Friday, February 28, 2014

Alcohol Ink Art...What is it?

Alcohol ink is all the rage these days in the art circles.  Once used primarily in card making and crafts, alcohol ink is now being used to produce fine art. The paintings are vibrant and fluid in appearance.

Because the inks have alcohol in them, when the colors combine they "explode" with interesting results and designs.  To paint with it, you have to have an almost dry sticky brush. 

Alcohol inks can be used on any non porous surface such as porcelain, glass or gessoed smooth finish art board. Yupo paper also produces wonderful results. Yupo paper is made of plastic pellets . The finish is very smooth allowing the inks to move across the surface.  Here are a few examples of paintings with alcohol in on traditional painting surfaces as well as porcelain. Look for these and other pieces at the Glen Burnie High School craft show (7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060)  March 15, 9-3 pm.

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