Alcohol Ink Tips

with Francine Dufour Jones

Alcohol Ink Tips - with Francine Dufour Jones


Watch the video below on supplies.

Note: I changed my primary colors in Pinata to Baja Blue, Senorita Magenta, and Sunbright Yellow.  You get pure colors with these primary colors. (not Sapphire and Chili Pepper)

This is a list linked to Amazon for you to see what I am talking about. If you can buy these items from your local art store that is best! Please support your local art stores….we need them. ♥

The print version of the supply list: click here

Some Supplies Used in Alcohol Ink Painting

Alcohol inks 3 minimum

Piñata Inks by Jacquard

3 primary colors (red, yellow, blue)

Ideal colors would be:

Senorita Magenta
Sunshine Yellow
Baja Blue

They have an Exciter Kit which is great with a lot more colors

If using Adirondack Ink by Ranger Inks

Again a minimum of 3 primary colors

Sunshine Yellow
Sailboat Blue
They have a lot of really nice colors so you can add your favorites to this list.

Tiles 4.25 x 4.25 (I like to do tiles so I buy a box of them at the hardware store.) White tiles and glazed.

Yupo paper (this is a link to 3 pads of  5×7 Yupo Paper.) We paint small as the ink dries fast.

Plastic, latex, or latex-free, gloves


micro dental brushes   (these are like tiny q-tips and wonderful for small details)

Cotton balls or makeup remover pads.

Paper towels

91% rubbing alcohol

alcohol applicator I like  small bottles with nibs to squeeze alcohol out

small dish or cup to put alcohol ink (my favorite is a steel condiment cup)

Liquid Frisket my favorite brand is Pebeo, and small brush and container for soapy water

“drip pan” I use an old plastic top to spinach (I have some to share if you do not eat vegetables
small round plastic palette

I like to use freezer paper and I turn waxy side down for covering the table surface. You also buy a roll of it at Costco,

8×10 glass (the edge should be wrapped with tape for safety) or stiff surface to paint with Yupo. This is optional you will see it in the videos.

Canned Air I get a six-pack at Costco.

To seal tiles see

Krylon Kamar Varnish
Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Glaze
Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Enamel

Ranger Ink Blending Solution
Fillable Blender marker by Ranger Ink
Ranger’s Alcohol Ink Applicator and Pads This is great for doing leaves or foliage.
Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Impact Pen White Ink
White gouache paint or acrylic paint
Ranger Ink Blending Solution (really nice)
Alcohol Ink Pens or Markers There are many brands like Copic, Spectrum Noir, etc.  This link is a good value.
Black Micron Pen or Sharpie
Frames for  6″ tiles (frames for 4.25×4.25 are hard to find right now) 
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Small Brush, Fine Point Tip, 1 Pack (FRHFBP)

Please email me if you have questions: