With alcohol inks you can not only create beautiful alcohol ink artwork to decorate your home. The great thing about painting with alcohol inks is that they are so wonderfully versatile and can be combined with many creative techniques.
Here we have collected a few ideas for you. Let yourself be inspired!
Not only tiles can be embellished with alcohol inks. You can also give cups, plates, thermo cups, flower vases and many other things a completely new look with alcohol inks. The alcohol inks adhere excellently to smooth surfaces and can also be blended very well with isopropanol. You can paint realistically on porcelain with Alcohol Ink, but you can also simply let the colours run and flow into each other. You can even create your new favourite tableware with an airbrush gun. And if you are not satisfied with the result, you can wipe everything off again without leaving any residue.
Please note, however, that although porcelain designed with alcohol ink is smudge-proof and waterproof, it cannot withstand aggressive washing in the dishwasher.
You can further improve the durability of your artwork by baking the Alcohol Ink painted tableware in the oven for about 30 minutes at approximately 150 degrees Celsius. But even then, your new tableware is not dishwasher safe and should be washed lovingly by hand.
Almost no one can ignore the handlettering trend at the moment. For successful handlettering, you need colourful eye-catchers or decorations to really set the scene for your lettering. In addition to the popular watercolour, you can give your lettering the finishing touch with alcohol inks. You can create a colourful or magical transparent background for your message or decorate only a part of your painting background with alcohol ink.
With our Alcohol Inks you can create an interesting and luminous background for your letterings. But which pen is suitable for alcohol ink? Basically, any pen that writes on foil is also perfectly suitable for lettering on alcohol ink. Permanent markers and acrylic markers are smudge-proof after drying and therefore perfect for designing greeting cards. They are available in many different colours and metallic shades. Ink pens and gel markers are also suitable for alcohol ink lettering. However, they take a long time to dry and you have to be very careful not to smudge your lettering. However, the long drying time does not have to be a disadvantage: unlike permanent markers, you can still make corrections to your lettering.
If you want to create a white lettering on your alcohol ink background, masking fluid is a great aid. This is now even available in pen form. When wet, it has a light blue colour. So you can design your lettering, let it dry well and then create your Alcohol Ink Artwork over it. When the alcohol ink has dried, simply rub off the masking fluid with your fingers. This will reveal your lettering in the colour of the background. This can be white, but you can also colour it with alcohol ink in a light shade beforehand.
The colourful effects of our Alcohol Inks will tempt you to create greeting cards. You can make your own cards for any occasion! The cards decorated with Alcohol Ink can be easily written on with pigment markers or foil pens.
You succeeded particularly well with one motif and don't want to part with it? Then photograph it or copy it in colour. Although a colour copy no longer has the radiant luminosity of the original, you can decorate it further with any pen, fineliner, fountain pen or colour of your choice.
Apart from alcohol ink painting, the use with epoxy resin - or resin - is probably the best known use for alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are excellent for colouring epoxy resin.
With the help of alcohol inks, epoxy resin can be coloured in all the colours of the rainbow. In this way, you can produce a uni-coloured resin for further use. You can also add the Alcohol Inks after you have poured the resin into the mould. Depending on how liquid or how solid your epoxy resin is, the alcohol ink will spread. You can achieve interesting effects by adding several colours together or next to each other.
With a thin wooden stick you can now bring some movement into the colours. Or you can work in different layers: Let one coloured layer dry and only then add the next resin layer.
You will notice that the Alcohol Ink colour white as well as the metallics gold, silver and copper react quite differently than the transparent colours. The reason for this is that these shades are made from pigments instead of dyes. Pigments are heavier than dyes and thus sink to the bottom more quickly in the liquid resin. But it is precisely this property that makes pigment inks so interesting for working with resin. If you add a few drops of pigmented ink to the previously dripped transparent alcohol inks, the popular rainbow effects are created, which are particularly popular for designing resin coasters, so-called petri dishes.
Resin artists conjure up true masterpieces! But you can also create jewellery, e.g. rings, pendants or earrings, key rings, paperweights and much more.
With Alcohol Ink you can create beautiful and colourful backgrounds for Zentangle®. Strictly speaking, however, this is no longer Zentangle, but "Zentangle Inspired Art", or ZIA for short.
Just like Alcohol Inks, Zentangle also originated in the USA. Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts developed a method of combining relaxation (ZEN) and drawing (TANGLE). Concentrating on the repetitive simple patterns has a calming effect and helps to improve the ability to concentrate. It is also very easy to learn.
The best way to learn the Zentangle technique is from a Certified Zentangle Teacher.
Maybe you think you have no talent for drawing. In a Zentangle basic course you will learn the basics of this technique and can create your own artwork directly afterwards.
The simple and yet fascinating Zentangle patterns create a great interplay with the bright colours of the Alcohol Inks. You can create impressive works of art without having to know anything about drawing techniques, perspective, etc.
These beautiful pictures - Zentangle Inspired Art with Alcohol Inks - come from Simone Menzel, Simtangle Dresden, Certified Zentangle Teacher from Dresden, www.tangle-dresden.de: