So today I may have taken another step toward painting with alcohol ink.Now, I did complete a landscape not too long ago but truthfully, I felt as if I was not fully exploring the ink for all its “life.”
The paper I had was wrong… so once again, I punted. I used gesso on my mixed media paper so that I could get more glide and less absorption. What I really needed to do was use a glossy paper. File that knowledge under “Duh!”
I managed to find some Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock at my local Michaels. Sorry Hobby Lobby… you were seriously lacking in this area! So off to play I went!
Using 91% alcohol along with my Tim Holtz inks, I began to drop color. It blended and pushed. It mixed and ran. Gravity in my slightly slanted old house became apparent! The question became… on a glossy surface, how do you control a substance that has its own mind.
The answer… you really can’t and you know what? That’s what makes it so fun!
I think I will be playing a lot more with alcohol inks during this 30 day challenge! They are so bright and so vibrant and bring out my inner impressionist.
Thanks for reading and looking!