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.

Alcohol Inks On Glass Tile Observations

Dreamscape No. 533, 4x4, Alcohol Inks, Glass Tile Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 533, 4×4, Alcohol Inks, Glass Tile
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Because of number of inquiries I’ve received from posting Dreamscape No. 533 on Facebook yesterday, decided to respond here.

Supplies Used:

Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Gold & Silver Mixatives, Caramel, Stream

Piñata Alcohol Ink: Blanco

Lowes 4″x 4″ Glass Tile (purchased on clearance at Lowe’s. May not be a normally stocked item. Online search shows same tile in a 3×6.)

Glass tiles are tinted. 1/4" thick with a white backing.

Glass tiles are tinted. 1/4″ thick with a white backing.

Observations

1. Transparent alcohol inks turned dark and seemed to disappear on the tinted glass tile. Incorporating Blanco and Mixatives made inks opaque and caused them to stand out.

2. Scraping back to the glass created darks instead of lights as on white ceramic tile. Also gave a sense of depth because of 1/4 tinted transparent glass. Especially visible in lower portion of image below:

Dreamscape No. 534, 4x4, Alcohol Inks, Glass Tile Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 534, 4×4, Alcohol Inks, Glass Tile
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Inks used for No. 534: My favorite triad, plus, Blanco, Silver and Gold.

Still Testing

While I am loving these effects, still working this out! Some of the finished tiles have exhibited ink flaking.

Thanks for your inquires. Have fun. Please comment if you have anything to add from your own experimentation of working with alcohol inks on glass.

Interested in learning more about Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping? Check out my 4 DVDs and book:

Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Guide

Dreamscaping With Izzy

I’ve had the wonderful experience of working with Izzy on her HIgh School Senior Project. We’ve been meeting for two hours every Monday afternoon for the last several weeks.

I’ve admired Izzy’s no fear, confident approach to Dreamscaping.

We’ve discovered  different techniques needed for working on glass tiles.

I’ve loved witnessing Izzy’s joy in getting in touch with her own creativity and talent.

Moonlight Mysteries, 4x4, Alcohol Inks, Yupo © Izzy Carter

Moonlight Mysteries, 4×4, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
© Izzy Carter

We’re nearing the end of our fifteen hours together.

Izzy will be entering her first art show in April.

All the best, Izzy!

Let’s Keep Dreaming :)

 

Spring Line-Up

Encouraged and inspired this morning by my friend, Paula. If you’re like me and needing a little nudge toward the light at the end of the tunnel, click: I’m Eighteen

Paula was the catalyst for me dreaming up Spring this morning with this Spring Line-Up: (L-R) Adirondack Gold, Silver, Wild Plum, Stream, Sunshine Yellow and Citrus.

I was also inspired by something new to try: Yupo Blue. It has a little more tooth than regular yupo. I found it easier to work with. This sample arrived from Norway, courtesy Marianne :)

Thanks to Paula and Marianne for reminding me of light-filled, new, opportunities.

Let’s Keep Dreaming :)

Hodge-Podge Collage

30 in 30 Reflections

Actually, it was 25 in 30 and what a hodge-podge! We’ve got representational and non-representational in watercolor, acrylics, oils and alcohol inks! Overall, grateful for this month of exploration and diversity. Left with a feeling of giving it my best. My favorite?

Orange Ground On Textured Gesso Canvas Panel ©June Rollins :)

Orange Ground On Textured Gesso Canvas Panel
©June Rollins :)

Day 14 – The promise and potential of the next one :)

Thank you to Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 Challenge and all the artists who traveled along providing motivation and inspiration! We’re off to a good 2014!

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Time To Say Goodnight

Dreamscape No. 515, 5x5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 515, 5×5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 31 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: This is so revealing. 30 in 30 ended yesterday and I didn’t realize it. Guess I’ve been a little focused ;) For what I thought was the last day of the 30 in 30 Challenge, I painted this night scene. The Challenge has been a push for me and I am feeling a little tired, a good kind of tired, but tired all the same. Will ponder and post soon my reflections on the 30 in 30. Leslie gives us 3 day grace period. For now, feeling a pull to retreat into night mysteries where creativity recharges and dreams are created.

Today’s Awareness

Time to say goodnight.

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Creating Illusion Of Distance

Dreamscape No. 514, 5x5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 514, 5×5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 30 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Experimenting with shapes, hues, temperature, direction and values to create illusion of distance.

Today’s Awareness

Thoughtful consideration to creating space makes for better Dreamscaping :)

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Looks Like It Wants To Snow

Dreamscape No. 513, 3x5 Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 513, 3×5 Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 29 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: This is how it looked yesterday morning. And yes, it did snow :)

Many thanks to Anne Henriksen for the idea of a Snow Cap Sun/Moon!

Today’s Awareness

Love Snow Days :D

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From Trash To Treasure

Dreamscape No. 512, 3x5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 512, 3×5, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 28 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Have been experimenting with new methods which means more went in the trash than on the drying table. But that’s okay, I’m loving this one treasure pulled from the heap of Dreamscapes I did today :)

Today’s Awareness

Work small when experimenting. Less to throw away :D

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2nd Chance – Evening Light In The Mountains

Dreamscape No. 511, 5x7, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 511, 5×7, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 27 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: I love how this 2nd chance Dreamscape eventually turned out. Below is the first version:

I loved parts of it enough to sign it. But, when I looked at it with a fresh eye the next morning, I saw the two large shapes were too similar.  I knew I had to be willing to lose it all to make it better.

Today’s Awareness

Take 2nd Chances.

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