Alcohol Inks are dyes in an alcohol base, some with added resins which make them hold better to almost any clean, oil free surface. No setting process is necessary; they cure over time to full hardness. They are water resistant, but vigorous machine washing is not recommended. Highly versatile, alcohol ink can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fibre art and scrap booking. Also use Pinata in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, graphic and airbrush applications, as well as on wood, glass, metal and for leather staining. Beautiful effects can be achieved over metal leafing on  polymer clay.

Alcohol Ink Techniques:

Mix inks with Extender – it will stay shiny, won't change colour and extend drying and working time. Extender dropped or brushed on top of dry ink will make it spread, creating rings of marble or a stone like texture.

Mix Pinata inks with alcohol for a lighter colour effect. Add Blanco Blanco / white to any of the inks to achieve a completely new glowing range of pastel variations with a touch of opacity!

Clean up: Use rubbing alcohol to clean up most of the ink from brushes and sponges and then rinse with clean up solution, Keeps brushes soft and ready to use next time.

Tip: When applied to raw polymer clay, bake as soon as possible as it will continue to sink into the clay.

Try Alcohol Ink on:

  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Fabric
  • Wood
  • Cellophane and Acetate
  • Canvas
  • Paper, both coated and uncoated
  • Foils
  • Plastic
  • Leaf and gilded surfaces
  • Polymer clay (either raw or baked).


Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Information Sheet

Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Polymer Clay Flower Tutorial