It's not 1st Friday but I want to share Deb's Alcohol Ink paintings. Lords a'Leaping:. does she practice art! I spent the day with her playing and teaching at Play Out of The Box Summer Retreat in NJ on Wednesday.
There are lots of different techniques using alcohol inks in bottle and pen form. The Blender Solution from Ranger is based on Ethyl Alcohol - not isopropyl. I use Ethyl Alcohol with them. Yes, they stink! Here's a recent video using copic markers (or any alcohol markers). You can use cotton swabs, cotton balls and blender tools to move the inks and blending solutions around.
Deb is a retired grade school teacher. She calls herself an Art Dabbler. I like that. It's all the fun and none of the pressure of "Artist" and it's exactly what we've been talking about lately.
A list of supplies