For Alcohol Ink painting you need some materials to create your first colourful paintings. With the following supplies list for the Alcohol Ink technique we want to give you an overview of the required materials so that you can create your own works of art as soon and inexpensively as possible.




Which Supplies do I need for Alcohol Ink Painting?

For the Alcohol Ink technique some materials are necessary to achieve convincing results. In Germany. We have started a search for you, so that we can compile a list with the most important products for you.

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Alcohol Ink Paintings

The basics for painting with alcohol ink are of course the alcohol inks in different colours. Here it is particularly important to use high-quality products which are highly pigmented, i.e. have a high colour density and are accordingly productive. Alcohol Ink paintings are alcohol-based paints which adhere to all non-absorbent substrates. They are semi-transparent and liquid and dry quickly due to the alcohol they contain. The Alcohol Ink painting can be dissolved again with the addition of alcohol and modified accordingly. Alcohol Inks can be used to colour polystyrene, metal, glass and plastic. The Alcohol Inks are available in small bottles with a fine dosing tip and are very economical.



Alcohol Ink Blending Solution and Isopropylalcohol

With the Blending Solution, Alcohol Ink painting can be lightened, smudged or removed from non-absorbent surfaces. Besides the possibility to change the Alcohol Ink colours, the Blending Solution can also be used for cleaning. Isopropanol has a similar effect and can be used as a cost-effective alternative.



Painting Ground

In principle, the Alcohol Ink technique can be applied to any correctly prepared surface. So that you can swivel and mix the Alcohl Ink colours in Isopropanol, this must happen on a smooth surface. For your first attempts, Yupo Paper, which was specially developed for the alcohol ink technique, is ideal. So you can start right away with the first works.

Yupo Painting Paper sheets A4 85gsm
The Yupo paper from Frisk convinces with a good price-performance ratio. View on Amazon



Alcohol Ink Applicator

For the application of Alcohol Inks on the painting surface we recommend the application with an applicator in addition to the direct instillation. An applicator works similar to a stamp – there is a velcro on the underside to which a felt strip can be attached. The Alcohol Inks are applied to the felt strip and can be applied to the painting surface for smaller jobs.



Permanent marker for setting Accents

After the picture has dried, you can set further accents with permanent markers such as Copic Marker and embellish your work with patterns, outlines and other forms.



Aids for beautiful Color Gradients

Using the materials listed here, you can let the freshly applied alcohol ink painting flow into each other and thus create beautiful color gradients and color transitions. This way you can get even more out of your artwork and expand your creative possibilities.

Hair Dryer for Faster Drying
To let the alcohol inks run into each other, you can use a hair dryer with cold air level. This way you can achieve other fascinating effects. View on Amazon
Plastic Bottle Spray Refillable
To atomize alcohol Tine you need these spray bottles with which you can create exciting effects. Small funnels are included so that no paint goes off. When spraying Alcohol Ink, we recommend that you wear a breathing mask so that you do not inhale the sprayed inks. View on Amazon



Protect your alcohol Ink painting

Protect your paintings from uv radiation, so that the colours don’t bleed out.



For your safety working with Alcohol Ink Painting

You should work with alcohol ink in a room that is as well ventilated as possible. If this is not possible, we recommend a cheap respirator for your health. We also recommend that you wear gloves as the alcohol dries the skin.

Nitrile Gloves
The painting surface for Alcohol Inks should be as free of grease as possible, therefore we recommend to wear rubber gloves. It is also very difficult to get alcohol ink off your fingers, which is another reason for using gloves. View on Amazon



What else is there to know about Painting with Alcohol Ink?

Warning: When working with alcohol ink, evaporation produces vapours which are highly flammable. This applies in particular to spraying. It is therefore important that you work in well-ventilated rooms and do not set up open flames (candles and the like).

In another blog post we have collected all the information you need to get started with the Alcohol Ink Art. There you will find explanations of many terms and a step-by-step guide for your first pictures.



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