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

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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! ?

  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. 🙂

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