You are seeing the end result of practice with alcohol inks. I couldn’t imagine an art product that I knew nothing about…..so a trip to the craft store and my online coupon set me up with a few supplies. The paper has a slick finish, and the squares are ceramic tiles that I got for sixteen cents each. The stamper has removable felt squares that you put a few drops of the ink on.
That was fun. Now to try for some swirly designs that come from putting ink drops directly on the paper or tile.
This is fun because the colors bleed into each other. You can blow or drag a stick around to mix them. But where are the beautiful results that others have posted online ? This abstract design keeps making me rotate the piece trying to turn it into something I recognize. The final product is pretty underwhelming. Many of the really beautiful pictures I’ve seen were of flowers so maybe that’s the direction I should go.
Adding more ink and stamping made that tile look a lot better. It still makes me wonder what it is a picture of. Maybe it’s time to start a new tile.
This new start is looking a lot better. According to the directions, one of the hard parts is deciding when to stop. So this experiment was fun, but I really think more practice and colors would yield the best results.