I didn’t like them at first, the Conservatory Collection was just a little too loud and garish.
Piñata Rich Gold, super opaque and made with real, shimmering, gold flakes plus, Adirondack Gold Metallic Mixatives, also opaque, have mixed them up a little :)
Alcohol Ink Mixed Media
Dreamscape No. 575 was created with Conservatory Collection Adirondack Alcohol Inks plus Teakwood (from the Mariner Collection). The drop of gold in the sky is Adirondack Gold Metallic Mixative and the sprinkling of gold in the distant mountain and valley is Piñata Gold. I love the increased depth and sparkle from juxtaposing transparent inks with opaque, Metallic Mixatives.
But, that’s not all…
Not as easily seen, but essential in creating the subtle texturing and varied edges along with carving back to the white of the paper in foreground is my newest and most favorite medium being incorporated into the Dreamscaping Process, Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid.
Coming This Fall!
See New DVD See Preview Clip:
Currently working on my 5th Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping DVD available late Sept. early Oct.. Preview Clip here soon incorporating two new alcohol Ink collections (Mariner and Conservatory), Metallic Mixatives and for starters, Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Back soon with more exciting discoveries
from toning it down and mixing it up a little!
Just How Many Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes Can She Make?
They all look the same to me!
Above is one of my earlier Dreamscapes. No. 195 had a softly layered sky against clearly defined shapes, that someone said, looked like intestines…and then there were those other comments about hanging a vanilla wafer in the sky and a blob is not art…
Good, stinging points and 369 Dreamscapes later…
Above is Dreamscape No. 564 born out of continued experimentation with new products, techniques and a playful spirit delighting in discovery. Oh, and let’s not forget the countless attempts that were tossed because I wondered if maybe they looked more like anatomy lessons and cookies than art… :D
Let’s Keep Dreaming And Doing What We Love :)
Because It Works!
Talking about edge variety: smooth, blended, lost, fuzzy, hard, soft, sharp, fractured, ruffled, wiped…etc. You get the idea. Dreamscape No. 561, shown above, is all about edge variety. Click on it to enlarge and study all the different edges.
One of the characteristics of beginning work is all the edges are the same, usually hard and outlined. To add more visual interest…
Be a little edgy! Use a variety of innovative, interesting edges in your art. And if things get too intense, lose an edge now and then :)
Have fun experimenting today!
I asked them to choose their favorite creation during our workshop for this group photo. What I most love, besides the smiling faces, is everyone has a different Dreamscape, honoring our individuality!
These, nine very talented and creative women gave me energy and joy for two days as I shared the dreamscaping process. I was so happy my nine demos turned out and each person got to take one home as a reminder of our awesome time together!
Let’s Keep Dreaming :)
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.
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
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 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