They Travelled Afar

Dreamscape No. 599, 4x6 Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 599, 4×6
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I have always been drawn to the story of the Magi. I drew inspiration from them for Dreamscape No. 599, shown above.

Upon deeper study the facts don’t line-up with our traditional stories. We don’t know there were 3 and their visit did not occur at Jesus’s birth. But they are still much loved characters in our Crèche because of what they represent: seeking, courage, discernment, faith and steadfast, unwavering belief.

In all traditions, the seeker’s journey has poignant significance. May we all be like the Magi in our seeking and journeying.

Holy Blessings To Us All,


Third Time’s The Charm

One of the greatest characteristics about alcohol inks is that they can easily be re-worked. Here’s an example of what I mean with the re-working of Dreamscape No. 596:

First Attempt

Some parts I loved, some I didn’t. The sky texture became a little too rough and the white rectangle in lower right quadrant was an eye-grabber.

Second Attempt

Better, but when I looked at it the next morning, it felt “choppy.” I was willing to lose it by re-working again.

Third Attempt

Dreamsacpe No. 596 3web

Toned down the whites, added gold highlights and lost some edges.

Felt good about signing this one.

I actually like the patina that develops when alcohol inks are re-worked and layered. I often re-work, not for the purpose of correcting, but creating.

Some mediums are more agreeable to re-working than others. There’s always gesso and collage for extreme therapeutic measures :)

Bring out your not so favorites and give them another chance. Happy Discoveries!


Supplies List – Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid DVD 5

Available Early Sept. In The Dreamscaping Shop


I’ve received requests for the supplies list for my newest DVD. Thanks to all for the suggestions to provide prior to DVD being released.  Here it is :)

Supplies List For DVD 5

Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid DVD 5 features 7 demonstrations showing the possibilities and benefits of incorporating Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid while Dreamscaping with Alcohol Inks. Two of the demos also introduce watercolor.

Adirondack Mariner Collection

Adirondack Conservatory Collection

Adirondack Wild Plum

Adirondack Copper Mixative

Adirondack Silver Mixative

Adirondack Gold Mixative

Adirondack Snow Cap

Adirondack Blending Solution

Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (satin or gloss)

Yupo – cut to sizes 5×5 and 5×7

Sharpie Oil-Based Markers Extra-Fine – Gold and Silver Metallic

*Dr. PH Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor – 241 Gamboge

**Basic Dreamscaping Supplies

*Any professional tube watercolors can be used if diluted and applied with eye dropper or pipette.

**Basic supplies and techniques are explained in book and earlier DVDs.

Suggested Sources to Buy Supplies: for Adirondack Products for additional supplies for additional supplies


Tone It Down And Mix It Up A Little

I didn’t like them at first, the Conservatory Collection was just a little too loud and garish.

Thank goodness Teakwood  from the Mariner Collection, has toned them down a bit and…

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 :)

Dreamscape No. 575, 5x5 Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 575, 5×5
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

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:

Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid

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!


So, What’s Different?

Just How Many Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes Can She Make?

They all look the same to me!


Dreamscape No. 195, 4x4 Alcohol Inks On Yupo Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 195, 4×4
Alcohol Inks On Yupo
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

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…

Dreamscape No. 564, 3x5, Yupo Alcohol Inks W Acrylic Glazing Liquid Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 564, 3×5, Yupo
Alcohol Inks With Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

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  :)