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Happy Mother’s Day Lilacs in Alcohol Ink

In celebration of Mother's Day Week, Sandy Sandy provides this wonderful time-lapse demonstration of painting Lilacs with alcohol ink on YUPO.  Enjoy! There will be a full-narrative live demonstration in our Wednesday night INKsmART LIVE on the Alcohol Ink Art Society...

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How to Paint Rocks with Alcohol Ink

The following is a great resource from Tina Corzine on her Rock Painting Blog.   Rock painting has quickly become a trend and rocks are so darn adorable. They make great paper weights, thoughtful gifts, art abandoning items and more!  

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Alcohol Ink and Masking Fluid

Masking fluid is a part of every artist's toolbox. So what is masking fluid? Masking Fluid is a latex product that you can put down on your surface and any ink applied won't stick there. When you remove it you've got a lovely white space. Why would you use it? Perhaps...

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Alcohol Pearls

Introducing the new Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Alcohol Pearls. Very exciting new medium for alcohol ink artists.

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Color Resources for Alcohol Ink Painting

There are a number of occasions where we need to reference color, create color schemes, understand value and so much more.  For this post, we provides some great color and value tools and resources for alcohol ink and mixed media artists! COLOR WHEEL Reference Color...

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Abstract Painting with Alcohol Ink

On the SIXTH Day of Christmas... Linda Crocco, Alcohol Ink artist, instructor and Alcohol Ink Art Community Contributor shares with us a technique for creating abstract art with Alcohol Ink! Materials used in this demonstration can be found at:...

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Painting with Alcohol Ink – Cool Tools

On the FOURTH Day of Christmas... Sheryl Williams, alcohol ink artist, instructor and Alcohol Ink Art Community contributor, shares a few cool tools that she uses to paint and organize. Sheryl Williams is the founder of the Academy of Alcohol Inks (...

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Christmas Candles

On the THIRD Day of Christmas… Artist, Instructor and Youtuber, Serena Webber demonstrates How to Paint gorgeous Christmas Candles with Alcohol Ink.

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Alcohol Ink Color Charts

On the SECOND Day of Christmas... Sandy Sandy ( ) demonstrates how to create color charts with your alcohol inks and why it's super helpful to do so! Sandy Sandy is an amazing and accomplished alcohol ink and watercolor artist and...

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Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornaments

  On the 1st INKy Day of Christmas... 12 INKy Days of Christmas - DAY #1 In today's presentation, Alcohol Ink Artists and Alcohol Ink Art Community contributor, Sharen AK Harris shows us a quick video on creating some fun Christmas Ornaments with Alcohol Ink on...

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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