Check out that beautiful alcohol ink in the preview image. Isn’t it glorious? You already know I love my alcohol inks and I’m going to show you why.
I am knee deep – or chin deep – in setting up a new book chuck full of tangle patterns. I am in full on putting it together mode and don’t want to stop to make art. But I did come across this set of photos that I never posted. At least I don’t think I ever posted them. If I did, please pretend like you didn’t see them. Hahahaha! Not long ago Ranger came out with some new colors. And of course I ordered one of each. Valencia, Limeade, Amethyst, Flamingo, Patina and Turquoise. Yum!
I took out a 5″ x 7″ sheet of Yupo paper and just dropped some dots of ink to see what the colors looked like. Then I realized that was silly – I didn’t want to waste any Yupo so I needed to make a piece of art with it. Which color is your favorite? Mine is the flamingo.
I grabbed a blending tool and dropped on a few dots of some of the colors. Loaded that baby up, so to speak.
And just started dotting color all over the paper. Right on top of those colors I had already put down. It’s all good.
I even dripped some ink in a few places. Then I thought – maybe I messed this up beyond fixing? It looks like a lot of garbled ink?
Nah. I always taught my kids that usually nothing was so broken that it couldn’t be fixed. You just have to look for a way. And my way here was to bring in some blending solution. Isopropyl alcohol would do the same thing.
And I literally made loops up and down across the whole thing. Why not? I just went for it and let the blending solution move a little.
Then before I threw the whole thing in the trash – I placed a paper towel over the top and blotted. Didn’t move it around. Just down, blot, lift. Want to see what I got?
Beautiful color, that’s what I got. And I bought a 5″ x 7″ white frame and I have this piece hanging in my studio. I love it! Now back to the book.