New Discovery – Acrylic Glazing With Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping

Have been experimenting with different mediums to enhance Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping effects. My current favorite is Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid  which is also the focus of my next DVD to be released late Sept. early Oct.

A few drops added during the Dreamscaping Process, creates even more varied and interesting textures. It gives the inks more workability by providing a longer drying time which also makes it much easier to create those challenging, blended, soft-edges without lightening the inks!

Plus, creating larger Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes has become easier with Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid! Above is an 11 x14 in process.

Dreamscape No. 548, 11x14, Alcohol Inks Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 548, 11×14, Alcohol Inks
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I’m eager to demo and share these discoveries for the first time with my students in the June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Florence Thomas Art School. Two More Openings. For more details or to register: Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop

 

Color Departure

Dreamscape No. 542, 3×5, Alcohol Inks

I didn’t realize this was a color departure for me until Michelle, one of my AI FB friends, made the comment, so pretty June, and such a colour departure for you.

I thought, she’s right!

Do you have tried and true, go-to colors like I do? To keep things fresh, consider a color departure. It helps to have others view your art for objective feedback, in case you’ve departed without knowing :)

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Want feedback on your Alcohol Ink Art? Consider joining these groups:

Alcohol Ink Artists

Alcohol Ink & Mixed Media

Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping

Alcohol Ink Art Community

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Want to see a professional Alcohol Ink Artist Website? Visit: Michelle Hudson Fine Art

Only a couple of seats left in my June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop. Hope to see you there! Details: Florence Thomas Art School

Want To Take An Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop With June Rollins?

 

Here’s an opportunity to enroll in a June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Florence Thomas Fine Art School in West Jefferson, NC.  For more details or to register, contact Meghan. Three spaces open.

Only Teaching Two Workshops In 2014

Other than a June 23, 9am-12pm Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Tri-County Community College, this will be the only time I will be offering a workshop this year.

Unable to attend? Consider Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide and DVDs in

The Dreamscaping Shop

Reclaim Your Inner Artist By Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Unseen Video From Level 1 DVD Filming

In September 2012 during the filming of my Level 1 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping DVD,

I filmed the creating of Dreamscape No. 210, one of my favorites.

Dreamscape No. 210, 5x7, sold Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 210, 5×7, Sold
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I didn’t use it because the process took so many twists and turns. There was also the faint background humming of a refrigerator in some segments and my very crooked painting apron :(

Not all days run smoothly and some Dreamscapes don’t either, I’ve decided to share 7 Rescue Attempts for One Struggling Dreamscape. I hope you can use some of these ideas for your own Dreamscapes that are almost perfect, but not quite. Here’s to not giving up too soon!

 

Pros & Cons Using Citra Solv With Alcohol Inks

Loving The Effects Of Using Citra Solv with Alcohol Inks…

Dreamscape No. 538, 5x6, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 538, 5×6, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Colors Used- Adirondack Sailboat Blue, Citrus, Purple Twilight, Silver Mixative

Techniques- Initially dropped and guided inks with usual Dreamscaping Techniques. Experimented with Citra Solv toothbrush splatter into wet ink and dry ink. Also used coffee stirrer and credit card. Sky has a lot of Silver Mixative. Moon is lifted with Citra Solv and a Q-Tip.

Pros

1. Edge Quality – Citra Solv slightly thickens alcohol inks causing a variety of edges when using Dreamscaping Techniques.

2. Texture Variety – Splattering Citra Solv with a toothbrush creates variety of textures. Be sure to wait a few seconds for texture to appear.

3. Lifting – Using a Q-Tip dipped in Citra Solv creates natural effects.

4. Small Corrections – Using a Q-Tip dipped in Citrasolv can alter minor flaws without disturbing surrounding areas.

Cons

1. Increased Drying Time – Make sure Citra Solv skies are totally dry before dropping in Metallic Mixative suns/moons.

2. Tacky Surface – If too much Citra Solv is used, surface stays tacky to the touch. A little goes a long way.

3. Fading Issues – Have received reports from a credible source of alcohol ink artwork with Citra Solv fading. Makes me wonder if ingredients in Citra Solv contribute.

4. May Need Extra Vinyl Gloves –  The photo below shows what happened after 20-30 minutes of splattering Citra Solv with a toothbrush.

I hope what I am learning will be helpful to anyone considering experimenting with Citra Solv and alcohol inks. Incredibly fun with interesting effects, but still too early to tell how well the finished paintings will hold up.

Welcome comments from others on their discoveries using Citra Solv with alcohol inks.

Creating New Effects With Citra Solv

 Last year a Citra Solv representative sent me a bottle of Citra Solv encouraging me to try it in my art. I’ve finally gotten around to giving it a go.

Dreamscape No. 537, 5x5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 537, 5×5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Having fun and liking the effects using Citra Solv with Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping.

Cathy Taylor has more experience and offers Alcohol Ink and Citra Solv Workshops.

See how Cathy and other artists are using: Citra Solv Artist Site and Citra Solv Artists Gallery.