Pinata Colors

Fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface

Pinata Colors
4.76 star rating 4.76 ( 17 review )

USE FOR: Painting, Stamping, Printing, Rolling, and Dyeing.

USE ON: Glass, Metal, Plastics, Vinyl, Ceramic, Stone, Leather, Epoxy Resins, YUPO, Foil, Wood, Encaustic, Clayboard, Fiberglass, Acrylic, and Polymer Clays

Product Details List Price 1-9 10+
1/2 oz. $4.29 $2.85 $2.65
4 oz. $16.29 $10.95 $9.65

00 Clean-Up
01 Extender
02 Sunbright Yellow (Primary)
03 Tangerine
05 Calabaza Orange
07 Santa Fe Red
09 Chili Pepper Red (Primary)
11 Senorita Magenta
13 Passion Purple
15 Sangria Maroon
17 Sapphire Blue (Primary)
19 Baja Blue
21 Lime Green
23 Rainforest Green
25 Burro Brown
27 Havana Brown
29 Shadow Grey
30 White
31 Mantillia Black
32 Rich Gold
33 Silver
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Pinata Colors are beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture resistant when dry and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it's clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Pinata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art, and scrap booking. Also use Pinata in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques and airbrush applications, as well as wood and leather staining.

Try Pinata on:

  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Metal (not stainless-steel)
  • Fabric
  • Wood
  • Canvas
  • Paper: coated & uncoated
  • Foiled papers
  • Mat board
  • Plastics
  • Cellophane and acetate
  • Leaf and gilded surfaces

Ideas and Tips:

  • Nothing is as beautiful as Pinata brayered onto vellum.
  • Color match glass drops and beads to your personal artwork.
  • Dye skeleton leaves into brilliant bursts of seasonal colors.
  • Mica bits are glorious with Pinata
  • Don't forget to try Pinata on sea shells
  • Air-dry clays
  • Grommets, eyelets and fasteners!

Note: This is an alcohol based product so we suggest you use it in a well-ventilated area.

Piñata Colors Instructions


Try mixing Piñata with Claro Extender — it will stay shiny and not change color. It extends the drying and working time. Claro is also a transparentizer. Claro dropped or brushed on top of dry Piñata will make it spread, creating rings of marble or stone-like texture. Slight dulling occurs, but most will remain shiny. Just like real stone!

When mixing Piñata with alcohol a slightly lighter color is produced. When sponging this mixture, expect to see tiny bubble-like textures. This is very effective in making background papers and other interesting textural faux effects. Alcohol dropped or brushed on top of dry Piñata removes the shine. This is particularly effective on terra cotta surfaces or in faux finishing techniques where shine would detract from the overall effect.

Spritz or brush layers of color over color. When wet, each layer will push aside the under layers creating amazing effects. Allowing each layer to dry will produce beautiful glazes and truly spectacular colors with clarity and depth.

Add Blanco Blanco to any of the Piñata Colors and achieve a completely new glowing range of pastel variations with a touch of opacity


Crayons: draw with various colors and apply Piñata.

Wax: following directions from the manufacturer, apply melted wax to fabric. Crinkle the fabric allowing the wax to crack, then apply Piñata. Iron the wax away to create beautiful batik effects.

Gum Arabic: mix gum arabic with water to a heavy cream consistency. Apply this to a rubber stamp or paint it directly onto a surface. Apply Piñata. Gently wash away the gum arabic.

Piñata Clean-Up Solution:

Piñata Clean-Up Solution contains moisturizers to keep brushes soft and pliable. (TIP: Use regular rubbing alcohol to clean off most of the Piñata from brushes and sponges. Use the Clean-Up Solution for the final rinse to keep brushes soft and ready-to-use the next time!)

Metallic Pinata Colors

Product Details List Price 1-9 10+
4 oz. $15.99 $11.99 2.69
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5 star rating
I've used these for eye-dropping into clear glass ornaments then using a can of air spray the colors all over the inside. Very beautiful textures and overlays of transparent colors emerge. Quite beautiful.
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5 star rating
I like using this for many of my crafts. I have used it on dried flowers glass and plastic. The colors are very vibrant and glass! A little bit can go along way and it does dry fast.
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12 of 12 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
I used these inks to decorate Easter eggs - the colors were fabulous and it was so easy! Mixing different colors on the same egg shell was loads of fun.
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5 star rating
Would you believe my brother Andrew uses the Pinata Colours to dye his rubber-like lures for deep sea fishing!? He gets true colours and the dye lasts even after many hours of deep sea fishing.
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3 star rating
Has a bit of a learning curve for controlling the application lines due to its transparency -- you can clearly see stroke lines if you go back and touch up an area. Absolutely lovely colour and very easy to clean up with alcohol but it's worth noting that it is sadly NOT washfast on glass (which made my project useless). Guess I'll have to find another use for that bottle!
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