It's been awhile since I did a flamed ink project. When I found these little white ceramic bowls at Big Lots a while back, I knew I wanted to ink one. I thought I'd bring back a flamed ink project and see how it would turn out on a bowl.
I started out by clearing off a spot on my stove top and lining a small sheet pan with tin foil (just to keep the ink off of the pan). I gathered my alcohol ink, rubbing alcohol, a pipette, and a long handled lighter. I selected 3 colors, but I added a 4th while I was working on the project: Purple Twilight, Sailboat Blue, Pistachio, and Wild Plum.
I started out by dripping the blue into the bowl and adding a little rubbing alcohol with my pipette.
Then I removed my inks and alcohol from the stove and used the lighter to start it on fire.
I repeated the process with the purple and the green. I decided it needed a bit of a pop, so I added the wild plum (magenta).
After the magenta ink had been added, it needed more variety, than the drips and the gathering ink at the bottom of the bowl, so I decided to prop the bowl up on the edge of the pan and drip ink into the bowl at an angle.
I added colors and flamed them with the bowl tipped until I liked the way the sides of the bowl looked.
The bottom of the bowl got a bit dark, but I liked the way the sides of the bowl looked, so I dripped a couple of tiny drops of rubbing alcohol and ink into the bottom of the bowl to try to lighten up a few spots.
The pattern of ink got a bit busy, but I really had a lot of fun flaming ink again!
These little bowls would make great jewelry or coin bowls, so I picked up a few. I look forward to coming up with more ways to decorate them!