I'm still experimenting with alcohol ink, and I'm sure there are a lot more possibilities for using it in jewelry, accessories, or home decorations.
Here are my most recent projects:
Copper Pendant Necklace
I used alcohol ink to make the abstract design on the copper pendant, then sealed it with several layers of various clear coatings. I made the bail and clasp from copper wire, adding a turquoise bead on the back loop. I braided dark purple leather to make the cord for the necklace. Alcohol ink colors seem to pop on copper!
Cotton Scarf Dyed with Alcohol Ink
I used purple alcohol ink on a cotton scarf and thinned some of it with 99% isopropol alcohol to make the tie-dyed pattern.
Here's the original cotton scarf before dyeing. It's handmade in Indonesia on the island of Java, and the loose weave makes the scarf more distinctive, especially when dyed.
A close-up view of the dyed scarf shows detail.
Decorative Ceramic Tile
Abstract designs are easier to create than more realistic ones when using alcohol ink because it can be difficult to control. It flows easily, more like regular ink, and it does not have the consistency of paint.
I titled this piece on ceramic tile "Mother and Child."
Tissue Box with Decorative Ceramic Tile
Alcohol ink art on ceramic tiles can be framed, used as a coaster (sealed with resin), or in home dec projects such as the tissue box pictured below with a ceramic tile front.
Creating the design on this tile involved laying down an initial layer of blue and green alcohol ink, removing some of it when it was dry (for the tree trunks), and adding leaves with a cotton swab. I made the details on the birch trunks with a silver Sharpie.
A view from the side. The wooden box fits over a square tissue box to hide it. This is a specially made box with a recessed front so that the ceramic tile can be fitted into the front of the box and glued in place. I used jeweler's cement for the bond.