Thursday, October 8, 2015

Reflections of an Alcoholic

"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."    Claude Monet

It's been about 3 months since my last post about tangling on alcohol ink. You can see that post here if you missed it. I still had several colored "tiles" all inked and waiting to be tangled. Here's the first one I decided to use this time around.

Since there were obvious circular shapes on this, I thought I would tangle each of those circles. As I was working it began to take on the look of flowers, so I went in that direction. I added stems and ended up with this little flower garden.

Patterns used: Arc Flower, Floral, Garlic Cloves/Bloom, Dandi, Betweed, Steffi, and some lines.

Then I picked another "tile" with circular shapes, figuring I'd stick to a theme. I particularly love the colors in this one.

Again I tangled in the circular shapes, but did not turn this one into flowers.

Patterns used: Z-trik, Crescent Moon, Sand Swirl, Printemps, and some lines.

I loved the colors, loved the flow of my Microperm pen on the Yupo paper, and am pretty happy with the results. This is not the last you will see of my alcohol ink creations, because I still have even more inky "tiles" all ready for tangling whenever I feel the urge. 



  1. these are gorgeous! i like the colors in that second one also. i'd have to keep it to look at from time to time. haha! beautiful work, caren

    1. Thanks Alice. I just ordered your book...was waiting to get to $35 for free shipping. Can't wait to see it.

  2. Wow... this is spectacular! So fantastic bright colours and so clever tangeled. I LOVE this tiles, espeially this one with the "trees"! I will try Alcohol as well ;-)

  3. Love these . I am slowly learning how to use them.