Alcohol Inks are one of my favorite products. They’re available in a huge range of colors, are forgiving when you work with them, and can create some amazing effects.
Today I’m stepping away from paper, Yupo, and my other “usual” surfaces, opting for ceramic tiles instead. The nice thing about working on the tiles is that they can be very functional, with the caveat that they’re properly sealed. They make great coasters or trivets,. If you want to get really into the process, you could create enough for a backsplash or to cover a small surface. Or go for some that are meant to be decorative only. No matter the end use, the creating is an incredible amount of fun!
In the video you’ll hear me discuss use Krylon’s Kamar Varnish to seal the tiles. Several (4 to 5) really light coats will do the job for simple objects like coasters. I have not used mine for something like a backsplash, but if you choose to I would suggest you “fix” the inks with Kamar, then use one that is meant to stand up to being splashed and clean. Check your local hardware store or big box home improvement one. That’s where I purchased the ceramic tiles, too. The 4″ x 4″ size generally sells for less than 20 cents each while the larger 6″ x 6″ size cost about 50 cents.
Supplies For This Video:
Joggles Fineline Applicators: 20/410 will fit the 1/2″ neck on this bottle. Choose either a 15, 16, or 18 gauge tip. A 15 gauge will be the easiest to squeeze.