I read on another blog (sorry ... I don't remember who's blog. I would love to give them credit), about using inks to color washers. Thought it was worth a try so scrounged around in the garage and "borrowed" a few from my hubbie. He won't miss them (I hope) and will never recognize them in their new colors.
Alcohol inks were applied after a base coat of light colored acyclic paint (used Adirondack Dabber from Ranger). After they dried, resin was applied to both sides, fully curing between sides. After that, there was a really ugly zinc color on the inside and outside edges, where the base washer showed through. This I painted gold with a metal acrylic pen. And yes, you are seeing pink dots on several of the washers. Vintaj Patina was applied with a toothpick to get the dots before the resin was added.
These washers were finished before Clay Camp and have been sitting around on top of the same block of wood since then, Finally got the idea of how to make them up into earrings yesterday. This was the first time I tried making a "sloppy" wire wrap. I really like the look of this type of wrap, esp on earrings done by Kristi Bowman. I really don't have the technique down well, but hope to improve with practice. Who knew it was so hard to be messy?