Thursday, March 1, 2018

Something different

Tried a little something different today using alcohol inks. In the past (a ways back) I've used them to color metal and make cardboard look like metal. And we've all made the usual blotchy or smooshed backgrounds with them. I've never tried painting a scene with them. You have to move fast when using  a.i. and I'm not moving as fast as I needed too. So below is a pic of my experiments.
Painted on glossy photo paper, a plain sanded canvas, canvas with a good layer of heavy gel medium (used a painting knife) and lastly, a canvas with good layer of gesso on it. I wanted to see how a.i. would work on canvas with having to spray it with something first. A.I. worked on all the surfaces of the canvas. Not so much on the photo paper, I wasn't fast enough for that one. And by the time I got to it, about 20 minutes, I was having trouble breathing because of the smell from the alcohol! Forgot how bad that was and it really affected me this time. So this is the last time I'll use a.i.
Remember, these were an experiment...
That's it for me today.
Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls


  1. Wow, I can't believe you made these with alcohol inks, incredible! I love that middle one of the yellow flower against the aqua sky, the way the colours meet and create a sort of outline that makes the petals glow! Gorgeous! What a fun experiment and just fabulous results! hugs :)

  2. Your square shaped pictures made me think of tiles. Now I want to see if I can paint on white tile from Home Depot. It just might be a new and exciting decorating tool. Just goes to show how one idea can lead to another and how blogging sisters are so linked together through their creative journeys. I'm your newest follower and I hope that you will follow me back.
    Nice to meet you,
    Connie :)

  3. Well - it's a fabulous farewell to alcohol inks... lovely experimentation, and great to see the results on different surfaces. The seascapes are great, but it's those golden sunflowers which have really brought the sun out for me today.
    Alison x