More Brea Reese


I gotta say I love these Brea Reese Alcohol Inks. For one thing they don’t give me a headache from the fumes. And that is a big plus in my opinion. And the colors are gorgeous! I know I told you I’d show you all the rest of my playtime work in one post – but I changed my mind. I think this piece is pretty enough it deserves its own post.

My supplies were the same as two posts ago. Yupo paper, 70% isopropyl alcohol (any will work) and two colors of Brea Reese – turquoise and pink. I love those two colors together most any time. No matter the brand. I began by shooting some alcohol across the 5″ x 7″ piece of Yupo.

To the alcohol I added one drop of pink and one drop of turquoise, then used Tim Holtz’ Distress Marker Spritzer Tool to pump air onto the colors. The tool has a rubber bulb on one end that you squeeze and it pushes out air that you can use to move the color around.

That turquoise was really dark initially so I really spread the color out. I even added a little more alcohol to it to lighten it up some.

And I moved the color so much that I needed more pink.

I added a little more alcohol in that pink, then used the tool to blow air onto the pink, pushing it up into the turquoise and forming some blues and purple. I was liking how this was working.

And I let it sit and work a little by itself.

And I was loving this but it still needed more pink to offset all that dark from the turquoise.

No need to add more alcohol, I already had plenty. I just kept playing with the air tool and pushing color here and there until I started liking what I had. And that was pretty much at this point. Isn’t it beautiful?

I wondered what would happen if I held the paper at an angle and let some of that alcohol and color run down.

I got more defined lines and beautiful color segments and I love this absolutely! Maybe one minute tops and I have a fun, pretty 5″ x 7″ piece of paper I can tangle. Or not. I could always just admire it. Like I have been. Hahahahaha!

Brea Reese Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
Yupo Paper

10 thoughts on “More Brea Reese

  1. Move over Shay Livensparger – there is a new alcohol ink artist in the making! This is frame worthy! Of course it would only be enhanced with your beautiful tangle art! πŸ’•

  2. Lovely seeing the green component emerge from the aqua & then the mauve as the pink & blue intermingle. Can tell you’re having great fun with these.

    • I am but I am still not 100% happy with the results. going to play some more today. I’m thinking using a little less alcohol in the mix

  3. Alice, the result you achieved with alcohol inks on yupo paper are just gorgeous!! I keep hearing about Yupo so I think it’s about time I invest in some. For this combo with alcohol ink (then maybe some tangling later), which weight/color offered by would you recommend? And THANK YOU for including links to the materials you use!!! So very handy. πŸ™‚

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