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How to Add a Dust Cover and Hanging Hardware to your Artwork

By korinnec / May 12, 2021
Artwork dust cover and hanging hardware

Why put a dust cover on the back of your artwork?  Have you ever looked a piece of  finished artwork that has been hanging for a while and see dust between the mat and the glass, or some little insect has nested in the back of artwork created on a cradled wood panel or canvas?  Adding a dust cover can protect your artwork from: Bugs  Dust Air Pollutants Humidity fluctuations which can damage the artwork And, adding a Dust Cover gives a finished, professional look to your artwork. If you are selling your artwork, the back of it should represent […]

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Beginner Alcohol Ink Landscape on Ceramic Tile

By korinnec / June 9, 2020

How to Paint an Alcohol Ink Landscape  on Ceramic Tile – Beginner Inking  Alcohol ink can be used in many ways to paint with   It can be: Used in pours, straight from the bottles Poured into a palette and used to paint with a brush  Dried in the palette for to use for a dry brush technique Moved with compressed air, canned air, manual blower, straw Spread with a straw, credit card, makeup sponges, hotel key card Enhanced with q-tips, markers, blender pens, fantastix Used with household objects such as bottle caps, cups, shelf liner, bubble wrap, etc. to create […]

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Art at Home

By korinnec / May 28, 2020
Art At Home

Art at Home It has certainly been a challenging time for all of us these last few months.  Some people are mourning the loss of family and friends….other folks are challenged with virtual education for their children and keeping them actively engaged…and yet others are managing the loss of a job and financial distress… truly unprecedented times.  And each day seems to present new situations like we have never had to deal with before.  During this time, it is so important to manage our physical and mental health and, if you are up to it, art can be a stress […]

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Painting A Vase of Flowers: Alcohol Inks and a Rocket Duster

By korinnec / January 15, 2020
graphic for vase of flowers blog

  It’s January in Florida which should bring cooler, brisk air.  But, this week we have spring like temperatures in the low 80’s!  Of course, for me,  this just inspires me to paint a vase of flowers with alcohol inks and a rocket duster.   One of my favorite tools to use to move alcohol inks is a computer duster. This tool, meant to blow dust out of a camera or keyboard and other computer parts, gives a gentle puff of air which is easily controlled as you squeeze the tool.  I use a rocket duster which I found on […]

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A Winter’s Night On Black Modeling Film

By korinnec / December 6, 2019
winters night blog post final

Hi Everyone, It’s that special time of year…a time for family, friends, joy, celebration, and giving. Many areas of the U.S. have been blanketed with the beauty of snow…beauty, that is, if you are inside gazing out. It made me think of this poem: Winter’s Artist by Suzanne Bates An awesome scene the artist paints, expert and deft his hand. Brushstrokes swift, he draws with ease, a winter wonderland. Landscape sketched from memory, heavens and land entwine Rapidly the scene is set, exquisitely divine. Pine trees reaching tall and proud, like statues standing still. There is no wind to speak […]

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Dandelion Field – Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper

By korinnec / August 14, 2019
Dandelion Field - Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper

Hi Everyone, Hope you are enjoying your summer! It is rainy season here in Florida… very hot and very humid. It makes for a good time to paint indoors with my alcohol inks. I have been busy this summer. Yes, I finished putting together my second e-course which is pretty exciting. I added live chat sessions – a first for me. I have a number of students enrolled and look forward to working with them. You can register at any time at https://sherylwilliamsart.com/product/poppies-by-the-sea. As you know, I am very active in the Alcohol Ink Society and Community both as a […]

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