I am not someone that has ever been good at drawing. I’ve never really tried to paint pictures either, I did one sort of abstract ocean thing but that’s been the extent of my painting. I was interested when I heard people were painting with alcohol inks, even more so after I played with them on Yupo paper. The movement of the inks without even adding blending solution was fascinating all on it’s own. I decided that I wanted to try to paint something, I had no idea what I just picked some colors and started moving the inks around with a paint brush.
I will readily admit that when I finished I just sort of sat open mouthed looking at it. Certainly, I had not done that. Not me. Not the person who can’t draw a stick figure! There is no way that I managed to create a big beautiful flower like that. Yet, there it was. I was, am still amazed at myself. It was the first time I ever tried anything like that, ever!
The second one I made was meant to be a background.
The funny thing is, as I worked on it I realized that I’d managed to create a caterpillar at the bottome and for some reason my mind kept thinking that’s what it looks like inside a chrysalis! Colors and changes and swirls coming together to create a beautiful butterfly. Maybe I’m just seeing things from smelling the alcohol inks! I just keep looking at these creations and shaking my head in disbelief because, I did that!
If you haven’t played with your alcohol inks in a long time (like me!) the Yupo paper is something that you need. It is so different from anything I’ve ever used before. I love it!