Wednesday, May 30, 2018

End of the Inks



Alcohol Ink on Yupo
This is the end of the skies for now.

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During a quick trip to the storage unit today, I found a small box of ceramic tiles that I dripped with ink a few years ago.

They were done on 4"x4" (10.16cm x10.16cm) white tiles and then mounted / glued into 6"x6" (15.24cm x 15.24cm) frames.

The tiles cost around $1. a piece (available everywhere - Home Depot, ...)


 and the frames around $7. (Aftosa or Dick Blick - can't remember where I got them).

Front of frame

Rear of frame (suitable for hanging on the wall or placed flat onto tabletop).

I have forgotten how much fun they are to do.

And for those of you who plan on doing craft shows, these are also very popular with customers.  The photos usually don't pick up the transparent "glow" that is unique with the inks.  They are almost always more beautiful in person.








Some artists prefer not to frame the tiles. Instead, the tiles are spray sealed, and the bottoms are covered with cork for use as coasters.

 The tiles can also be placed on small tabletop easels.

Seeing these again is
 stoking the fires for an upcoming online ink class.

And doodlewash June 2018 Watercolor Challenge also begins on Friday.

Hope to see you then!


32 comments:

  1. Wow, Chris! The inks have been so much fun and are so pretty! I've enjoyed these posts!

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    1. Thanks, Candy. Glad you enjoyed the posts. Inks are lots of fun.

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  2. These are GORGEOUS Chris! It's going to be a winner at an exhibit! The colors are brilliant!!!!!

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  3. Gosh your work is stunning Chris.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  4. Dear Chris, Thank you very much sharing lovely work. Particularly, vivid colours are eye pleasant! Your composition, too, is so impressive. I hope you will enjoy challenging from Friday. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Sadami. And yes, I'm looking forward to the challenge.

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  5. These are all so beautiful ! I love the vibrancy - your art never cease to amaze me dear CHris!
    Good ideas with the tiles - very useful! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you much fun at the Watercolor Challenge! Enjoy! I am looking forword to your work! Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you so much,Susi!
      I hope to keep up with the challenge pieces.

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  6. Wow, amazing colors! And framed they look even better!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Yes, those transparent ink colors are rich and beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful-I have never tried these inks, so you've inspired me:)

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Hope you give them a try. Don't forget to wear thin gloves if you have them. The inks will stain your hands. And the inexpensive tiles are good to practice on. You can easily wipe off something you don't like with a little rubbing alcohol.

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  8. Another awesome post with those great inks Chris and they look really cool framed!
    Gill x

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  9. Well, Chris, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do better with alcohol inks on tiles and on YUPO! You have a beautiful sense of color and rhythm in all of these. I hope you get a lot out of the online course but I think you could probably teach it!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda. I'm hoping to get a lot out of the class. This teacher is light years beyond me.
      But, again, thanks.

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  10. It's wonderful what you're showing here, Chris.
    just like your previous posts and pictures. I looked at them all and enjoyed them so much. But I can't find the right words, it's sooo hot here and no rain and my thoughts seem to stick together all the time...
    I haven't even answered the comments on my blog... I hope it will cool down and rain - this heat in May is so unusual. There are already places here where the water becomes rare - in the far north of Germany!!
    All the best for you
    Beate

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    1. Thank you, Beate.
      I'm so sorry you are experiencing such oppressive heat. And the lack of rain just compounds the misery.
      Prayers for relief.

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    2. Oh, Chris: It's raining just now!!! Thank you very much!

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  11. hmm wonder if would work on different coloured tiles :)

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    1. I bet they would. I've been experimenting on a black shiny surface adding a little opaque white ink and the result is pretty nice.

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  12. Hello Chris,
    Very wonderful to see all these paints.
    It's very impressive!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  13. Jaw droppingly stunning color play!

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  14. Gorgeous, Chris!

    It seems like I am always saying "gorgeous" on your posts, but they are!!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. Those colors in the inks are beautiful. I don't know how they do it.

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  15. Your inky sky is gorgeous! I love that color combination!
    And your inky tiles are gorgeous too - I can imagine how much fun they are to do.
    Warmly, Rike

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  16. What a fun technique! These are so vibrant and eye-catching, Chris! The black frames are perfect for these gorgeous pieces of art.

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  17. The framed pictures look even better! ...and you inspired me to pick out my alcohol inks.
    But first I had to try on which paper it works best... but it was so much fun!
    Also I linked you as inspiration! Thanks!
    Warm regards - Ulrike

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