How-To: Piñata Alcohol Ink
What can you do with Piñata Alcohol Ink?
Piñata Alcohol can be used in various art forms. We use it for creating Alcohol Ink art, colouring resin and for creating beautiful Petri art.
Remember Piñata Alcohol Ink is not UV resistant and will fade over time when exposed to UV/sunlight.
You can find more information on what else you can do with this product at the following link. Click Here for more information on Piñata Ink
Piñata Alcohol Ink as ink art
Creating Alcohol Ink art on ceramics or Yupo paper is so much fun. You never know what you are going to get.
To create art like this you will need Isopropyl Alcohol/Rubbing Alcohol of 91%. A lower percentage will not work. You can use a pipette to drop a few drops of clear alcohol on your work surface, now drop a coloured Piñata Ink on top. You can move or blow the ink over the surface with a hairdryer or even just a straw. Adding a torch into the mix also creates amazing effects as the alcohol burns off.
Get creative with colours and add some metallic inks to create something very special.
Make sure that your art is completely dry before sealing it. You can seal it either with your PoxyArt Craft Resin or you can seal it with 2 coats UV Archival Varnish followed by 2 coats of Kamar Varnish
Petri Resin Art
Piñata Alcohol ink can also be used to create Resin Petri Art.
To create Petri Art in Resin you can follow the following steps.
Step 1: Mix your PoxyArt Craft Resin as instructed, and pour into your mould.
Step 2: Add a few drops of coloured ink onto the resin, directly from your ink bottle.
Step 3: On top of those drops, now drop one drop of Blanco (white) Piñata ink.
Step 2 and 3 is considered one layer. You can now repeat step 2 and 3 as many times as you would like. Remember: The more layers you do the deeper the colour will drop in your resin. The thickness/ viscosity of your resin will also play a part. In a 10mm deep mould we would suggest about 2/3 layers of ink.
Step 4: This step is optional. You can drag a mixing stick through the ink to move it around in your resin mixture, but you do not need to do this as the ink will drop by itself as well. You can also pour clear resin over your droplets to create another effect.