Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ideas with Alcohol Ink and Stencil with Guest Designer Cathy Taylor Day One

 Join us in welcoming 

StencilGirl Guest Designer Cathy Taylor!!!

Boy, do we have a treat for YOU!
 Cathy will be here for TWO days!
She will be showing you so many ideas on how to use Alcohol Ink and StencilGirl stencil in your work.
Sit back, get those alcohol inks and stencils ready!

Idea ONE......

With a small piece of paper towel, coat a piece of 
Teraskin mineral paper with 91% rubbing alcohol.

 Immediately apply stencil. I am using Fairy Tale Tree Mask.

Squirt alcohol inks onto the paper.

Use several colors.

Tilt and allow inks to tun under stencil.

Colors will mix and flow.

  Lay flat

 Monoprint another sheet of paper.  am using Yupo, onto the stencil to pick up extra ink.    

Allow monoprint to dry and use for future painting.

Remove stencil after inks are dry.

Or use a spray bottle of alcohol to create misty areas. (work in a ventilated area).

You may soften edges with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.

Alcohol inks resist and flow in unusual ways leaving neat patterns

Idea 2.....

On a sheet of Yupo paper, squirt several colors of ink.

Using a makeup sponge, blend inks.

Drop more ink onto the Yupo.

Allow inks to blend.

Tilt the paper and allow inks to drip.

Add more ink and tilt other direction.

Spray alcohol  onto the inks to create misty areas.

When inks are dry, apply stencil. I am using Batik stencil.

With a piece of paper towel dampened, not WET, with alcohol, erase cut out areas.

Change paper towel often.

For small areas, use a cotton swab.

Continue until all cut out areas are blended.

Remove stencil

You may enjoy the design as is or, using markers and inks, work back into the design.

I am using a white Signo Uniball pen

Make sure you stop back tomorrow because Cathy has even MORE ideas for you!!!!
Want to see more of Cathy's work?
Get her NEW book!!!

Pigments of Your Imagination: Creating with Alcohol Inks

Order a signed copy of Cathy's book by emailing here HERE or order on Amazon HERE.

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  1. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

  2. Amazing projects! Where can you buy Teraskin mineral paper? Thanks.

  3. Wonderful demo! LOVE both techniques....thank you....and welcome.

  4. And what IS Teraskin mineral paper? Love the effects of alcohol inks, but never thought of using them with stencils! Thanks for the demo! Can't wait to try it!

  5. Wowsers! Those are gorgeous!! And, yes, what is mineral paper?

  6. These are so cool! I think I need some Yupo and alcohol... I have tons of alcohol inks and never use them, so this is super inspiring! (I've already got my eye on that book too... just saw it on Amazon and I think I'm going to need it!)

  7. Stunning and awesome - both of them and yes I love them! No idea what mineral paper is either? Wondering if I can do this with shiny paper - something to remember and try. Thanks for sharing with us Karen x

  8. Oh my! Cathy, these are so stunning!!

  9. Awesome loved it what is mineral paper? Where can I get it? Thank you👍

  10. Seeing as this was back in 2015 when it was seen by the previous comments, I was also looking for an answer to what everyone is asking…. What IS mineral paper? And now it is 2023!!


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