Several people (more than two)
have asked my how to use alcohol ink.
So, let us start with a simple ATC.
Ranger and Tim Holtz distribute alcohol inks,
you can get them at Michael's, Hobby Lobby,
or Amazon.com haha! of course you can.
Amazon sells everything.
Except maybe goats.
Alcohol ink works best on Yupo paper.
This was a little sample pad of ATC sized
yupo paper that came in my Art Snack box this month.
It comes in all sizes - seriously - and can be found
on Amazon, dickblick.com, and Michael's.
When you use alcohol ink, work on a protected surface.
Craft sheets are perfect.
Here I worked on a large, thick sheet
of cardboard that I had left over.
Alcohol inks also stain your fingers,
so if you aren't a lover of brightly colored
fingers, I'd recommend some type of glove.
I can't give you a recommendation
because I use the messy, pretty fingers
Makes me feel accomplished.
(Emoticon smiley face.)
Sorry I talked through that last photo.
Take your first color and squirt a couple
drops in random locations.
Some people prefer working in odd numbers,
but since these ATCs are small,
I didn't worry about that.
As you can see, I began with pink,
then switched to a couple drops of yellow.
Then be patient and wait.
The colors will spread and push each other
where the edges touch.
Sometimes you get cool colors where this happens,
sometimes just a darker edge with its own
(Did you notice how that lower pink circle's
edges closed around and left that white hole?)