Alcohol Ink Art

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How to Clean Alcohol Ink Stains from Hands

In the video below, Laurie Williams experiments with cleaning alcohol ink stains from your hands, using a mixture of dishwashing liquid and baking soda.  Watch to learn what proportions work best and see the results! Recipe for Alcohol Ink Stain Remover 1 part Baking...

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Mystical Bonsai – Time-Lapse – Smooth Variegated Sky

This time lapse video shows how I paint a smooth variegated sky using Alcohol Ink. These are the supplies that were used for this project. The Ranger Ink colors are Cool Peri, Amethyst, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange and Watermelon. Alcohol Blending Solution was...

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Roses – Painting with Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink artist and founding contributor to the Alcohol Ink Art Community, Sharen AK Harris shares with us here unique techniques for painting a rose with alcohol ink.   Sharen is an amazing artist and so fun to watch in this fully narrated eLesson! ...

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Infinity Rings with Alcohol Ink

Alcohol Ink artists, Janelle Johnston of Abstract Living by Janelle, shares here technique for creating "infinity rings" with Alcohol Ink and a hair dryer.     Follow Janelle Johnston and Abstract Living by Janelle on...

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Adding Features to Alcohol Ink Landscape

Alcohol Ink artist and instructor, Teri Jones shares her technique for adding features (barn, tree, water feature and moon) to this beautiful landscape in fully narrated version of the eLesson. ...

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How to Seal Alcohol Ink Art

Sealing alcohol ink is one of the most commonly asked questions for folks getting started with alcohol ink art.   Laurie "Trumpt" Williams shows us one of the most common, proven methods for sealing and protecting your alcohol ink art work.  Products mentioned in this...

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Alcohol Ink Technique – Quick Flowers or Iris (Eyes)

The following alcohol ink art technique video by Jane Monteith demonstrates a quick and easy technique for creating flowers or Iris of an eye with alcohol ink and mixative on a fan brush.   Materials Used in this demonstration...

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Blown Flowers

Alcohol Ink artist, Helen Schmidt  shares with us here method for creating blown flowers on tile with the use of her air compressor and other fun tools! Video #1 Video...

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Painting Pumpkins – eLesson

In this alcohol ink art eLesson, artist Sharen Harris shares with us her technique for painting pumpkins with alcohol ink on yupo paper.   Sharen is such a joy to watch and generously shares her unique techniques and tips with the Alcohol Ink Art Society.  Thank you...

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Dramatic Skies with Alcohol Ink

In this alcohol ink art technique video, artist Linda Crocco generously shares with us her technique for creating dramatic skies with alcohol ink on YUPO. Learn more about Linda and her art at...

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Resist Technique with Alcohol Inks

by Trena Brannon Hello Beautiful People! Today I’m sharing a fun technique that creates beautiful results. To start, spread glossy texture paste through a stencil onto Yupo paper.  Be sure to clean your stencils and tools in water right away. Note: I cut my papers 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