Everlasting Joy: A Dimensional Alcohol Ink Painting

March 27, 2020

Everlasting Joy: A Dimensional Alcohol Ink Painting

Hello everyone,

As we are sheltered in place until May 1, I'm starting to reach out to my alcohol inks again...been three months since I painted anything with my beautiful stash. I don't have any alcohol to spare for recreational uses (conserving it to sanitize our door knobs and surfaces), so I decided to just drop the inks on to a new substrate and see what it does.

I've worked with Duralar before when playing with inks, but this Clear Craft Plastic from Grafix Arts is really a lot like Yupo paper in the way inks behave. I watched, mesmerized, as I dropped different colors on to each other and saw them blend or bleed. 

Once dry, I inverted the plastic and took my Posca pen to "reveal" some flowers.

After the initial white outlines, it was just a matter of separating the background from the foreground. I did that by making a grid with a gold Posca pen and suddenly the blooms in the front looked so much more accentuated. 

I added a final touch with Ranger Inks gold and copper tinsel embossing powders on a "Big Hugs" sentiment from Concord&9th (using my VersaMark ink pad).


I hope you enjoyed this creation and got a sense of the depth these trippy flowers have from the video. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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     Until next time, keep creating and stay healthy!




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