ONLINE CLASS: Learn how to create bold, abstract bouquets with alcohol ink and acrylic paint pens
I hope you'll consider joining my newest online class to create a fun, whimsical bouquet with me!
But this is not a "One and Done" class at all!
I'll guide you step-by-step to create a beautifully blended vase and then easily create a composition with placeholders for flowers and foliage. Then the fun begins - defining the various flowers with different techniques and textures and popping in some leaves and tendrils. Finally, we'll detail it all with acrylic paint pens (that part is optional - but so enjoyable!)
Once you know these techniques, you're sure to create many more alcohol ink bouquets - each unique and more beautiful than the one before!
Watch this video introduction first...
Here are the supplies I use in this class:
In this class, I'm using the Ranger/Tim Holtz brand in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green. I also love Altenew brand alcohol inks.
91% OR 99% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (IPA)
Either is fine - just so it's not 70%, which isn't strong enough. Have this handy in a sealed bottle to clean brushes in between colors.
Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution really does work differently than Isopropyl Alcohol and I highly recommend it. I credit a lot of my best work to Blending Solution - it's truly magical!
Don't try to make your own (I have) because it doesn't work as well and doesn't dry properly. A little goes a long way, so overall the Ranger brand will save you a lot of frustration and money.
- Small detail brush (size 0 or 1)
- Medium round or flat brush (size 6 or 8)
- Protective gloves - I prefer Nitrile over Vinyl, but any will do.
- Protection for your work surface - I recommend puppy training pads
- Napkins or paper towel
- Small bottle with some Isopropyl Alcohol in it (for cleaning brushes)
Again, once you know these techniques, you'll want to create several more! Here's just a sample of pieces created by my students:
This class is perfect for beginners, but all alcohol ink artists are sure to pick up some tips to add to their paintings. Learn the steps and then experiment with different colors and textures to create a whole collection of beautiful bouquets!