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Abstract Poinsettia

By korinnec / December 4, 2018
Abstract Poinsettias with Alcohol Inks

Hello Everyone, It seems I find myself creating lots of alcohol ink art paintings of poinsettias at this time of year to send as holiday greetings to friends and family. As I sit here writing this blog, I gaze out the window at poinsettias both in my front yard and the neighbors. Always curious, I start to wonder, what is the symbolism of the poinsettia at Christmas time? So, I went exploring to find out, and here is what I discovered: Origin of the poinsettia These festive flowers are native to Central America. According to history, the Aztecs used the […]

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Alcohol Ink Holiday Ornaments

By korinnec / October 15, 2018
Alcohol Christmas Ornaments - Learn how to use Alcohol Ink to make Christmas ornaments for your friends and family.

Hello Everyone, Well, it’s officially autumn here in Florida. Which means the humidity drops a little and it’s not 100 degrees every day with the heat index. I do miss the changing of the leaves and the crisp fall air. It is always a reminder that the holidays are coming. But, regardless, it is time for me to paint Christmas ornaments for an upcoming art and craft show here in Mt. Dora, FL on October 27 and 28. They were a big seller last year in the Gallery and fun to make. I recently had an artist ask if I […]

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Finishing Your Alcohol Ink and Resin Coasters

By korinnec / August 17, 2018
resin coasters with alcohol ink

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a great time experimenting with making alcohol ink and resin coasters with your silicone mold. Now, you could leave the disk the way it came out of the mold. But, it might have a somewhat sharp lip on it. And, that doesn’t give it a finished look. Let me share with you the next steps to achieve that smooth, highly polished look that I created. You will need: • A container of water big enough to dip the disk into • Wet/Dry sandpaper 200 grit • Paper towels • Small plastic cup or another […]

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How to Make Alcohol Ink and Resin Coasters

By korinnec / July 30, 2018
Alcohol Ink Resin Coasters

Hello Everyone, It seems that a lot of artists are interested in using resin with alcohol inks in their art these days. From resin top coats on paintings, flowing colored resin on a hard surface to make abstract art, to using molds to create resin shapes with interesting patterns created by the combination with alcohol ink, the possibilities are endless. Intrigued by a resin and alcohol ink “petri” that another artist sent me, I had to experiment. I already had Art Resin brand resin and alcohol inks in the studio, so I ordered silicone molds. I played with molds to […]

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Alcohol Ink Painting Inspirations

By korinnec / June 29, 2018
Alcohol Ink Painting Inspirations - large

Each Saturday when I am at my gallery, I spend time talking with my students and visitors about my art. Yes, there are many questions about what alcohol ink is… no, it is not drinking and painting… yes, it is a dye and alcohol compound. I am often questioned about what inspires me to create many different types of art from abstract to representational, blooms to landscapes, and of course the mixed media Caity Girls. So this is a picture of my current gallery wall of art. Let’s start here… I am always inspired by nature. I grew up with […]

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How to Paint an Ocean Scene with Alcohol Ink and a Key Card

By korinnec / May 31, 2018
Alcohol Ink Ocean Scene by using a key card

CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE THE PASSCODE TO VIEW TODAY’S VIDEO For Mother’s day, my husband and I went to New Smyrna Beach, Fl and had a delightful brunch. Afterward, we walked the beach for miles. I loved the soothing sound of the ocean as the waves formed, crested then crashed. It was low tide, and I walked through much sargassum seaweed. Because of the ecological importance of sargassum, which provides food, refuge and breeding grounds for much marine life, the beaches were not cleaned of this. I got pleasure from watching the little sandpipers run toward the ocean as the […]

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