Good morning! If you follow me on instagram you’ve seen my recent alcohol ink experiments but I thought I’d share them here along with a list of my favorite alcohol ink art supplies in case you’d like to give them a try! I also have two quick time-lapse videos that you can watch below or at my YouTube channel!
In the first video I use copic refills with copic blending solution, an air puffer, and a synthetic paintbrush. My basic technique is to apply blending solution to the yupo paper first, then a few dots of copic refills, and move it around with the air puffer.
The second video uses a technique that’s a little newer to me. I add copic refills and pinata brass ink to a cheap palette and then use pipettes to apply color to the yupo. I start with a drop of paper, then add a little metallic ink, and then surround the ink with isopropyl alcohol (91%). Then I use the air puffer to move the ink around same as before. I really love the pinata metallic inks because they really add gorgeous slivers of metallic sparkle to your art! And I’m so excited because Simon Says Stamp is now carrying all the Jacquard Pinata metallics! The brass is my favorite and is currently sold out but should be back soon!
Here’s a few of the pieces I created using a combination of ranger alcohol inks, pinata metallic inks, alcohol pearls, and copic refills!
Copic refills in V95 and V99 with pinata brassCopic refills in BG49, BG11, RV11, and R85Copic refills in RV13, RV14, RV23, R35, and R37 with pinata rich goldCopic refills in BV09, BV15, and BV32Copic refills in BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, and 100 with silver foilCopic refills in RV09, RV19, and RV69Copic refills in RV63, RV66, V17, and BV08Pinata brass, copic refill in V28, ranger alcohol inks in stream, wild plum, pitch black, and alcohol pearl ink in tranquil with themoweb turquoise foil
I love varying the speed and force of the puffs to get different effects or varying the amount of isopropyl alcohol or blending solution to get hard or soft edges. You can also see the difference when you leave white space or cover the entire panel. I love how splatter can really change the look of a panel you might not initially like! 😉 If you’ve never used alcohol inks I hope this inspires you to give them a try and if you have used them I hope this gives you some new ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!!
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