What is Alcohol Ink Art?

What is Alcohol Ink Art?

It is a fluid art technique that uses alcohol ink by dropping them directly to the appropriate medium.
It is a fun way to paint and create art with no prior experience required.

How to create AIcohol Ink Art

1.Start by dropping the ink directly on a smooth and silky medium. The ink will spread out on the surface once in contact, creating a circle-like shape of the color.
1.Start by dropping the ink directly on a smooth and silky medium. The ink will spread out on the surface once in contact, creating a circle-like shape of the color.
2.To create patterns, you can drop a blending solution or a different color next to the first color. As the new color spreads, it will push and blend with the colors thus creating an abstract pattern.
2.To create patterns, you can drop a blending solution or a different color next to the first color. As the new color spreads, it will push and blend with the colors thus creating an abstract pattern.
3.To create a gradient effect, let the alcohol ink run into each other by blowing air gently and directly to the ink from the side. This will move around the ink on the surface. Alternatively, you can tilt the medium to create color gradient.
3.To create a gradient effect, let the alcohol ink run into each other by blowing air gently and directly to the ink from the side. This will move around the ink on the surface. Alternatively, you can tilt the medium to create color gradient.
4.Alcohol ink can be revived even after it dries. To create an overlap between colors, apply a blending solution to create a transparent effect or another color on top of the dried ink to create a more vibrant effect.
4.Alcohol ink can be revived even after it dries. To create an overlap between colors, apply a blending solution to create a transparent effect or another color on top of the dried ink to create a more vibrant effect.

Alcohol Ink Art FAQ

Artist's Work

Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan
Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan
Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan
Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan

Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan

Mika Suzuki/Alcohol ink art Japan

Mika is an experienced artist and instructor in many fields of art. She applies various painting methods that she learned in the past in creating candles and alcohol ink art. She has done many collaborations with other artists from different genres and uses mixed media techniques for her artwork. She is regarded as one of the leading artists for ink art in Japan.

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Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」
Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」
Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」
Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」

Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」

Kanako H/「Marble & Waves」

Kanako writes a blog called Marble & Waves, which acts as an information source about alcohol ink art to many people. She is particularly fascinated with the depth of fluid art. Although anyone can enjoy creating ink art, you need some techniques to exhibit your originality in it. Her passion for fluid art pushes her to find innovative ideas through research and experiment.

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Miho is a self-taught alcohol ink artist active since 2018. She started the 365 Challenge in 2019, posting a new piece of art everyday for 365 days on her Instagram page. Miho regularly teaches workshops in Kyoto and Tokyo. She enjoys exploring new techniques in order to share the joy of self-expression with others.

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