Understanding Alcohol Ink – Lesson #13 Markers Part 1

Markers come in hundreds of different colors. We benefit from the recent coloring craze as many manufacturers come out with their brand of alcohol ink markers.

The is the thirteenth in a series to help you understand why and how Alcohol Inks work. In this lesson we start to look at markers, why use them, how they work, layering finishing up with a demonstration creating a silhouette on a Dreamscape with a black marker. In Part 2 we will look at how to choose markers and the difference between markers and brushes.

Questions and comments are always welcome.

Here are the prior lessons:

Lesson #1 The Role of the Alcohol

Lesson #2 Proportion Between Alcohol and Dye

Lesson #3 Push and Glide

Lesson #4 Dab with Pinatas

Lesson #5 Dab a Background with Pinata Inks

Lesson #6 Pouring, Applying and the Power of Blending Solution

Lesson #7 Textures Part 1 Cotton Balls,Credit Cards and Coffee Stirrers

Lesson #8 Textures Part 2 Toothbrush, Minimister, Felt and Stamping

Lesson #9 Textures Part 3 Fan, Wisp Brushes, Monoprints & Folded Yupo

Lesson #10 Staining – What stains and is it a good or bad thing?

Lesson #11 Substrates Part 1 and 2

Lesson #12 Brushes



November 12, 2017

2 responses on "Understanding Alcohol Ink - Lesson #13 Markers Part 1"

  1. priceless as always….thank you. May I ask you a question? You said you “traced” the tree. What did you use? Graphite, Carbon, Transfer paper? What shows best on the inks? I tried Graphite but it didn’t show through the ink…..and I can’t draw for nuts!

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