that can add up.
The next two photos show some feminine romantic earrings I made yesterday with brass findings. The large filigree rounds have been painted with alcohol ink and touched around the edges with a dark gold acrylic paint for gleam.
All painted pieces sealed with Renaissance Wax.
Added some plum picasso Czech glass beads accents.
As you can see, I’m also fooling around with different frame effects on the PicMonkey photo editing site. Kinda cool, huh?