Alcohol Ink Supplies

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Below is a list of commonly used supplies for alcohol ink art. The list is long and growing!  We will keep this updated on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions for the list, please let us know, by contacting us at: https://alcoholink.community/suggestion-box/

Alcohol Ink (bottles)

  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
  • Jacquard Piñata
  • Zig Kurecolor Ink (Marker’s Supply)
  • Art-C Alcohol Inks
  • Copic® Marker Refills
  • Spectrum Noir™ Marker Refills
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Inks (do not confuse with their watercolor inks)

Alcohol Ink Markers

  • Sharpie®
  • Copic®
  • ZIG Kurecolor Markers (Marker Supply)
  • Spectrum Noir™
  • Bic® Markers
  • American Crafts™ Chromatics
  • PrismaColor® Premier®
  • Chameleon
  • Artist Loft Alcohol Ink Markers (Michaels)
  • Premiere Alcohol Ink Markers (AC Moore)

Blending & Lifting

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (91%)
  • Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Blending Solution
  • Blending Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer


  • Art Pens (for outlining)
  • Gel Pens (for accenting)
  • Refillable Pens

Welled- Pallet

Paper Towels

Freezer Paper

Craft Sheet

Latex  Gloves (to keep ink off your hands)

Surgical Mask (if fumes bother you)


  • Cotton Balls
  • Cosmetic Pads or Sponges
  • Q-tips® or Cotton Swabs
  • Paint Brushes
  • Felt Squares
  • Stamping Applicator (Tim Holtz or Self-made)
  • Wax Paper
  • Eyedropper
  • Adirondack® Refillable Brush
  • Fantastix®


  • Canned Air
  • Small Air Compressor
  • Straws
  • Inkssentials® Mini Misters


  • Masking Fluid
  • Grafix® Frisket Film (for masking)

Sealing & Protection

  • Kamar® Varnish (spray)
  • Kamar® UV Protectant
  • Rust-Oleum® Crystal Clear Enamel
  • Mod Podge® Gloss
  • UV Protect Spray
  • Kamar Triple Thick Spray
  • Triple Thick Gloss

Non-porous Substrates

  • Yupo® Paper *
  • Back of Glossy Photo Paper
    (Kirkland brand recommended)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Clay Board
  • Premium Glossy Photo Paper
  • Duralar (mylar)
  • Melamine Board
  • Freezer Paper
  • Black modeling film
  • Vellum
  • Acetate
  • Metal
  • Light switch plates (metal & plastic)
  • Toilet seat (Seriously, someone did this!)
  • Guitar face (varnished)

*most popular substrates

  • Ceramic Tile *
  • Corian® 
  • Glass
  • Glass Tile
  • Glass Vases
  • Glass Bulbs *
  • Dominos
  • Canvas (Coated and Glossed)
  • Plastic Containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wax Paper
  • Adhesive Laminate
  • Gourds

Vendors & Supply Sources

Alcohol Ink Art Supplies

Visit the Alcohol Ink Art Community store on Amazon, dedicated specifically to alcohol ink art supplies.  Many recommended supplies are available here.

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NOTE:  Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which mean we may earn a commission if you purchase them on Amazon. This is a great way to support the Alcohol Ink Art Community as any proceeds from this Amazon store go to offset the costs of development and maintenance of the Alcohol Ink Art community website and marketing activities.