Alcohol Ink Tips

How to Prep a Canvas for Alcohol Ink

How to Prep a Canvas for Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink art typically requires a non-porous substrate in order for the effective "flow" of the ink.  If you attempt to paint with alcohol ink on a porous surface, the inks will soak into your surface and the wonderful flow that makes alcohol ink a great medium...

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Creating a Domino Pendant with Alcohol Ink

Creating a Domino Pendant with Alcohol Ink

by Denise Balcanoff Dominos make wonderful substrates for jewelry!  Add an alcohol ink painting or abstract and you've got a beautiful piece of functioning art! Artist, Denise Balcanoff, shares with us her technique for creating domino pendants with alcohol ink.  The...

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Yupo®Paper: How It’s Made

Yupo®Paper: How It’s Made

Have you ever wondered how Yupo® Paper is made?   I've reached out to the company regarding a potential tour or if they have any video available on How Yupo Paper is made.  That's when I found this gem.   It's a video that walks to the process of how Yupo paper is...

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Painting a Wild Flower

Painting a Wild Flower

This is a simply fun way to start playing with alcohol inks. One thing you will notice from this video is not to give up so easily.  Alcohol inks can always change and it is not over until you say it is. The main thing is to enjoy the free-flowing charm of alcohol...

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What is masking fluid?

What is masking fluid?

As a follow-up to our previous post, where Denise Balconoff demonstrated creating "die-dye" trees using a masking technique (Link provided at the bottom of this post.), I thought it would be great to provide a little information regarding masking fluid. Masking fluid,...

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