Tuesday, February 14, 2012

As I mentioned, I have been playing around with alcohol inks over the past couple of days. Some pieces came out great and others ended up in the "bin".

The "bin" is where I toss things I make that I don't really care for. Some things end up coming back out after I have looked at them a few times and thought more about them but most things never see the light of day again.

Lately I have been enamored with ceramic jewelry components and beads. I don't have a kiln or even the vaguest idea of how to make ceramic pieces. So faux will have to do for now. This is my first attempt at faux ceramic.

I am trying to figure out the best way to apply the inks. With the brush I get blobs of color and with the make up sponges I get a smoother application. The blobs are more interesting I think as they are more like watercolors and seem to take on a life of their own, as in this piece.

I really like these two colors together. The green is called Willow and the purple, Eggplant. Both colors are by Ranger Inks.

Right now I am on the heating pad as I appear to be having a bout with sciatica.If anyone has any suggestions as to what works for it I am all ears! I am hoping it will be gone by Saturday as we are leaving for our annual trek to the desert of Tucson. I love hiking and so I am hoping for a speedy recovery so I can hike in the desert!


Anonymous said...

I hope you do feel better in time for Tucson!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

You are so talented! =)


Mª Reyes said...

Espero que se acabe el ataque de ciática y puedas realizar la excursión prevista para el sábado. El trabajo es muy bonito. Besos

Jean A. Wells said...

The owl piece looks exactly like ceramic. And, I too love those two colors together. Keep experimenting - and would you please send me whatever is in your bin -- I am sure you are being way too hard on the stuff in there. lol

As for your back, get to a good chiropractor. I have the same problem from time to time and have found that a once a month adjustment which only costs me $20 keeps it at bay. Immediately, run (or hobble) don't walk.

Now, off to join your blog.

Jean A. Wells said...

Oh, one more thing - I love those turquoise beads you just listed this morning.

Sarah Sequins said...

I wish I knew something about sciatica so I could offer some advice!

Ohh, pretty! I really like the effect of the alcohol inks. Aren't they fun to play with? I took a class on using them on plexi-glass, and I was really fond of the metallic ones.