I finally sat down and finished the projects I started using Clearsnap’s new Smooch Pearlized Inks. The colors are fabulous, but I found one drawback. While the inks do dry quickly on paper (and your fingers LOL) they do not dry fast on polymer clay. I found I needed to heat set the ink or let it sit overnight. Oh, the inks don’t crackle like I hoped they would once dried. It was more of a spreading, like mica powders do when you roll the clay thinner.
The third is a tag art pendant. I smeared the inks on black clay in a rainbow effect and let dry over night. I cut the clay into strips and made a basket weave. I used a metal embossing plate to add texture. The bail is black clay.
The last is a fish I molded, painted completely with the Siren (red), then highlighted with the Gold Lame and Pumpkin inks. A dab of green on the eye 🙂 Next time I will apply the fish to something before I paint it. Inro maybe? Was a little difficult to move after I painted the fish and it was wet. When I finally moved it to a tile to bake it I broke off 3 fins while trying to be careful. LOL Live and learn. Next time I’ll work on deli wrap so I can peel it away from the fish.