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Joan Hanson's Alcohol Inks

Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints often used create free-flowing textures.

Joan Hanson uses alcohol inks to create abstract and floral pieces, as well as images from nature.

Alcohol ink works best on nonporous surfaces, like yupo paper, ceramic tiles, fabric, and metal. Joan uses several different surfaces to create her vibrant and colorful pieces.

The alcohol evaporates once the ink is applied, leaving just the dye behind.

Cool effects can be achieved by re-wetting the paint with rubbing alcohol.

Because the inks are transparent, colors can be layered to achieve a look not possible with other media.

Stop by to see all of Joan's beautiful alcohol ink creations!