LIVE! Alcohol Inks with Barb Owen

June 26, 2016
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Have you used Alcohol Inks? They are the most unique, brilliantly pigmented inks. But beware, they are extremely habit forming! Drama-free Friday's LIVE stream was all about playing with Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks as well as Piñata Alcohol Inks. 

I belong to a book club at Soul Sentiments (my closest independently owned scrapbook and mixed-media store) where we are currently working through Pigments of Your Imagination – creating with alcohol inks by Cathy Taylor. If you want to explore how to really use alcohol, you need this book!

During this episode of Drama-free Friday's LIVE stream I showed samples created with non-porous White Yupo (100%Polypropylene) Paper, Translucent Yupo Paper, Ranger Gloss Paper, and Vellum. Each paper reacts a bit differently with alcohol ink and they all create breath-taking results. 

Backgrounds are easily created with alcohol inks, Blending Solution or Color Extender, a Ranger Ink Blending Tool and alcohol ink Felt Applicator Pads. But you don't have to make backgrounds at all. You can simply drop the inks on the paper and watch the magic happen.

Be sure to wear old clothes when working with these inks as they are highly staining. And, it's a good idea to protect your skin with Gloves in a Bottle which allows the ink to release from your hands much more easily.

Click on the images below to see the amazing detail.







I'd love to see what you've been creating with alcohol ink. Feel free to tweet photos to me @BarbOwenDesigns or share them on FaceBook. 

Please join me next week for Drama-Free Friday at 2pm Eastern. I'd love to have to opportunity to chat with you there.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. And if you would like to tell me your favorite paper or surface to use with alcohol ink, just use the comment box to share that, too.

Remember to Get Creative today! It's Easy!



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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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