Easy Faux Enamel!

I am so pleased that we now carry Alcohol Inks and Acrylic Paint Dabbers by Ranger Ink. There is so much fun and creativity to be had with these products. Besides all the painting and paper art fun you can have with these inks and paints, there is a myriad of possibilities with jewelry. The thing I’m most excited about is being able to make a faux enamel effect on metal with acrylic paint, alcohol ink and water-based dimensional glazes.

I decided to play around with some of the inks on a piece of antique brass sheet metal. I colored the metal by randomly dropping ink onto the surface and then tilted the sheet metal to move the ink around. The alcohol inks certainly make a mess, but the finished effect is worth it! I decided I wanted to make little colored charms for use in a necklace or bracelet. Once the ink was dry, I punched out small circles with a disc cutter. I then made small holes in the circles with a hole punch and gently guided some Glossy Accents over the surface to create a more finished enameled effect.

Look how wonderfully they turned out. I can’t wait to attach them to chain using jump rings, and then I’ll have my very own faux enamel charm bracelet.

Till next time – Sam

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