Alcohol Ink Painting Techniques
Learn Alcohol Ink Painting Techniques
Alcohol Ink is an exciting medium and offers an opportunity for artists of all levels to create wonderful, vivid art. Be sure to join our community for access to exclusive tips, tools, resources and lessons!
How to Paint with Alcohol Ink
Alcohol ink is a vibrant and breathtaking art medium that is growing in popularity in the art world! No other medium provides the fluid and flow than alcohol ink. WARNING: Once you’ve had a chance to work with alcohol ink, you will be hooked. It’s an addictive medium that offers something for artists of all levels. Learning alcohol ink painting techniques is fun and you will grow as an artist the more you put into learning to “go with the flow” of the inks, as well as how to manipulate the medium to create highly representational works of art!
We also offer several resources for learning to Paint with Alcohol Ink.
- Join the FREE Alcohol Ink Art Community here for great “getting started” resources for those just getting started with alcohol ink!
- Join our Alcohol Ink Art Community of Facebook!
- Take an eLesson (see our Learn Alcohol Ink store)
- Check out the Alcohol Ink Art Society! eLessons & Private Facebook Group with exclusive resources. Exclusive!
- Subscribe to the Alcohol Ink Art Community on YouTube for video demonstrations and free lessons on painting with alcohol ink!
- Check out our Alcohol Ink Art Community Contributors pages. These amazing and talented artists are also instructors and teach classes, both within the community and on their respective websites. Check them out!
Below are some of the featured techniques shared on the website by our team of alcohol ink instructors.
NOTE: Many of the tips and resources below are free for your enjoyment. However, some are part of our “Society” content and only available to our premium members.
This alcohol ink instructional demonstration was originally presented as an INKsmART LIVE on the Alcohol Ink Art SOCIETY Facebook page by Artist and Instructor, Korinne Carpino. Materials Used in this Presentation Alcohol Inks (Ranger Inks used in this...
Watch the instructional presentation with Korinne Carpino here: DOWNLOAD SUPPLY LIST HERE Reference Photo
Live on Youtube, June 18th, 2020 with Artist and Instructor, Tammy Crawford Pens used in this demonstration can be found on Amazon.
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....
In the following video presentation, Alcohol Ink artist and instructor, Sharen AK Harris demonstrates how to paint a candle using alcohol ink and a dry brush technique.
with Artist and Instructor, Teri Jones In this lovely demonstration, Teri shows us how she paints a Northwestern Lighthouse with Alcohol Ink on the backside of Kirkland photo paper. Visit Teri's profile to see her work and learn more about her.
A demonstration and tips for using alcohol ink on NARA Paper. This lesson demonstrates how to paint a lighthouse with 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...
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.
Laurie “Trumpet” Williams, founder of the popular Alcohol Ink Art Community demonstrates one way to achieve this wispy effect.