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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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#FunCity2020 Alcohol Ink Art Challenge

#FunCity2020 Alcohol Ink Art Challenge

The follow video features the submissions in our FunCity2020 challenge in the Alcohol Ink Art Community Facebook group. Join us for monthly challenges like this one here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlcoholInkArtCommunity/  A special thanks to the following...

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How to Control Alcohol Ink

How to Control Alcohol Ink

When you first start using alcohol inks or painting with alcohol ink, you quickly learn just how uncontrollable the ink can be.   If it's too inky, it run and interact with other elements.   If you want to paint representational art, you will quickly learn that you...

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Jingle Bells Alcohol Ink Demonstration

Jingle Bells Alcohol Ink Demonstration

A fully narrated demonstration by Sharen AK Harris, alcohol ink artist and instructor. Sharen is a contributor here in the Alcohol Ink Art Community. She also travels the United States and provides instruction for Ranger Ink.  

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Alcohol Ink Roses

Alcohol Ink Roses

In this post, we would like to feature several video demonstrations for creating roses with alcohol ink. There are a number of ways to accomplish roses in Alcohol Ink and every artist seems to have a different approach!   We thought it would be great to feature a few...

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Happy Mother’s Day Lilacs in Alcohol Ink

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

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

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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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