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Alcohol Ink on NARA Paper (timelapse)

Alcohol Ink on NARA Paper (timelapse)

This is video number three in my series of alcohol ink abstracts.   I place links to the previous videos at the bottom of this post. This time, I'm creating on NARA synthetic pape . In the video below, I share a simple time lapse demonstration on pouring and blowing...

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Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper (back-side)

Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper (back-side)

This is video number two in my series of alcohol ink abstracts.   Yesterday, I shared a blog post on creating on the NARA paper rounds.  This time, I'm creating on the BACK SIDE of Kirkland Photo paper which works similar to Yupo and NARA paper.  It's  a much...

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Alcohol Ink Abstracts On NARA Rounds

Alcohol Ink Abstracts On NARA Rounds

In the following demonstration from our YouTube Channel, artist and instructor, Laurie "Trumpet" Williams demonstrates a flowing abstract with Tim Holtz Ranger Inks and Metallics on NARA Synthetic Paper.     In the presentations, I will demonstrate just how easy it is...

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Happy Hour with the Contributors – May 22, 2020 (Replay)

Happy Hour with the Contributors – May 22, 2020 (Replay)

Below is a replay from our Happy Hour discussion on our Facebook page. Discussion panelists include Andrea Patton, Sharen AK Harris, Vera Worthington, and Laurie "Trumpet" Williams. In this hour-long panel, we discuss a number of topics including: Artist Introductions...

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Ocean Sunrise

Ocean Sunrise

Presentation Video VIDEO WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY AFTER LIVE PRESENTATION Live on Facebook: Wednesday, April 29 at 9pm EDT Link to Replay on Facebook coming soon Materials List & Resources Coming Soon!

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Floral Bouquet

Floral Bouquet

Presentation Video VIDEO WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY AFTER LIVE PRESENTATION Live on Facebook: April 29, 8:00 pm EDTLink to Replay on Facebook coming soon Materials List & Resources Coming Soon!

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Secret Alcohol Ink Tips and Techniques

Secret Alcohol Ink Tips and Techniques

In Jenna Webb’s “Secret Alcohol Ink Tips and Techniques” video she shows ten techniques she uses to enhance her alcohol ink abstract artwork. Jenna walks you through her tips and tricks that she has learned along the way using alcohol in on yupo paper. For more of...

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Alcohol Ink Abstraction

Alcohol Ink Abstraction

In Taylor Pepple’s Alcohol Ink Abstraction video she shows how she uses a hot air gun to create a beautiful abstract.  She doesn’t stop there Taylor makes this piece totally hers by taking her abstract to a fun and capricious piece with splatters and dots.  For more...

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Alcohol Ink Travel Mug

Alcohol Ink Travel Mug

Create an easy ten-minute custom alcohol ink travel mug with Cathlyn Driscoll. Using an aluminum travel mug, Cathlyn shows how to create a custom alcohol ink travel mug! Using 4-5 colors of alcohol inks, and a can of compressed air you can have your own custom mug!...

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Alcohol Ink and Resin Beach Scape

Alcohol Ink and Resin Beach Scape

Watch as Erika Bauer shows you how she creates a magical beach scape in her video “Alcohol Ink and Resin Beach Scape”.  She walks you through creating a beautiful beach and the deep depths of the sea. Erica then shows how to resin and add white foam waves in the...

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Working with Metallics

Working with Metallics

In Clara Lawrence's video Working with Metallics she works with Gold and Silver metallics.  She shows several ways of applying metallics.  She also shows the difference in using 91% alcohol and blending solution. For more of Clara’s videos please visit her YouTube...

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Canvas Fridge Magnets with Alcohol Ink

Canvas Fridge Magnets with Alcohol Ink

Creating colorful magnets with Judith Billig. You will learn how to transform a canvas magnet into colorful alcohol ink paintings. They will also embellish your fridge into an art gallery. They also make fun personalized gifts.youtubefacebook

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Painting Flowers in Alcohol Ink

Painting Flowers in Alcohol Ink

Kate Spencer-Millan’s video “Painting Flowers in Alcohol Ink” shows how to create beautiful Irises. Kate shares her unique blowing technique. She also applies Alcohol Ink with brushes. As you watch this time lapse video, you’re transported to a sunny field of flowers....

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Alcohol Ink – Unicorn Galaxy

Alcohol Ink – Unicorn Galaxy

Tina Irvine’s “Unicorn Galaxy” video will have your imagination envisioning a Galaxy of sparkling stars. Watch as Tina show how she creates an alcohol ink pour on Yupo Paper. She has a blend of blues and purples. Then she applies gold to create her splattering of...

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Painting a Dandelion

Painting a Dandelion

Kellie MaQuade Chasse’s “Painting a Dandelion” video makes you think of spring and warm weather.  Kellie takes you through using a Calligraphy Pen to applying masking fluid. She applies masking fluid to preserve the white of the paper. Then moves on to appling alcohol...

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Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty

Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty

Are you familiar with the art of Batik? Sheryl William’s "Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty" video creates a beautiful Batik Iris. Learn how you can use alcohol inks on Japanese Rice Paper. Add wax as a resist to hold the white of the paper. Then applying the ink and...

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Doodling on  Alcohol Inked Yupo Paper

Doodling on Alcohol Inked Yupo Paper

Faigie Kobre presents her Doodling on Top of Alcohol Inked Yupo Paper video. Watch along with her as she demonstrates different styles of doodling on inked Yupo. You don't need to know how to draw and the inking can be very simple.  Faigie's video is for beginners to...

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Our Contributors

“At first glance of the vibrant colors in alcohol ink, I was compelled beyond words to start painting myself… and I did!  The inks ‘excited’ something within me at time when I needed an outlet. I believe that most of us have an artist within us waiting to escape.  My vision is for AIAC to provide that inspiration and outlet to others, as well as raise awareness of alcohol ink as a fine art medium!”  said Laurie “Trumpet” Williams, founder of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.  – Laurie Wiliams, Founder

“I love pure bright color! I do many art forms but lately the one that call to me in which I can express my love of color is alcohol ink. I am enchanted with the way the inks flow as if they have their own agenda. It is like having a secret painting partner. Alcohol inks can be like meditation or therapy, it can be loose and wild or smooth and controlled (somewhat). I thoroughly enjoy the diversity this medium can offer. I also love seeing how it touches everyone’s art spirit at whatever skill level they may be at. Everyone can play!”   — Francine Dufour Jones, Founding Contributor

“I have been a captive of alcohol inks for a number of years now.  It is a medium like no other.  It takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master… if it can be mastered at all.  It is full of happy accidents and “Holy Cow, Oh Wow!” moments.” Denise Johnson, Founding Contributor

“I love the flow of the inks, how the act on different substrates, and how they interact with each other. Working with alcohol inks are very intuitive. I never know where the inks will take me or what they will do. It’s always a surprise! And I like that!”  – Denise Balcanoff, Founding Contributor