How-Tos

How to Control Alcohol Ink

How to Control 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...

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Alcohol Ink Roses

Alcohol Ink Roses

In this post, we would like to feature several video demonstrations for creating roses with alcohol ink. There are a number of ways to accomplish roses in Alcohol Ink and every artist seems to have a different approach!   We thought it would be great to feature a few...

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Elmer’s Glue with Black Alcohol Ink

Elmer’s Glue with Black Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink artist and contributor Linda Crocco shares a unique and very cool technique for creating some interesting texture with alcohol inks. She uses black and white ink with Elmer's glue to achieve some cool and interesting results! JOIN the ALCOHOL INK ART...

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Painting Fur with Alcohol Ink

Painting Fur with Alcohol Ink

In this replay from our March 21, 2018 INKsmART Live in the Alcohol Ink Art Society (members only) Facebook group, Sheryl Williams demonstrated techniques for painting fur with Alcohol Ink. You can watch the replay on the Facebook group, along with the timestamped...

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How to Paint Poppies with an Aqua Brush

How to Paint Poppies with an Aqua Brush

Recently, I posted a painting on Facebook of these beautiful poppies painted with alcohol ink and an aqua brush on yupo. Yupo is a tree free, polypropylene paper. I prefer the translucent paper for this type of painting as the surface is slightly different from...

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Coolors.co for Art Color Studies

Coolors.co for Art Color Studies

Alcohol Ink Artist, Laurie Williams demonstrates how to create a quick and easy color study and plan for painting sections of representational art.   Coolors.co is a free color scheme website that allows you to create unique color schemes, both dynamically/randomly...

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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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How to Seal Alcohol Ink Art

How to Seal Alcohol Ink Art

Sealing alcohol ink is one of the most commonly asked questions for folks getting started with alcohol ink art.   Laurie "Trumpt" Williams shows us one of the most common, proven methods for sealing and protecting your alcohol ink art work.  Products mentioned in this...

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3D Texture and Alcohol Inks

3D Texture and Alcohol Inks

by Trena Brannon Hello Beautiful People! Today I’m sharing a fun project where the focal point jumps off the page as 3D texture. This technique can be used in a greeting card or on a piece of wall art. Create the 3D texture on the focal point I spread a very thin...

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