Alcohol Inks: Brushing Up on Birds
Instructor: Jane Steelman
Class Code: JS180812
Workshop fee: $65
Medium: Alcohol Inks
Sunday, August 12th, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Alcohol ink has something for everyone; from professional artists to those who have never painted at all!
In this class we will focus on controlling the alcohol ink to create a more realistic painting. You will be given step by step instructions for using alcohol inks to create birds, trees, flowers, etc.. I know you will be inspired to continue using this wonderful medium!
Inks: Jacquard Piñata Exciter Pack - The Piñata Exciter Pack features an assortment of 9 popular Piñata colors, including 3 true primary, secondary colors, black, white and a metallic gold - making this pack an excellent starter pack for mixing!
In addition to the colors that come in the Exciter Pack, the Individual Jacquard Piñata Colors that I like to use include Lime Green, Sangria, Sapphire Blue, Chili Pepper Red, Burro Brown, and Silver.
Jacquard Piñata Claro Extender
Jacquard Piñata Clean Up Solution
Yupo® Paper - a pad of opaque white in whatever size you want. We can cut 2 larger sheets (11X14) into fourths or 9X12 sheets in half for the exercises we will do. It comes in 74 and 144 lb. weights (the higher the number the heavier the paper).
Fine mist spray bottle
Paint brushes: Feel free to bring your own brushes. You will need small brushes with which to work on the paintings. If you are working on a large project you may need larger brushes. Brushes that will work well are Creative Mark Small round paint brushes, tiny tips.
MUST HAVE: One rigger brush size 1 or 2. Polar Flo Brushes are a great option.
A Welled Palette
Masking Fluid - Incredible White Mask
Disposable latex or nonlatex gloves
Masking fluid will ruin brushes so these inexpensive disposable brushes or other applicators are perfect for using with masking fluid. I really like the Grafix Incredible Nib for applying masking fluid.
Gelly Roll White Ink Pens
Black Micron or Pitt pens
Cotton balls, cotton swabs, Makeup sponges, drinking straws, wooden coffee stirrers, toothpicks, sponges, canned air, or any applicator with which you wish to experiment
Reference photos of birds.
Wear old clothing because these inks stain permanently. Please let Jane know if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).