Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Few Old Crows & a Feather

These crows are painted on Yupo with Speedball ink. I let them dry completely before applying the alcohol ink to my stamper and tamping it right on top of the birds. I did notice the Speedball ink eventually began to lift in spots so I stopped, then made a few corrections with a black Micron pen after everything had dried.

This crow was drawn on Yupo with a black permanent marker. Then I applied the alcohol ink over top same as I did with the first crows.

This one has a little bit of everything going on. I wanted to see what the inks would look like on a field of black so I painted an area with black Speedball, let dry completely, then tamped on some red and copper alcohol ink. That's the dark area you see. I created the feather by squeezing a large drop of white fluid acrylic onto Yupo, then used the tip of the handle of a paint brush to 'pull' the acrylic into a feathery shape.

I've been trying other mediums this evening with the alcohol ink to see what effects I can achieve. I didn't actually mix each medium with the ink. I did try the other day and found out alcohol ink and fluid acrylic do not mix! However one applied on top of the other can get you some interesting results.


Jeanette Jobson said...

I love to see how you're working these alcohol inks and the amazing patterns they create.

These crows are very dramatic, but that last feathery piece is just super. I love seeing how paint or ink moves and settles naturally forming shapes and patterns.

Billie Crain said...

These inks are right up my artistic alley, Jeanette. I love the vibrancy and all those I'm loving the Yupo as well. That was a surprise, I might add.

Unknown said...

The works really nice :)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Pandy! Welcome to my blog.:)