Hello Beautiful People!
There's a new Community in town - Alcohol Ink Art Community!! I have the honor and pleasure of being a contributor!! I'm so excited to create with such talented artists! When you join the Alcohol Ink Art Community , you get ACCESS to exclusive alcohol ink art resources. The library includes hours of alcohol ink painting lessons, projects, templates, guides and resources for learning to create, share, promote and sell your artwork online! All levels of artist are welcome and encouraged to join!
Here, I'm sharing a piece I did by dripping, tilting, dripping and tilting. Fun, fun, fun!
I used shades of blue (Ranger Indigo, Stream; Pinata Sapphire Blue), a little gold, a little white, a little black (Ranger Pitch Black; Pinata Mantilla Black [the shy one] and two types of blending solution on a piece of translucent Yupo paper.
Whenever I get new supplies, I like to get to know it. The first thing I do with new colors is create a color chart. For my alcohol inks (AIs), I actually dedicated a journal to getting to know my colors and practice techniques. I started with a 9x12" mixed media size journal, and had it cut in half at my local office store - economical nice size pages to work with (learned that from MaryBeth!).
I used a circle die cut and ruler to figure out how many circles I could get on a page, allowing space to write in the colors.
Next, I added a layer of clear gesso over the page. After it dried, I filled the page with circles using an alcohol friendly ink pens - I did not want the ink to smear.
I set up the bottles in color wheel order. I wrote the names, leaving some spaces - room for new colors. :) I used A and P to note the brand. For my Copic and Spectrum Noir ink refills, I use the marker chart I created as a color reference so no need to add them here.
I dripped color, not minding if it blended with the color next to it - actually I encouraged it, as it's one of favorite things about creating with AIs - the blending! NOTES and TIPS: (1) start at the top and work your way down :) (2) you can see how the different colors spread (3) do not open the cap over your color chart :) (4) have a side paper/journal to drip on before you drip on your chart to see how fast it drips (5) because you are working over gesso, you can blot color out while wet (6) have fun and embrace going outside the lines!
On another page I tested various pens and markers from my stash over the ink.
Over the years I have collected many pens and markers - thanks to all the wonderful artists and crafters who post their favorite pens and markers. :) I started with a layer of white gesso. After it dried completely, I dripped, dropped, and blended with finger (which was in a glove). I wrote with a variety of pens and markers. Now, I have reference of how they look over the AIs.
Sharing one last photo of the day - my desk space...this is what happens when I have blank paper and pens/pencils. hehehe
Shout Out: I have learned techniques from and been inspired by some awesome artists: Cathy Taylor, Alexis Bonavitacola, June Rollins, MaryBeth Shaw and many wonderful artist who share their talents via youtube videos. Thank you all!!
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!