Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Alcohol ink fun!

I am excited to show you what I have been up to for the past several days. I have been playing with alcohol inks on three different types of paper. Alcohol inks give you an immediate blast of color and you never know quite what to expect from them. The possibilities are endless and that is right up my alley :-), I am addicted to experimenting! 

The cards which looks scribbled were done on photo paper.  On photo paper they do not spread much therefore scribbling works well. On Yupo, alcohol inks work better if you drop rather than scribble, The drops bleeds and will connect with another drop if it is nearby. In this first photo, The two photos in the bottom row right and left redone on Yupo, which is a synthetic material similar to plastic.


This one was done on Velum, as you can see there is some spreading but not circular as on the Yupo.
The velum gives it a stained-glass type effect.








These were done on Yupo.



This one is a close-up of alcohol inks on Yupo.

These are the inks dropped on a full sheet of you about before I cut them to size for cards. The feathering of some of the circles comes about when you drop some 90 % alcohol ink onto it. Without the alcohol the  circles stay fairly intact. If desired, you can doodle onto the circles with permanent marker's or paint pens.  I hope you enjoyed my post and I would love to hear your comments or questions. What kind of art do you do for total relaxation and fun?

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    1. Thanks so much Peggy, glad you stopped by!

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    2. Sorry Peg, I must have been AutoCorrected!

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  2. They look great, especially the one with Yupo paper. Dit you use high glossy foto paper? I have heard that it works better than normal foto paper.

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    1. I used free photo paper from my HP printer :-) so not sure if it is high-gloss, but it does look glossy. Yupo does probably give you the brightest sharpest color.

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  3. Just can't beat alcohol inks for POW! colour and effects!

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    1. No kidding, Win! I read you were supposed to set the inks with the finish and although it was recommended and it is labeled hi gloss, it dulled the colors. ;) next time I will take the risk and leave them alone :-)!

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  4. Great job Becky!!
    Love the vellum look- definitely like stained glass!! And the Yupo is pretty cool too- so is the name YUPO!! teeheehee
    Very cool results-thanks so much for sharing! xo

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    1. Thank you Jackie, I'm so proud of myself LOL, since I am so lame at figuring technology out, posting this blog. made my day! LOL I had to read your comment twice and finally got the Yu PO part :-)

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  5. I think my favorite is on the vellum...so cool looking. I have a few of these inks. I need to get them out and give this a try :) TFS.

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by Shel! I kind of feel like people are visiting me at my home :-) ha! love it! Glad you are going to give it a try!

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  7. I like the results on Yupo...Plan to try it. I look forward to your future blog post.

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    1. Thanks so much Linda! I hope you try it, it really is fun The color intensity is just amazing. So glad you stopped by and I hope you will continue to do so :-)!

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  8. Fun!!! Alcohol inks are wonderful!!!! So glad you got the blogging thing figured out!!!

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    1. Hi Wanda, yes they are a blast! An thanks I am very happy that it is finally up and running. I still have more to learn about it and went to add more features. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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  9. Congrats on the blog! And love what you're doing with alcohol inks!

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn for visiting my blog! am happy it's up and running.... It has been quite the learning process! Alcohol inks are a blast, and I recently discovered translucent Yupo.... The colors pop even more!

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  10. Keep on going, Becky! We all learn from each other...

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    1. Thanks for your support Vicki, The comments and support keep me going!

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