I’ll be the first one to tell you I don’t have much in the way of artistic skills. I’ve tried piano when I was little, and never got it. My grandmother and great aunt tried their best to teach me how to crochet and tat and I was an abysmal failure at those. I can trace and copy well, but that’s about it. Alcohol inks make me feel like I actually can be an artist. They are a cantankerous medium, often wanting to do what they want rather than what the artist wants. But that’s half the fun.
Alcohol Art Ink Community on Facebook has a lot of wonderful help and they have a very nice website. There are also a lot of videos on youtube. These are all on ceramic tiles I got at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You can also get tiles at a home improvement place. I’ve just started working at one, happily no longer working with government.
Some of my attempts:
I plan to put these together in a frame for my new kitchen.
Again, fair warning to anyone who came upon my website. I do have a lot of fun posts like this but I also have my opinion posts which give my religious (atheist) and political (pragmatic progressive) opinions in a very unvarnished way. If you want to avoid those, just ignore the posts titled “Not So Polite Dinner Conversation”.
7 thoughts on “What the Boss Likes – my adventures in alcohol ink art”
Never heard of this, but I like the sound of it!
well, the ink will kill you but it never hurts to have a glass of wine in hand to do it. 🙂
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It’s quite appealing! Like Mr. M, I had never been acquainted with this art. (I have done just about every craft that exists, too). I’m sure the prints will look just lovely in your new kitchen.
i rather like this art form since it gets me out of my control freak nature.
The pieces look good. I see no reason why should think yourself an abysmal failure in the arts department.
Your fair warning at the end of the post is an interesting one
I did not know of this medium, thanks for sharing. “Pragmatic progressive?” I chuckled, but I like it.
heh. well, I have a couple of positions that aren’t very liberal, but I tend liberal for most. It’s as good as I could come up with 🙂
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