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Creative Alcohol Inks By Ashley Mahlberg

Creative Alcohol Inks by Ashley Mahlberg

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The newest addition to the Art for Modern Makers series, Creative Alcohol Inks explores the many artistic options of the popular painting and pouring medium, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to creating beautiful projects.

Creative Alcohol Inks Summary

Creative Alcohol Inks: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Amazing Effects--Explore Painting, Pouring, Blending, Textures, and More! by Ashley Mahlberg

Pour and paint your way to stunning fluid effects. In Creative Alcohol Inks, artist and Instagrammer Ashley Mahlberg of @inkreel shares step-by-step techniques for creating spontaneous, organic effects with this vibrant transparent medium.
  • Get an overview of essential materials, substrates, and finishes.
  • Explore techniques for applying alcohol inks, such as pouring, creating texture, lifting, masking, adding embellishments, and more.
  • Learn helpful troubleshooting tips and tricks.
  • Use what you've learned to create one-of-a-kindartworks and stylish projects.
Find your creative flow with Creative Alcohol Inks!

Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.

About Ashley Mahlberg

Ashley Mahlberg of Ink Reel Studio is an abstract artist and graphic designer. Inspired by the Washington coast, Ashley's work mimics organic forms, flow, and dynamic color palettes found in her everyday surroundings. Ashley licenses her work, shows her art in local commercial spaces, and has been a featured artist on The Crafter's Box (, where she taught alcohol ink techniques. See more of Ashley's work on Instagram (@inkreel),, and Etsy (InkReelArtStudio). She lives in Burlington, Washington.

Table of Contents


1 Essential Supplies
Alcohol Inks
Blending Liquids
Air Tools
Surfaces & Substrates
Other Supplies
Setting Up a Workspace
Working Safely

2 Basic Techniques
Alcohol Ink Wash
Stippling to Create Blooms
Blending Metallic Mixatives
Masking .
Drawing over Washes
Embossing Powder
Plastic Wrap
Adhesive Stencils
Adding Texture with a Catalyst

3 Inspiration, Color & Composition
Finding Inspiration
Color Basics
Color Schemes
Color Studies
Creating Compositions

4 Finishing Techniques
Sealing Your Work
Mounting Yupo Paper to Board
Applying Resin
Options for Framing
Creating Fine Art Prints

5 Alcohol Ink Projects
Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo
Porcelain Picture Frame
Tree Silhouette & Night Sky Painting
Modern Ornament
Ocean-Inspired Textured Painting
Abstract Coasters
Mini Abstract Landscape
Crescent Moon Painting
Circle Painting
Geometric Painting
Custom Greeting Cards
Alcohol Ink Painting on Gessobord

About the Author

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Creative Alcohol Inks: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Amazing Effects--Explore Painting, Pouring, Blending, Textures, and More! by Ashley Mahlberg
Quarry Books
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