Alcohol inks have become an increasingly popular medium for artists and makers to express themselves. Made from dye and alcohol, they are highly fluid and brightly colored. They also dry quickly as the alcohol evaporates. By using them, it’s possible to achieve layers of colors similar to when watercolor paint is used.
What really makes alcohol ink special is its versatility as a fluid painting technique. Non-porous surfaces like ceramics, metal, and glass all work well with alcohol ink. This makes them ideal for decorating vases, mugs, tumblers, and wine glasses.
But, there’s so much more you can do. Alcohol ink art differs widely, whether you are making an abstract background for a mixed media artwork or incorporating them into crafts. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about alcohol ink to get started, including all the essential supplies.