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!