Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cathy Taylor Book Giveaway

Mary Beth here today.....I am so glad that Cathy Taylor has written a book on alcohol ink! Our industry has needed this for a long time because alcohol ink has tons of potential yet it seems like few people truly explore it to the extent that Cathy does in her book.


I've used alcohol ink for years and thought I knew a lot about it, but Cathy blows it outta the water by exploring every single technique you can imagine. Seriously, this book is simply a must have in my opinion.

 The photo above depicts two pieces of Yupo where I sandwiched a stencil in between. I started out with one piece of Yupo and covered it was dribbles of alcohol ink. I place the stencil on top and then another piece of Yupo over then brayered the 'sandwich' lightly before pulling the pieces apart.


This photo is a scrap of Yupo where I got this stupendous result and honestly can't remember how. Geez, slaps self in head. But that is the thing with alcohol ink; one you start playing, it is hard to stop. I found myself grabbing at any available paper just to see what would happen. I especially loved the more muted results such as below, this was a ghost print off of another piece.


I am happy to offer a copy of Cathy's awesome book as a prize today! With it you will receive Cathy's two new stencils; she loves trees like I love trees. To enter, leave me a message about alcohol ink and your favorite way of using it cause a girl's gotta know! My fave is the sandwich for sure. 

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

Giveaway will close on Wednesday, May 27th @ 11:59PM Central Time.
One comment per person please.


89 comments:

  1. I've never used alcohol inks, but I'd love to try with inspirations from Cathy's book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle
    brainangles(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  2. I have only used alcohol ink a few times with the blender solution. It was fun! I loved the unpredictability. I think it's time for me to play more with this medium!
    jamiosh(at)comcast(dot)net

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  3. The one you can't remember looks like Cathy's tutorial with shaving cream (which I tried and failed miserably...I really need that book!).
    Akent802@gmail.com

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  4. What an amazing book for one's library tool box. Great photos! :)

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  5. Would love winning this great package. I have not had much experience using alcohol inks but I am intrigued by the results.
    The instruction and inspiration from the book would be perfect to get me started.
    ej(dot)luyk(at)yahoo(dot)com Eloise

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  6. Now you made me curious! what a great opportunity, thanks for the chance to win ;)
    Greets Marleen xo

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  7. Thanks for the opportunity to win these. I love those new stencils and a book on the inks? Amazing. I use alcohol inks with Polymer clay. Two of my friends wrot an article about them in polymer clay magazine. I love how some colors separate when placed on hot clay or bked into clay. So fun to play with. I need this book.

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  8. I've never used alcohol ink before but it's on my list of must haves for the future. Cathy's book would be a great starting point for me :-).

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  9. Hi there! Fabulous ideas! I love to have them drip down on the page and mix with the rest of the colors.
    Aino (dot) Shperber (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  10. I love the colors of alcohol inks. I have used them with stencils. Thanks for the opportunity to win her fantastic book!!
    Sueknoll@yahoo.com

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  11. I used alcohol inks this past Christmas to make ornaments. Talk about addicting! The lights of the tree reflected off the inks. Beautiful!!! Can't wait to explore this book. Thanks for a chance to win. pepsi.one@att.net

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  12. Trees and nature... I love these stencils! I can already envision a project to use them! Alcohol inks - I must say, I have not used mine very much. Probably using them on transparent letters that I have diecut is the way I use them the most. I think I really need this book! I love discovering new ways to use the products I already have and your examples are making me want to play! Thanks for the chance to win! sandjonriver @ windstream.net

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  13. I love the stencils and I've never played with alcohol inks, so the book would be wonderful. lindainweiser(at)yahoo(dot com)

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  14. I love using alcohol ink on Yupo paper It comes out awesome!

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  15. I love to drop alcohol inks ont Yupo paper and watch them bloom. You can then doodle onto them to make flowers, etc. Also love dropping a bit of plain alcohol onto dried alcohol ink and watch how itt effects the color and shape. It's very addicting! Would love to see what other techniques Cathy shows in her book! cindykl2006 @ yahoo.com

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  16. Never thought to use alcohol inks with stencils but I will now! I'm taking an art class next week and Yupo is on the supply list. I've heard so much about it, I can't wait to learn how to use it. Cathy's book looks very inspiring!

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  17. Ohhhhhh, that would be a great prize to win. I've only experimented a little with alcohol inks, mainly spritizing them on my art journal backgrounds. Would love to play with them more. renee(@)redheadbusinessgroup(dot)com

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  18. I love the polished stone technique.

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    1. Sorry, forgot email. katyra.tyra@gmail.com

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  19. I love using alcohol inks to color the backs of dominoes. Then I stamp a design and make it into a pendant!

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  20. Hmmm, guess I should read all the instructions...
    Kristy @ tyra.tyra@gmail.com

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  21. Oh my goodness, I just thinking the other day, I wanted to get out my alcohol inks to play with & see what they do!
    that you for giving us this chance
    Gwillisinc@gmail.com

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  22. OK, so I commented and my post went somewhere??? I love the look of alcohol inks on tiles!! I also have another book on them called, Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping, quick reference guide by June Rollins. Would love to win the book and stencils!! My email is: honstead (at) paulbunyan (dot net). That was really hard to type. My fingers wanted to do it the regular way!! LOL!!

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  23. like to drop it on photo paper and then add some metallic paint to the mix and let it do its thing. I have not explored alcohol inks very much but i have about every color there is just waiting to come out of the drawer to play!

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      elisebuskey@yahoo.com

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  24. I have alcohol inks, but have never used them on paper. A new doorway is opening!

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  25. Great giveaway. Love all the artwork and colors.
    bspiwak59 (at) gmail (dot com)

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  26. I'm just starting to explore alcohol inks ... this book would be awesome! I will definitely be adding this to my wish list. Thank you, Mary Beth, for the opportunity, and to Cathy for writing/creating this tool.

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  27. I am so glad to learn about new ways to use alcohol inks. The book looks so artfully creative with loads of ideas!!!

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  28. Would love to learn more about alcohol inks and would love to win this! Thank you for the chance!!

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  29. Oooooooer....your results are extraordinary. I have no experience with this medium, but I'd sure like to learn. Not sure what YUPO paper is either...but I'll be investigating.

    jo.murray.art(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I haven't used alcohol inks, but learning something new is always a treat, & this book sounds to be a great place to start. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    gillandcolin (dot) kingsman (at) btinternet (dot com)

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  31. This technique you're showing, Mary Beth, is a real winner -- can't wait to try it!

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  32. This looks like a very interesting books. I love playing with alcohol inks and would enjoy this... thanks!!

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  33. I've used alcohol inks on acetate. Would LOVE to win the book and do more. sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. Well, fun! I usually only spray it through stencils or drop it onto my canvases (& spray with water to form drippies). But once or twice I've blown alcohol inks through a straw on yupo. It would be fun to find different ways of using it!

    deardeniseh at yahoo dot com

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  35. I just bought a packet of Yupo paper to play with my alcohol inks. Would love to win this new book and stencils so I could try all the fun goodness in Cathy Taylor's new book. Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!
    territurner07 (at) gmail (dot com)

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  36. The polished stone technique and coloring metal objects - my uses for alcohol inks. thelisalisa@collagestuff.com

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  37. I have some inks but I've never used them. I'm kind of afraid to so I could really use this book.

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  38. I have only used these inks on metal. I need to learn more!...bea

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  39. I am trying this on polymer clay! thank you for the information. I am new to your blog. karenwoods@mindspring.com

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  40. I like to do abstract backgrounds with AIs - so much fun to drip and move the colors. They blend so beautifully! Thank you for the chance to win!!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!
    tlynn@wideopenwest.com

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  41. Love seeing all this inspiration with alcohol inks!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  42. I like to do abstract backgrounds with AIs - so much fun to drip and move the colors. They blend so beautifully! Thank you for the chance to win!!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!
    tlynn@wideopenwest.com

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  43. I've used alcohol ink on embossed metal and also to add color to a base of tape, cheese cloth and other texture materials covered with white glue. I've seen it used on porcelain tile but haven't tried it. Would love to win this book to learn new ways to use my stash. Thanks for sharing this resource and the opportunity to win a copy.
    redrider55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I've used alcohol ink on embossed metal and also to add color to a base of tape, cheese cloth and other texture materials covered with white glue. I've seen it used on porcelain tile but haven't tried it. Would love to win this book to learn new ways to use my stash. Thanks for sharing this resource and the opportunity to win a copy.
    redrider55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I am just new to alcohol ink, so I don't have any favourite as yet. I do love splashing it over Yupo though!

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  46. I've not used that much alcohol ink but I'd love to learn about it and start using it more
    thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com.

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  47. I haven't used alcohol inks so far but would love to learn more about them. The stencils are gorgeous!

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  48. Hello and thanks for the opportunity to win such cool product. I l love alcohol ink backgrounds on vellum, acetate, glossy cardstock - and would love to learn more ways to enjoy my AIs. shannonmcc (at) gmail (dot com)

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  49. Hello and thanks for the opportunity to win such cool product. I l love alcohol ink backgrounds on vellum, acetate, glossy cardstock - and would love to learn more ways to enjoy my AIs. shannonmcc (at) gmail (dot com)

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  50. THIS IS FABULOUS! IT IS AMAZING HOW PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY COMING UP WITH NEW WAYS TO USE INKS, STENCILS, ETC. IT BLOWS MY MIND. THESE STENCILS ARE STUNNING! <3

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  51. love the look of the inks on tiles---going rummaging today will look for tiles! i made some years and years ago when the alcohol inks were all the rage--now I can use my SG stencils on them too!
    thanks for the chance to win :) cowtown (at) cowtownstamps (dot) com

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  52. i am just starting to explore alcohol inks. I made tim's platic easter eggs which came out so awesome that I still have them sitting out!! too pretty to put away!!

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  53. I like to use alcohol ink on vellum by pouncing colors with a felt applicator then spraying or misting the page with alcohol. Depending on the color combinations you get really fun results. Thank you for having a giveaway!!

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  54. Since I've never tired the yupo sandwich (yet LOL), my fave technique is to put droplets of alcohol ink on my craft mat and add a drop or two of metallic mixative then drag and and blot glossy paper through. Equally as favorite, put some AI on a felt dabber and use it to color thin metal sheets for embossing and die cutting.

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  55. I keep looking at alcohol inks and the wonderful art created with them, but I've been afraid to try because I don't know anyone who uses them. I'd love to have Cathy's book so I could experiment with my vast collection of StencilGirl stencils. lindaleecr (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  56. I love playing with alcohol inks. What a graft thought to have many ideas in one book'

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  57. I have alcohol inks, but no idea how to use them. This will certainly help! :D Thanks for the chance.
    Phyrie
    phyrie (at) twincomm (dot ca)

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  58. I love using the inks with shaving cream. Great way to swirl the colors before laying your art surface down.

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  59. I have several bottles of alcohol inks, but haven't really explored using them. I've put them in a mini mister and used them to create a watery background. theartfulporpoise (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  60. I pull them out every once in a while but pushing the limits would be wonderful

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  61. I am really in need of a resource like this, since I know squat about alcohol inks, and they look cool! I do, however, have an affinity for trees- birch are my favorite! Thanks for offering this.

    Shine on!
    Kelley

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    1. Tsk, tsk! Too excited to read to the end! kelleyfewer (at) yahoo (dot ca)

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  62. This will be a great introduction to alcohol as I learn to use a gelli plate, thanks!
    hdc77494_at_yahoo_dotcom

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  63. WOW! I'd really love to get this package! Have alcohol inks I haven't used in ages, and LOVE the stencils! sunnyetal@hotmail.com

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  64. I too have alcohol inks that I love but haven't used in ages. I guess I'll just have to rediscover them! I love the results that you got 😊

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  65. what a great technique. i bought some Yupo quite a while ago and it is just waiting for me to figure out what to do with it. must try this out. and i love alcohol inks, my favorite technique is the plain, old smoosh technique. so much fun. funkycrafteratgmaildotcom

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  66. I've been dripping alcohol inks on top of stenciled acrylics lately with great results. This looks like a must have book and I love that flowy tree!
    jespaleum1ataoldotcom

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  67. Wow these look totally amazing. I love to colour metal or pearls with my alcohol inks, I also love to use them to create depth when painting rust/steampunk type projects. I have some yupo paper but haven't used it yet. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

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  68. These area awesome!! I just bought a whole bunch of alcohol inks, and don't know what to,so!! This book would be great!! Lissag123@verizon.net

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  69. Well...everything about this looks fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. I've been lovin' these inks for years and have hoped for a book to help me use them. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. This is the second time this month that uses for alcohol inks have been set before me so the universe is opening a way for me to use my inks. I am going to have to get this book. And play, play, play.

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  72. Thank you for this opportunity Mary Beth. I've played with alcohol inks not really knowing to much about them and would love to know more. One thing I do know, using a fantastix does help. :-)

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  73. looks like a wonderful book. I need to try them with a stencil....
    Thanks for the give away

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  74. enjoying the book & my 1st try with alcohol inks. Fabulous & fun.

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  75. I would luv to learn new ways of u s ing the inks. As of now I don't really know how. I also luv the 2 stencils!!!!!

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  76. Book looks like great fun and love the samples, wonderful art! I need to play with my alcohol inks some more.
    Cathy
    cathy@markgray.net

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  77. I love this - I've never heard of Yupo so I'm off to check it out!

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  78. Although I've accumulated some alcohol inks, they seldom get used because of unfamiliarity. Cathy Taylor's book sounds like a fun solution! And another excuse to use stencils! :)

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  79. I made one comment but i not sure where it went, But i would love t win

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  80. I enjoyed using them on glass ornaments last year. Each one turned out different which I loved. Thanks for the chance to win and the reminder about the contest :-)
    enelya at charter dot net

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  81. I have a bunch of alcohol inks but just don't know what to do with them...this would help a lot!

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  82. I love using my alcohol inks on glossy paper to make marks with the blender fluid and them decide afterwards what images I like best to draw a design with a black ink pen! Always come out so coolio!!!!! Would love to learn more about them I don't already know! Sanna
    arttage@yahoo.com

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