Play and experiment. Like most kids, I love playing with new toys. Recently, I picked up some alcohol inks to try out, and through YouTube, discovered that they are meant for non-porous items like glass and plastic, and that I should have picked up an applicator, felt pads, blending solution and non-stick craft sheet. Necessity is a mother, tho', and I simply dropped some colour onto a pad of palette paper, spritzed some 99% alcohol on top, and used a plastic scraper to move the inks around. Stage two will be to do a palette paper transfer onto a wood panel covered with gloss medium - I'll keep you posted on the results!
|Alcohol inks play|
|Forest Floor 6 x 6 mixed media by Win Dinn|
|It's Love 4 x 4 mixed media by Win Dinn|
|Playing with Oranges II 8 x 8 mixed media by Win Dinn|
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I've set myself a goal to finish twelve paintings this month, and as the month is nearly past, I can see I will undoubtedly fall short. With a garage sale imminent this coming Saturday and six years of accumulation to deal with, it's unlikely I'll complete three paintings this week. Now who was it that said necessity is a mother? Hmmmmm - could I paint with one hand while I price with the other? Maybe it's time to try garagesaleartdexterocity...