Last week, I posted my first experiments with alcohol inks. This week, I played with them some more, developing some ways to do abstracts that resemble nature scenes. I’m loving the medium, which is completely unexpected and fun.
Here’s what dripped out of the bottles and onto the Yupo this week. They are all about 8 inches long and 4 inches wide, and will become the postcards I send out in iHanna’s Spring Postcard Swap.
And underwater scene with some coral, or maybe just a landscape from the other side of my brain.
On to the desert, although there does seem to be a pool over on the left side.
Cacti, mountains, and rich color in the desert.
OK, they can’t all be landscape. Here’s a vertical one, vaguely reminiscent of an ocotillo.
All of these are made with alcohol inks, applied to Yupo and then tilted, tipped, and manipulated by blowing on the inks through a straw. Takes a bit of breath control, but it is a great amount of fun. No drawing skill required.
Have a creative weekend!
—Quinn McDonald has inks all over her fingers.