I have decided that summer just isn't a great time to get any art done. Life keeps on getting in the way. Having fun with the grandkids, but missing my time to do some serious art. Since I found out that alcohol inks were so versatile and there is so much more to experiment with, I guess my mind keeps floating away to my art room.
I did manage to expand a bit and found out that hey, if you don't have all the colors of alcohol ink that you might want and you did have some alcohol markers, a great piece could be done with using the markers. Also, you can buy from my favorite Dick Blick online, a fairly large set of Prismacolor makers for not so very much. Just make sure that you are buying alcohol markers and not waterbased.
I did this piece with just markers, a small applicator bottle filled with 91% alcohol from Walgreens, a blender pen for alcohol markers, and of course, some yupo. I am still in awe of the colorful, shiney images that you can do. The inks just make everything look good. I matted this one with a black mat. Every time I look at it, I think "what happened to me, I used to work basically in earth tones". Nice change.
Oh yes, Copic markers are alcohol based. I think they probably say "solvent based". They are gorgeous and they do sell the refills. I just love them, but I find the refill bottle to be hard to use straight from the tip and I waste a lot.
Here is my latest. Again, just using markers.
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- GlendaBaileyDesigns shop
- Nancy Lefko mixed media art
- Gail Schmidt-Shabby Cottage Studio
- Felted work by Glenda
- Alisha's blog-Alisha Fredrickson
- Gillian's blog
- Jean-Texas Hill Country Painter
- American Art Moves