Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Taking a moment from a VERY BUSY week of reorganizing my studio and storage shed, plus volunteer-related meetings, I experimented with alcohol inks on Yupo using some very Old Ranger Adirondack inks in my limited stash.

At first I hated using the alcohol inks, but as I pressed on I thought, "OK, with a little practice..."

When I cut the dried samples apart, I was amazed. The camera and computer do not do them justice. The metallics glow, hues are bright and intense, and there is a unique shine. When dry you almost cannot damage them by touching (not considering the long-term effect of my finger oils). However you can reactivate the dried inks with alcohol,which can be a blessing or a curse dependent upon your plans.

Next I will purchase the Pinata Alcohol Inks and start using larger papers. I would be proud to hang these among my personal collection just as they are even at the beginner's stage.

I am looking forward to experimenting with these more next week when I have a little more time. I am following the activities in the book Pigments of Your Imagination by Cathy Taylor.