"I'm a big fan of the effects of alcohol." Peter Steele
I'm curious how many of you found your way here to read my blog post because you saw the title of this one. If so, welcome... I'll take readers however I can get them. And yes, I'm an alcoholic. I'm addicted to alcohol... alcohol inks that is! I love working with the inks to make backgrounds for tangling, and I love the way my pen (Sakura Microperm) glides smoothly and effortlessly across the paper. It is so soothing and relaxing!
To start, I will suggest that if you didn't already read my last post about alcohol inks from a few weeks ago, you check it out first. There I explained a bit about my process of working with the inks. Here is a picture of another tile that I love (I didn't love them all). Again I did some dripping and spreading and blowing to get this look.
Then I added my tangling, using Baton, Bask-It, and Diva Dance. I don't add shading when I tangle over the inks because I let the color form some natural shading. And I also haven't found anything that works well for me to shade on the glossy surface.
Like the one tile on my last post, this one had a very interesting back side created from the inks creeping underneath.
So, like last time, I tangled in the white space. I feel like this one needs some shading, so if any of you know what works to shade on Yupo, please let me know.
Here's another tile in a totally different color scheme.
This is how it looked after tangling. I decided to keep it pretty simple by using only one pattern, Frosty, and tangled in white this time (Signo Uniball UM 153 gel pen). What I have found, but had forgotten since I used white on alcohol ink a year ago, is that the white gel ink soaks up some of the color from the alcohol ink under it. Especially on the orange part where the white ink turned yellowish. It just adds more interest. After drawing Frosty all over I felt like it needed just a little something, so I added auras inside each of the shapes, using my black pen.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some more of my alcohol ink tangling, because I have lots more tiles ready and waiting. I'll be back!