Alcohol inks are great to color silver jewellery pieces.
Colors for your silver jewellery
Thanks to its wide range of colors and the very intense colors, alcohol inks are particularly suitable for use with jewelry. In this article we give you a small overview of the possibilities of what is possible with color.
We use fluids alcohol inks. Due to the high fluidity of the inks, you can create beautiful color gradients as well as abstract effects. When working with alcohol ink, it is helpful to think about which color you want to use before starting with the work because the alcohol dissipates quickly in the air.
Alcohol inks must be protected with UV resin. A thin layer of UV resin hardened with a UV lamp or in the sun is sufficient.
Tip: Pimp your old silver jewelry with alcohol inks. Some “old things” may soon become your favorite again!
Please consider: Alcohol inks consist of highly flammable substances that can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes. Always ensure good ventilation when working and follow the manufacturer's safety instructions.
1. How do I remove excess UV resin?
As long as the UV resin has not hardened, you can remove it with a cloth or paper towel. After hardening, the best way to remove UV resin is with a sharp blade by cutting between the metal and the resin and peeling off the resin.
2. Why doesn't my UV resin harden?
There can be several reasons for this:
A) Your UV lamp is not suitable for UV resin. Some devices do not provide the necessary performance (often devices with LED UV lamps). In this case, place the jewelry in the sun (or get another device).
B) You applied the UV resin too thickly. Always apply a very thin layer of UV resin and let it harden. Then you can apply another layer ...
3. Does UV resin harden in the air?
No. UV resin must be exposed to UV radiation. The resin does not harden in the air alone.
4. How do I clean tools that are soiled with UV resin?
It is best to use isopropanol for this if a cloth alone is no longer sufficient.