Saturday, May 28, 2016

Playing with Alcohol Inks

Many people these days are painting with alcohol inks and playing with alcohol inks. I myself use them to normally color the gourds that I'm working with but recently I decided to just play with them on a gourd I was making.

Materials used in this project

1 Med/Large Cannonball Gourd
A variety of alcohol inks that go together
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Proxxon Micromot Rotary Tool 50/E
White Spray Paint
Kamar Varnish (if you use this the ink won't move again)

To begin with I marked a circle where I wanted to cut my hole. After a little trial and error I now know what size to make it. I then drilled a hole inside the hole with my Proxxon Micromot Rotary Tool 50/E to start my blade in. Next I cut the hole with my Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E

 I sprayed the gourd with the white paint to give it a uniform surface to drop the ink on, plus gourds have a lot of yellow in their shell and some colors like blue do not keep their true colors.

 Once the white paint was dry, I dropped several colors of the alcohol inks onto the gourd and once that was dry I sealed the colors with the Kamar Varnish. This is the final result:

  Having the Proxxon Small Tools really helps me in so many ways when I'm working on a gourd. I have arthritis in my hands and their small, compactness makes them easier to handle. Check out these great tools at .



Barbara Janes said...

An easy project that will look great on a fall table. Love the colors.

Whitley Gibson said...

Looks very pretty!

Marsha King said...

That's awesome!