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.

    For a list of my favorite tools and supplies, make sure to visit My Favorite Things page

     Until next time, keep creating and stay healthy!

    Best,

    Mansi.

     





    Leave a comment


    Also in Latest Projects at MansiMakes

    One flower three ways
    One flower three ways

    October 23, 2020

    Three very different-looking cards using the same stamp set and almost the same tools. I take you through my steps and struggles and share a process video.

    View full article →

    Guess How Much I Love You
    Guess How Much I Love You

    October 03, 2020 117 Comments

    The Colorado Craft Company has brought home to crafters one of the most beloved book of all times "Guess How Much I Love You" and I am beyond excited to share my creative interpretation of the wonderful illustrations.

    View full article →

    A Birthday Card with a Twist
    A Birthday Card with a Twist

    September 29, 2020

    Taking one shape and turning it into another so you can completely transform the look of your cards with one stamp. Stretch your supplies!

    View full article →

    Sign Up for Updates

    Want to get the latest on new projects and Live videos? Sign up for updates!