The Day I Painted with Moonshine-22

Well, the thing is, when you paint with alcohol inks, a seriously strong alcohol concentrate is needed to lift the inks.So I thought… we do have apple pie moonshine!  Alas, the bottle wasn’t open and I didn’t have the heart.  But I thought about it!

The adventure in alcohol ink continues as I find new inspirations online.  I am realizing I need a couple of specific things for my arsenal, namely 91% rubbing alcohol instead of 70% and an ink fillable marker (who knew those existed!), not to mention some drawing lessons but other than that I am so pleased that my peacock actually looks like a peacock somewhat!

alcohol ink abstract

It started with an abstract background.

And then with some lifting and adding, lifting and adding, I found a peacock in there!

peacock_72wm

This guy was made with alcohol ink on Ranger glossy paper.  Golden fluid acrylics and faber castel markers were used for the black and white on the image.

I can’t believe I have done 22 images this month.  It really is amazing and I find myself using skills learned on day 1 again and again.  Just takes a little time each day… and a willingness to try!

Thanks for looking and reading!

6 thoughts on “The Day I Painted with Moonshine-22

  1. Ohhhh! Love this one Kim!! And, just in case you want to try, I have apple pie moonshine, opened with some left even, leftover from Blue Ridge weekend!! haha, wish I knew your craft, I would try it! xoxoxo, this is beautiful!!

    • You totally can!!! The inks do so much magic themselves and you already know how to paint wonderfully! The tricks I have found in these 30 days… glossy non-pourous paper, q-tips and strong alcohol :). Wish I lived closer so we could play!

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