I have made an amazing discovery! My mind is blown by my experiments with alcohol inks. I have been keen to try these for a while and I was not dissapointed. I decided to just go with the flow and tap into my imagination. I knew that you can't really use these inks on porous surfaces to I grabbed some see-through packaging I had lying around and just slipped some white paper inside as the backdrop.
Using a straw I blew the inks across the shiny surface, causing some intriguing effects. As I worked I felt as if I was watching one of those psychedelic lightshows from the sixties (such as the video above).
Every time you add a new color everything else shifts around, in slow motion. As I added different colors I saw an owl emerge.
I left my little owl like this in the end but it was hard to stop. Believe me, using alcohol inks is well and truly addictive because they move and drip around so much. The fumes are also pretty bad so I opened all the windows to clear my head. I believe in future I might try adding alcohol blending solution and I will also try working on Yupo paper.
Have you had any experiences working with alcohol inks? What kind of surface did you use?
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