There is just something magical about playing with alcohol ink. The way the colors slide into each other, forming new colors and creating abstract shapes. I find myself mesmerized by the process. I wish I could adequately convey just how much I love this medium!
In preparation for my upcoming class, Exploring Alcohol Ink (http://www.demicaro.com/Events.html) I decided to document my most recent experiment. Here’s how it went…I started with drops of color.x
I then used the palette knife to swirl colors together.
I used the tip of the palette knife to make lines.
I added more color and used a Q-tip to make a flower. I’m not loving the flower on the left so I add some blending solution to it to make it go dreamy.
I dislike enough that I cover over the left flower and go in a different direction.
Now to add some yellow and pink. Hmmm…definitely broke up the blue tones I had so much of.
I add more colors, tilting the paper to make them run. I’m looking for some lines/colors to catch my interest.
I’ve drawn more lines. And the ink starts to impinge on the right flower. It might need to go.
Now with the flowers gone, I am going in a new direction. It needs red.
I add Pearl to the upper left purple to see what happens.
I decide to use a stamp and the Snow Cap ink to add a little design. And this is the finished piece! I tried to make flowers, but in the end, I just love abstract. I went where the colors wanted to go. I’m pretty happy with it!