Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tip time! - colouring it with re-inkers

Hi all....
Both products pictured here are from the same company and both are available from Zig Zag in New Zealand.

But whats so wonderful about this product is that you can add re-inkers for your stamping ink pads to the clay when it is wet!


I put on latex gloves first then took some delight clay and Creative Paperclay® added about 5-6 drops of re-inkers to each blob of clay and worked the colour into it until the clay was coloured....













Here is my end result...

I created one of those carved candle looks from clay.... 

I used the Creative Paperclay® as a base then added rolled out flat layers of the colours on top.... Green, Red and white on top.

Then carved with a knife bits out not taking the clay all away but rolling the cut parts or twisting the cut parts. Do a search in you-tube for candle carving to see how its done.



The best of all the "carved candle" will NOT melt down and leave a coloured mess but will last for a very long time all I have to do is replace the tealight candle that sits on the top.




So next time when you need some coloured clay - colour it yourself.


I finished off this piece with a coat of 3D Crystal Lacquer to make it look like wax.... So love the result! It also bought out the colours more in the clay....


Remember more re-inker the more brighter colour you will get but also the wetter the clay gets. Please use gloves or your hands will be stained for weeks!


All the best to everyone and happy crafting!


Debbie Buckland
artycrafty.wordpress.com

2 comments:

NickelNook said...

That's brilliant, Debbie! Thanks very much for the wonderful tip! :o)

Debbie Buckland said...

You are most welcome