Alcohol inks frequently asked questions
1) What are alcohol inks?
A) Alcohol inks are fast-drying, highly pigmented. Alcohol-based inks that are great to use on any hard, non-porous surface including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, and polymer clay. These are waterproof, adding to its durable properties. These dye-based inks are transparent and extremely vibrant.
2) Do they smell?
A) They have a water consistency and will have an?alcohol?type?smell. If you are sensitive to smell, consider working near an open window. Blending Solutions dilutes the highly pigmented colors and mixing the Them together. You could also use these for cleaning paint brushes, work areas, and hands.
3) How long do alcohol inks take to dry?
A) Most colors are tacky dry within a few hours and thoroughly dry within 24 hours, depending on temperature and humidity. But if the inks are partially dry, as can often happen within a few minutes. Depending on the temperature, they get hard edges when you drop in color beside, or on top of another color.
4) Can I use these on canvas?
A) Very concentrated use of alcohol ink will make intense colors like those used in tie-dying. Diluting the ink will give you much more subdued coloring. It’s also possible to use them to paint on fabrics as if using watercolors on paper.
5) On what surface do alcohol inks work?
A) Glass and Ceramic Tiles Alcohol ink and glass can create an almost stained glass effect, but without all the work of carefully soldering panes of glass together. Since glass is a non-porous surface, it’s an excellent option for mixing, layering, and scraping away layers of dried ink to create a range of different designs.
Is this medium toxic?
Yes, this is a toxic medium and is not recommended to use them for kids or direct contact with food.