Featuring Cool Adirondack Ink From Tim Holtz and Ranger:
Did you get any new craft supplies for Christmas? I sure did and one of my stocking stuffers was a 3 Pack of Tim Holtz’ Adirondack Alcohol Ink. The set I received is called ‘Nature Walk’ and includes the colors Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Stream (See Photo). Tim Holtz from Ranger is one of my favorite crafter’s out there. He has the coolest line of products!
Here is an Amazon link if you want to check out his inks:
I have been ‘dyeing’ (hehehe) to get my hands on some ‘real’ alcohol ink because my homemade alcohol ink recipes are just not strong enough for some of the techniques I have been wanting to try out.
One of the things I really love about working with polymer clay is the crossovers it has between many of the different craft media’s.
Scrapbooking supplies such as alcohol inks, pigment inks, embossing powders, rubber stamps, glitters, punches, embossing plates, eyelets, brads, stencils, powdered pigments, papers and much, much more, can all be used with polymer clay!
And it isn’t just scrapbooking that is compatible with polymer clay. There is also painting, screen printing, woodworking, beadwork (of course), wire working, sewing, knitting (buttons and beads), jewelry making, collage, mosaics, mold making, sculpting, dollhouse miniatures, dried flowers rosary making, and on and on!
So if you like to work in any of these media’s, you may want to consider adding polymer clay to your craft supplies inventory! Or if you are already working with polymer clay, you should consider combining it with some of other things listed above. Polymer clay is the mixed media artist’s dream!
It is a new year! And with every new year comes new possibilities. One of my 2009 goals is to come up with some creative ideas for using alcohol inks in my polymer clay bead making techniques! Ooooh the possibilities!!
Do you use Tim Holtz’ Adirondack Alcohol Inks with your polymer clay projects? If so, feel free to share your tips and stories below. I would love to hear them.