I lately took a workshop at a neighborhood gallery with artist Kinga Johnson. I realized numerous nice suggestions and strategies for working with alcohol inks. I purchased a few of my very own alcohol inks and experimented at residence and I wished to share with you some simple methods to get began utilizing alcohol inks.
It’s a actually enjoyable course of and you need to use the ensuing papers for enjoyable backgrounds or to chop out and make collages. You can too simply body the items as they’re. I don’t advocate this to be achieved with younger college students at a faculty although, as a result of there are all types of warnings on the bottles about being flammable and harmful to inhale.
I purchased two sorts of alcohol inks: the shop model type from Passion Foyer for $3.99 every and an Alcohol Ink set by DecorRom with many colours for $18.89. The shop model bottles from Passion Foyer appeared extra vibrant and simpler to mix, so I like to recommend these. Each varieties labored effective, I simply appreciated the opposite ones extra.
You additionally will want rubbing alcohol increased than 90%. You’ll be able to put the alcohol inside a little squeeze bottle.
You’ll be able to put your paper on prime of a baking tray lined with paper towels to maintain your work floor clear.
One other software which you can get is an air blower tool from Tim Holtz. You simply squeeze it and air comes out of it to blow the ink round. (You might also discover on this image a set of Alcohol Pearl inks. I don’t advocate these, they didn’t mix properly for me.)
You can too use a straw to blow air. Each give barely completely different outcomes.
All you actually need to do to get began is drop the ink in your non-porous paper after which drop among the rubbing alcohol on prime of that after which blow the ink. Let the ink transfer across the paper by lifting the paper and turning it back and forth. Proceed dropping ink and rubbing alcohol after which blowing across the ink.