Alcohol Ink Tips

with Francine Dufour Jones

Alcohol Ink Tips - with Francine Dufour Jones


     Hello Everyone!


I love the pure bright color. I do many art forms but lately, the one that calls to me the most is alcohol inks.  Painting with alcohol inks allows me to express the free-flowing spirit and energy of vibrant color.

What are Alcohol Inks

Alcohol inks are a relatively new painting medium. It has alcohol as the main ingredient, so it dries extremely fast. This is the reason that most alcohol ink originals are small. I usually paint on 5 x 7-inch non-porous surface.
The original is then scanned at a high resolution and can be printed and enlarged on surfaces like canvas, metal, and paper. This image is a replication of an original alcohol ink.

When I first saw a photo of an alcohol ink painting online I got so excited about the beautiful pure intensity of color.  I decided I must find out about this vibrant medium. I now teach how to paint with alcohol inks in person and online.  I enjoy sharing what I have learned and new techniques. I am so amazed and thankful for the wonderful alcohol ink painters I have met along the way who are willing to share their tips and art. I am grateful for the time we live in and how the Internet has made the world a small place. I am in awe of the technology that allows us to communicate with each other. There is instant translation so that language is no longer a barrier. Wow…. what magic!


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