How I Combine Painting with Jewelry
I've been an artist for a long time and I've explored different mediums. Starting out in watercolor, I moved on to oils, then acrylics, then paper art, and now alcohol inks. I love alcohol inks - their free-flowing, fast-moving, brilliant traits! Alcohol inks took me into brand new territory and that territory is jewelry.
Im not sure how the two came together but they did. This is how I create a necklace.
I cut the yupo paper to fit the silver plated pendant tray I'm using.
Then I paint whatever I have in mind with the alcohol inks by Ranger. In this case, it was a chickadee. Notice the tiny size of the brush.
When the painting is done, I rub a micro glaze over it so that the inks do not smear. The brand name for the micro glaze is Judikins. I wipe it with a towel and it is ready for the resin.
After experimenting with different resins, I settled on ice resin for most of my work. It is easy to work with, it doesn't discolor, and it doesn't hold on to little bubbles. After the resin drys for 12 hours, I hang the painting on a silver plated chain and it is ready to wear!