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Designing with Alcohol Inks

May 16, 2017

This week a group of 7 students from Canada and Washington came together at our studio for Session 7 of 8,  5 day sessions for Level 3 Studies in Art and Design. In session 7 we are completing projects, projecting new ones and have a little time to try out a new medium of alcohol ink on paper.  Not, of course drinkable alcohol but the fluid one that drips, spatters and runs without control on the translucent or transparent paper surface. We chase the ink around the paper with plastic spatulas and drip it on with pipettes to create spidery, bubbly shapes and patterns.  As you can see it’s very messy and has a life force of it’s own with colors that are not shy but very bold and saturated.  Thank you ladies (Gladiolas) for sharing a few exuberant pieces on our blog.  Have a look at our course brochure to see what else this group of art students are studying.   Gail Harker


© Alana Koehler


© Val Gleeson


© Gail Harker


© Rhonda Papiernik


© Catherine Sloan


© Marilyn Waite


© Iris Bell


Inks at work


© Carol Lawrence


challenging to visualize how to get beyond the ink drips


working over ink with pens © Gail Harker


© Gail Harker


It starts out clean

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 16, 2017 10:38 pm

    Cool, thanks for sharing 🙂

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