Understanding Alcohol Ink – Lesson #12 Brushes

by | Oct 13, 2017 | Alcohol Ink, Alcohol Ink Basics, How-Tos, Sheryl Williams

The is the twelth in a series to help you understand why and how Alcohol Inks work. In this lesson we look at brushes – different shapes, quality, layering and mixing colors, the affect of evaporation and how to reconstitute dye left in the palette.

You may want to go back and watch Lesson #3 for Push and Glide with a brush.

Questions and comments are always welcome.

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Here are the prior lessons:

Lesson #1 The Role of the Alcohol

Lesson #2 Proportion Between Alcohol and Dye

Lesson #3 Push and Glide

Lesson #4 Dab with Pinatas

Lesson #5 Finish the Vibrant Pear with a Dabbed Background

Lesson #6 Pouring, Applying, and the Power of Blending Solution

Lesson #7 Textures Part 1 Cotton Balls, Credit Cards and Coffee Stirrers

Lesson #8 Textures Part 2 Toothbrush, Mini mister, felt and stamping

Lesson #9 Textures Part 3 Fan, Wisp Brushes, Monoprints & Folded Yupo

Lesson #10 Staining and Lifting

Lesson #11 Substrates (Surfaces)

Bonus Comparison of Pourable Inks


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  1. DoxieGirl

    Sheryl, thank you so much for taking the time to make this series. I have enjoyed watching and have learned a lot. You are very generous to share your knowledge of alcohol inks.

  2. Faye Cunningham

    Wonderful Info. Amazing work, very happy to be part of this group! Thank you!


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