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 with which to work goes away.  One of the most common questions from those just starting out with alcohol ink is “How can I prep Canvas for alcohol ink painting?”  Here’s a quick video demonstrating how this is done!

Alcohol Ink Art Community Contributor, Denise Balcanoff demonstrates how to prime a canvas for alcohol ink.

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Growing up in N.Y.C and being exposed to its culture and many art museums, Denise Balcanoff discovered a passion for art at a very young age. Art has been a part of her through every stage of her life – as a youth, parent, teacher, and now as a professional artist. Click here to see Denise Balcanoff's full profile.

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