What Day Is It?

Have you found yourself asking the question ‘what day is it’ more often these days? I mean wow – I used to have trouble with the date, but now it’s day of the week! I missed posting yesterday – I think that was Wednesday. Not because I’m not doing anything, but because I’m doing lots!

WORKS IN PROGRESS

The other day I shared a photo of my work in progress, which will be my new line of alcohol ink jewellery. By the way, ‘the other day’ has become my new catch phrase, since I can’t remember when I did what anymore. If you missed that post, you can read it HERE. I’ll share the picture again, below.

What Day Is It?

So this is just a few of the pieces, after I had applied resin to the front.  Since doing that, I’ve now applied resin to the back of the earring pieces – the pendant trays won’t have resin on the back, since they’re metal. I’ve also finished applying resin to the fronts of more earrings.  I can’t wait until I’m done with all of these steps, so that I can put them together as actual earrings & pendants!

COASTERS

I’m also working on my coasters, which again, take a lot of steps. After applying the inks, I let them dry for 1 day. The next step is to spray 3 coats of Kamar sealant. This ensures that the inks won’t run or ‘shift’. I let them sit overnight to thoroughly dry, and then spray 3 coats of UV sealant.  Alcohol inks are not light-fast, which means that they fade over time & exposure to light. The UV sealant helps prevent this from happening.  Finally, the next day is the resin process! And because it is a ‘process’, I want to have several sets of coasters ready to resin at once. These ones, below, are ready for resin. You can read the details about how I made these ones in THIS post.

What Day Is It

I’ve just finished spraying the Kamar sealer onto these ones, below – that’s why they’re in a box!

What Day Is It?

For these coasters above, I used only 2 inks – can you guess which colours? Okay, so the gold is obvious; the other is Pitch Black. I love how the colours in the black break up, and you can see the blues! After applying the ink, I dipped a small brush into the gold mixative, and splattered it on top.

SUPPLIES

I’m having a lot of fun being creative in ways that aren’t card making. I’m also working on a piece that is part of a group project, that will be donated to a fundraiser. I’ll share more about that, another time. But don’t worry  – I’m still also making cards and using ‘regular’ inks and stamps!  If I’ve interested you in these other projects, it’s easy to find the supplies you need – I’ve added links below.  Until next time – happy creating!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “What Day Is It?

    1. Thanks so much for your words of confidence, Buffy! This new venture has been a learning curve, for sure!

  1. Hola, Deb! Wow, girl, you are rocking those alcohol inks. Okay, don’t laugh. I go the public libraries here and some of them offer art/craft classes. I attended one class for alcohol inks. We made coasters. Girl, I had ink everywhere! Mine were not gorgeous like yours. I like color and everyone in class was smirky about my coasters. JEALOUS! It was fun,but I made a mess……..on myself! Haha Your jewelry and your coasters are gorgeous, Deb. You ROCKED it!! 🐹🐰🐦🐢 By the way, I got my email down to 500!! Yay! I wish that I could see them all,but I just can’t. Anyway, have a good weekend. You rocked your projects. I wish I could craft with you.

    1. Ha ha! Yes,alcohol inks can be a challenge to work with, Marisela! Not a good medium for people with ‘control issues’ 😉 It would be a blast to be able to craft with you – maybe one day, my friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Susan! Wow – it’s a lot more work than I anticipated (so many steps!) but I hope it’ll be worth it 🙂

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