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25 Best Tools for Alcohol Ink Painting

by | Aug 19, 2022 | Alcohol Ink, Alcohol Ink Basics, INK SPOT, Techniques, Teri Jones, Textures

Artist and Contributor to the Alcohol Ink Art Community, Teri Jones, shares 25 of her “go-to” tools and techniques that she uses to create beautiful paintings with alcohol inks. Below are some of the tools that Teri included in this presentation. If you have tools that you regularly use with alcohol ink, let us know in the comments!

Watch  what Teri does with this beautiful abstract that was created from this “tools”  demo!

Featured Alcohol Ink Tools

  1. Nozzle of Alcohol Ink Bottle
  2. Alcohol (91% isopropyl) in a small nozzle bottle
    https://amzn.to/3AycS9b
  3. Twizzle Straw
    https://amzn.to/3QShjB1
  4. Blending Solution
    https://amzn.to/3A910sH
  5. Blower
    https://amzn.to/3AydUlz
  6. Canned Air
    https://amzn.to/3ps6Hgy
  7. Round or Flat Brushes
    https://amzn.to/3dIEkbl
  8. Deerfoot Brush (comes in different sizes)
    https://amzn.to/3QE5tdU
  9. Rigger Brush
    https://amzn.to/3dLo6hL
  10. Fan Brush
    https://amzn.to/3R0ozed
  11. Cotton Swabs
    https://amzn.to/3Tf6mLZ (standard)
    https://amzn.to/3A60ifL (pointed tip)
  12. Blending Pens
    https://amzn.to/3wfosDs
  13. Alcohol Ink Markers
    https://amzn.to/3AyJdg7 (ohuhu brand less expensive)
    https://amzn.to/3T4q6BO (Copic – higher end markers)
    https://amzn.to/3K7B3OS (Sharpies)
  14. Fantastix
    https://amzn.to/3QA2pjd
  15. Applicator Tool with Pads
    https://amzn.to/3Auv0AF
  16. Stencils with patterns
    https://amzn.to/3K4QJCk (any stencils work)
  17. Bubble Wrap
    https://amzn.to/3K8NZnr
  18. Drywall Tape
  19. Pipette
    https://amzn.to/3ptJavC
  20. Dottting Tool
    https://amzn.to/3AxLHv2
  21. Dental Picks
    https://amzn.to/3QA9O1K
  22. Gel Pens
    https://amzn.to/3QIEZZ2
  23. Posca Pens or Acrylic Painter Pen
    https://amzn.to/3QD7kQk (acrylic painter pens)
    https://amzn.to/3QDPDjE (Posca pen set)
  24. Mini Mister
    https://amzn.to/3SVbswu
  25. Old gift card or credit card to scrape the ink.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Francine

    Does it have to be on upo paper? What kind can I use?

    Reply
    • Alcohol Ink Art Community

      No. You can use a number of surfaces, including NARA Paper, Grafix Durabrights, back-side of some premium photo papers, tile or any substrate that is non-pourous.

      Reply
    • Teri Jones

      i use Durabright Duralar and NARA more than Yupo

      Reply
    • Teri Jones

      no, Durabright, Duralar and NARA all work.

      Reply
  2. Diane Masloroff

    Teri,
    Thank you for this informative video. I too love alcohol inks, though I do not use them everyday. This video was a great review for me, plus you taught me a few new tips on how to use different tools. I always enjoy your video’s.

    Reply
  3. Joyce Ford

    Great (two) videos. Thank you‼️

    Reply
  4. Rita

    Great videos, love all the tools and ways to create a piece, thanks Teri

    Reply

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