Alcohol Inks and Silk
Alcohol ink artists are always looking for new ways to use alcohol inks on other substrates. More and
more alcohol ink artists have asked if alcohol ink would work for fabric. I have a long history with silk
painting and even teach silk painting online. (http://silkpaintingtips.com) Even though silk painting dyes
and silk paints are much more conducive to large project of painting on fabric and silk …I still wondered
what techniques we could adapt with alcohol inks and silk?
Some of the things I will share is my mad scientist’s experiments using resist such as gutta, water based
acrylic resist, and wax.
I will suggest ways to set the inks on fabric and what can we do with it. I will show you how this could
turn into a lovely applique to adhere to another substrate in one example I put it on my painting apron.
The possibilities are endless!
Francine Dufour Jones