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What Are Alcohol Inks?

What Are Alcohol Inks?

Overview: Alcohol ink is an acid-free, vividly-colored, alcohol-based dye that is liquid, translucent and fast drying. It is best used on non-porous surfaces (e.g. ceramics). Mixing colors can create a vibrant, marbled, and fluid effect. Alcohol inks come in bottles....

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How Do You Seal Alcohol Ink Art?

How Do You Seal Alcohol Ink Art?

Overview: There are a lot of variables to the necessity of sealing your alcohol ink. Three things don’t vary.  If you care about keeping your work as you created it, YOU NEED TO SEAL YOUR WORK.  Sealing is a complex subject and takes time to understand and to...

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How To Make Your Own Alcohol Inks

How To Make Your Own Alcohol Inks

Homemade Alcohol Ink One short but sweet version from someone in the community: “Take a permanent ink Sharpie and, using gloves, cut it open to remove the felt tube that contains the ink. Soak in 1/4 - 1/2 cup of 91% iso. alcohol. (use a small jar with a lid to avoid...

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What is YUPO® Paper?

What is YUPO® Paper?

YUPO® Paper is a preferred substrate for many alcohol ink and watercolor artists.  It’s a tree-free, recyclable paper, making it a great environmentally friendly substrate. It’s plastic-like, flexible, and durable. It has been described by some artists as erasable...

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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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