Falling in Love with Alcohol Ink
I have been experimenting with alcohol inks and have fallen in love with this new medium! I began using the alcohol inks on Yupo paper, but have found that it is expensive. Continual use of Yupo paper will get costly. After searching YouTube channels, I found and experimented that one can use freezer paper. It is very affordable and be found at any grocery store. Another method, is to prime board panels used for acrylic painting with KILZ primer.
Application and Use Instead of using the method of applying the ink by droplets from the bottle, put a few drops in a palette and use a paintbrush. Instead of using water to clean the brush or to spread out the ink on the paper or primed board, use rubbing alcohol. What I experienced was amazing, that was a step beyond watercolor! You can also mix the colors of inks to create your own colors and adding the white mixing medium, you can create pastels and muted colors. You can also let the inks dry on your plastic or glass palette and reuse them at a later date- just add a drop of alcohol! Have fun!
PLEASE USE ALCOHOL INKS and RUBBING ALCOHOL in ventilated area - THESE CAN BE FLAMMABLE!
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