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Alcohol Ink For Beginners | Paint a Birch Tree Step By Step

Kellie Chasse, Artist/Instructor ✅ 15+ Years

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12 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Skillshare Intro Alcohol Ink Birch Tree

      1:43
    • 2. Alcohol Ink Birch Tree Materials

      1:55
    • 3. Part 1 Applying Masking Fluid

      3:37
    • 4. Part 2 Painting in the Sky

      3:41
    • 5. Part 3 Adding Grass

      2:24
    • 6. Part 4 Adding more Grass Details

      1:55
    • 7. Part 5 Adding More Trees

      2:46
    • 8. Part 6 Adding Branches and Leaves

      4:40
    • 9. Part 7 Adding Darker Values (Optional)

      2:32
    • 10. Part 8 Removing the Masking Fluid

      4:13
    • 11. Part 9 Adding Details With A Black Sharpie

      3:07
    • 12. Skillshare Final Steps Alcohol Ink Birch Tree

      3:18

About This Class

Hi I'm Kellie Chasse,

Today I would love to show you how to paint this beautiful Birch Tree overlooking a Lake using Alcohol Inks! 

If you are new to this medium get ready to be thrilled with some Ooooh and Ahhhs!

Okay, this is actually a painting of a beautiful Birch Tree in my back yard.

This class is for beginner to intermediate students, we will explore an easy step by step way to create

this Alcohol Ink Birch Tree Painting. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process to

create this Scene. 

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In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed 

    • Pinata Alcohol Inks (Blue, Green, Black) Safety Data Sheets: MSDS

    • Yupo or Mineral paper

    • Small Brushes

    • Paint Pallet

    • Black Sharpie

    • Wax Paper or Plastic down on table

    • Good Ventilation and  Organic Vapor Mask

    • Paper Towels

    • Wear Protective Gloves

    • Apron

  • How to use a pallet knife to create texture

  • Create a wet in wet background technique to create a soft flowing sky.

  • How to layer the alcohol ink to create grass and add value. 

  • How to create the appearance of leaves using texture.

  • We'll cover masking fluid

  • Learn when, how, and why to use a Blender Pen with Alcohol Inks.

Get your Alcohol Inks out ... and let's start having fun creating this scene together!

Looking for the supplies, I've made it easy with listing them all here in my Amazon Shop.

Happy Painting!

Please don't forget to post your projects below, I can't wait to see them! 

Have fun  - can't wait to see them!

Kellie Chasse Fine Art 

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Transcripts

1. Skillshare Intro Alcohol Ink Birch Tree: Hi, everyone. It's Kelly here from killing chassis, fine art. And in today's course, we're gonna cover alcohol in on mineral paper. Or you can also use you put paper for this, and it will be creating this beautiful birch tree. This is a tree that is in my backyard. It took a photograph of it. Here is you can see and we're gonna cover with this a little bit of masking fluid. Some detailed work will be layering this alcohol ink painting and will also be using a pilot knife to create some of the texture here for the bark. And I will give you a list of all the materials you'll need to complete this little mini painting here. And this little course is really great for beginners with alcohol anchor. For those of you that want to take it to the next level a little bit less abstract and get a little more detailed with your brush. Hi, everyone. My name is Kelly Chassis and I am a full time artist. And on my instructor, I've been teaching online for about two years. I've been teaching art probably for about 10 years. Since 2007 I've taught thousands of folks all across the country. I am a time artist at Portland Airport and May here. I saw a lot of my work there. I do art shows or twice a week, and I met people from all over the world which inspired me to be able to change online, teaching everyone here pain classes there was starting to get the hand during the time frame for vacation. So I began changing online because that I get to meet wonderful people all over the world. And today I'd like to show you how to create painting Oven Alcohol Inc Birch Tree. So stick around. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your project. 2. Alcohol Ink Birch Tree Materials: Welcome to the Alcohol Inc Birch Bark Painting for materials, What will need mineral paper or you put paper. You could also use tiles, but it works best with paper. You will need some masking fluid. You will need some alcohol inks. I'll be using the pinata inks from which a card for this one. You also need a paint palette. You need a black Sharpie. You'll need some very small brushes here to do some detailed work. It's really could do this with a minimum amount of materials. Now I have used this little plastic container here to put just a little bit of the masking fluid in. I find this works best so it doesn't dry out quite as quickly, and you'll need an older brush for this as well. One that hopefully don't mind damaging. But working with a little bit of Don dishwashing soap beforehand works great, and this helps keep that brush really in good shape. So wipe off the excess of the soap before you begin, and then dip it into your masking fluid and then make sure that you rinse it off directly after. Also, make sure that use all safety equipment to make sure that you are in a well ventilated area and have some gloves, a mask if you need to. Um, and do you research on all materials that using, especially when you're creating with art. And some of these can cause people toe, have allergies or develop issues later on if they're using it for long periods of time or large quantities? Um, so just take a note of that, and I do have some online videos on YouTube that cover some of those areas, so I'll post a link for you guys down below on that. I do want to mention that alcoholics do stay in there and ink, so make sure you cover your tables and also, ah, make sure that you're wearing clothes that you don't mind getting ink on because they do staying, and that's all you need to begin this. So let's get started with our first step 3. Part 1 Applying Masking Fluid: So let's begin the painting. We're gonna start with the masking fluid for this. And as I mentioned before, I got this little container and it works a wonderful that way. You don't have to use the entire bottle and have it open the whole time. You can just pop a little bit of it in one of these little containers, and you can either take it with you or just a nisi way to put a little amount in there. And what I often do is over. It will take whatever I have left over and just dump it back into my original bottle. So, as I had said before, you want to grab a brush that is not your favorite. You don't want to take the chance of potentially damaging your brush because this is basically like a little rubber cement so it make sure you dip it into the don dish washing liquid or some type of soap before you begin. If you are unfamiliar with masking fluid, if you're new to this, masking fluid is basically a repellent, so it covers any area that you want to keep white. Or you could also use this for layering colors if you want tohave a color kept off oven area. Though it's called also frisk. It is another term that folks will often use for it, and they do have many different brands. The when I'm using is a Windsor Newton. This one is my favorite. This one has a little bit of a tent to it, not much, but they have one that's very oranges, almost fluorescent orange, that you can use so that we can see exactly where you place it. But the orange will sometimes through your eye, off a little bit. I find I happen to like this one is just slightly tinted so you could see it. But depending on what type of painting I'm doing, I may use that orange. So I'm gonna start out just using my brush here, dipped it into my masking fluid, and I am creating that shape of my birch tree. Now post a picture of the original photograph that I took here. Now we're not gonna make this look exactly. Don't wanna practice a little bit with our birch bark making some texture, and this one was really smooth. It's a beautiful birch tree, so we're going to make it a little bit more textured in our painting here. We're just gonna mask out that area. You could make this tree as large as you want. If you want a little bit bigger, you do a little bit bigger. I have it up really close. So if you wanted to do something like a little bit further away, just remember, though, you won't have quite as much detail in there. So the larger this is the more detail that we can add to that painting. And we don't want to make this perfectly straight. You can see I have a little bit of edge on here and we'll add a little bit more detail to this later on, creating a little bit more texture. Look to it because it's pretty smooth at this Points hard to get that more of a rough edge in there using the masking fluid. So we're gonna let this dry. I'm going to make sure that I rinse off my brush right now with some soap and some warm water to make sure that this does not dry into my brush and make sure you get way up at the top there where the bristles first come out because the masking fluid can get soaked up into your brush at the tip there at the beginning, where your brush comes out. So just make sure you get those bristles all nice and clean. You could even soak it a little bit with some warm, soapy water. If you want on dry that often, you should be good to go spending on your environment. It may take your mask. Include longer to drive. Usually 15 minutes is good. Just touch it, make sure it's no longer tacky, and you should be ready to go to the next step. 4. Part 2 Painting in the Sky: so no, that's dry. Let's begin painting the sky. So, as I said at the beginning, I am using pinata inks and I'll be using sapphire blue here. You can also use ranger inks if you have those on hand or really any other type of alcohol based ANC's. So, um, keep in mind, you'll need a blue. You need a black green and possibly some white, so any shades of those colors works great. I'm using the pinata kit so they have all of these colors in that little kit, and I will give you guys a link for that. You can get those right on Amazon as you can see my paint palette. Today, it's just a little white plate. It's a ceramic plate. These work wonderful. You can wipe them right off with alcohol. I don't know if I would use it again for eating off, but you know, I don't I don't think it once it's washed. There's really any problem with that, but you can also use a ceramic tile white tile. It was work great as well. You'll also need some 91% alcohol, and that is to lighten up our paints here so they're not quite as dark. That sapphire blue is very dark, and I want this to be a very light blue sky. Now, if you want something darker, used less alcohol and you can get a darker pigment for that. So we're gonna start here with our little bit larger brush here, and I've added some alcohol to the paints and you can see here how light the sapphire blue is. It's a very rich color, so I want this guy to be a very light blue. We'll go a little bit darker, maybe as we get down to the water area here. Inside him, add a little bit darker up. There was just a little bit too light, so I'm working quickly with this again. It has alcohol in it, so it does take a little while to dry. And that's why it's really good to start out if you're new to alcohol inks with some smaller paintings, because the inks do dry very quickly and you can become quite frustrated if you're new to the alcohol inks Peaceable gets, um, once they dry a similar watercolor where you will actually have a line or it will bloom on you if you try to add some fresh alcohol or wet alcohol or wet inks to something that's already dry. So you want to work quickly while doing this while it's all wet so you can get a nice, consistent look to your sky. More of a softer look to use them holding it up here, moving around a little bit and this is starting to dry. You can see when it starts to dry. You get more texture in here, so if you feel like blocks of texture, you can do it that way. If you want something more soft or more smooth looking, I would advise you try to do this really quickly and all in at one time before it starts to dry. That looks pretty. Gave Rhona just dark in this area here. This is gonna be our her rise in line for the water. This is where the lake is, and down on the bottom you consider and go all the way down on the paper because I'm gonna Addison green to that anyway, So there's no sense of actually putting the blue down there. If you do put the blue down there, the Blue and the green Maker Really nice combo as well. So nothing to worry about. If you decide that you want to go all the way down or if it tends to bleed down into that area on you, the next will be adding some grass to the bottom. 5. Part 3 Adding Grass: and you could hear the masking fluid. I do have some blue that's gone over that, and hopefully we'll see at the end when I peel this off, see if anything escaped on her and Heath. But it's usually pretty good, especially if you're using lighter colors and you're not going very heavy with um, sometimes you have a heavier color. Intends to seep down underneath that, but the mountain masking fluid really does a great job. You could also use Scotch tape for your lines, but they're very straight. It's a little bit harder to get that more natural. Look to it. So we're gonna add a little bit of the green, and I've done the same thing with a green hands this forest green. I have added a little alcohol to that because I want to start light. You can always go a little bit darker, so if you're special, you're unsure of the color or you're not sure they're gonna work together or you're not sure if you have too dark. You always with test strip on the side as well. Have a little piece of you put paper or mineral paper to the side to check it out. But I would like to do things lightly and go a little bit darker with my values as I move along through my painting. And that gives it a nice base to go with. Because here I have the very small brush now, and I'm doing the flick of my wrist here, giving it a little bit of texture as grass blades would come up. You know, if you look and putting most the pressure at the bottom and is a lift up, it gets a little bit thinner at the top. Here, try to do that this through the whole area here, and we can get a little bit darker as we move along. If you want is making these leads of grass coming in all different directions here, and that's the key to make it look a little bit more realistic. You want that grass to grow and different directions left right straight is when grasses blowing in the breeze. It's not all straight, and it's not all one length, either course, unless you just moated, so that's a good little base here. Let's move on to our next step will be adding a little bit more color 6. Part 4 Adding more Grass Details: So for this next step, we're gonna be adding a little bit more depth to our grass. And I'm using a minimal amount of colors. Obviously in this painting and you can always add some yellows, you can get some different values in there with these greens. But we're just going to use for this particular painting just the forest green a little bit darker here without using the alcohol, the 91% alcohol. So this is just the pure pigment here, so you can see it's a little bit darker, and then we're gonna have a little bit of that sapphire blue to it to give us another shade to work with. So to give it that foreground appearance. Here I am just going left to right on the front here. Now, I do want you to notice that you can dot out anything that you've gotten in there that you're not happy with. So if you look at the original picture here, you can see that most of this is very blurry. So you're not painting all of that foreground. It's more or less just dots of color down here in the front, and you can see the grass more towards the lake area here. So I'm gonna jaws dot in here, just adding in some shadows and some different variations of color Something a little bit of that blue in here. Have you look at the original Paying is probably a little bit more of the yellow, but like I said before, we're going to go with a little bit less color for this one. So feel free to improvise and go your own way with this. Absolutely. So if you don't like your grass, if it's too tall or if you just not happy with it if you just dodge or move this back and forth left and right motion, you could just get a little bit more texture in there. And it doesn't have to be perfect putting in the trees next for the background here. Onda for that will be using some black 7. Part 5 Adding More Trees: so that we have a good amount of the grass area in there. We're gonna go to the next step, which is going to be adding some trees to the back here so you can see these are very dark there, almost black. So we're gonna add just a drop of the black, and we're gonna add that to that green. And I'm gonna take my small brush and just bring that right up through my painting. And a suggestion here is to make sure that you have it's key because you could always make thes bigger, but you cannot make them smaller. You'll hear me say that a lot in many of my classes. And it's really hard to get something like this out of your painting if you put this in here and you've made it too wide. So we want that birch tree to be closer to us and these air off in a distance so you don't want to bring that tree trunk all the way down there. You want to have up just a little bit in that grassy area. Fine. We'll put the 2nd 1 in here, so keep them thin. You could always make them wider as you go along. And the other thing is, these air, not perfectly straight up and down trees do not usually grow perfect. Each of one is its own little unique characters and little squiggles, so keep that in mind as you're painting in your tree. If it's not exactly perfect, I like toe give a little bit of texture to the tree. So as I am painting, it initially will get that first line in there. And then I'll turn it sideways a little bit, and you can create a little bit of texture in that tree to make it look a little bit more realistic. And again, if you look at that picture, that is not perfect. That tree's got the bark on a and you can see a little bit of variation on the sides. If you look at the photo so again, you can always add a little bit more pigment to it. If you need Teoh, I like how this is coming out. It's a little bit darker on one side than it is on other. It almost gives the appearance of some bark just the way it is in a minute just a little bit of darkness in here is well on that little tree that's sticking out down there. Remember, if you have some other colors, you want to add to that feel free. This would even look really neat with a dark purple or, if you want to make it more natural with the dark brown in the black. So just keep in mind. You are free to dio whatever you like in these paintings, this just gives you an idea. 8. Part 6 Adding Branches and Leaves: so we're ready for some more details will be adding some branches next, So have a very fine tipped brush here. Now, I don't use very high quality brushes when I'm using alcohol Inc on some artists do that. Um, I I prefer to use just the dialling brushes. I think they were just Aziz. Well, um, so I'm just gonna tap in a little bit of branches here with a few leaves. No, I'm using that same color green with a little bit of black. And if you look at the picture of the original picture, allies is so dark, it's really preference. You could do a dark green or you can do the black. It's completely up to you, but we're just gonna tap in just a few of the leaves here. I've not removed that masking fluid off there, as you can see. So it's really easy to just be able to go over that urge tree and create that more realistic looking leaves rather than stopping right at the tree, because there's gonna just pull right through here and see him on the other side. They're just going to continue to tap this in here. You can see I'm not making actual leaves and they're very random or just more of a dotting motion. And if these were up close, you'd want to have a little bit more details to them. But these air far away off in the distance gets a little squiggly branches in here. I could definitely use a finer brush with us if I wanted to. My branches so fairly thick. But we're going to go with it, create a few more in here, and you can see that these leaves are these branches or hang down on this tree. I was gonna randomly put him in here anywhere you feel fit a little bit thicker as they come from the tree, and then they're gonna get a little sinner as they go out. So what? You get those in there, you can go ahead a pop. A few more of those leaves in there again, using just that dotting motion. We're just gonna fill this right in. I do have a video on YouTube as well on leaves and trees that you might want to check that out. If you have a chance. It's just a free video up with linker for you guys. So you have that. I will be in the Boehner section, continuing to dot These and you can change out the color if you wanted to at this point, A little bit more green to it. I hate to waste ink, so I'm just using what I have in my paint palette. Here. We had a little alcohol to that. It would lighten it up a little bit and look more of a gray. This will stay with for a little while. You can see Ah, the inks in here, right where it's the thickest over here until left or still wet. And I didn't want to send that down. I would just put in a little bit more of the ink into that and reactivity that using other ink rather than using alcohol. If I wanted to lighten, I would use the alcohol just getting a little thicker here, filling it in. This could be a slow process. So you could just take your time and dot along then, using that same color, we're just gonna put that a line of trees of that island in the background here Now more. Sneak it in there in between the trees Now you could have done this initially before you actually put the trees, and if you find it easier, but it's just such as it's a narrow, a little bit of trees. It just is easy to do at this point, and that's all you have to do for that. So we're going to speed this up. I'm gonna just do the other side here on the left hand side with the leaves, and then we'll be adding a little bit more details with the black in the grass, and then we will be pulling off that masking fluid and doing some final details on the tree . 9. Part 7 Adding Darker Values (Optional): I wanted to give you an option by adding some darker values to this. I happen to like it like it is now, but I want to show you can see the variations in colors there so we can go a little bit darker in here if we want to and was going to show you here. How you can easily add some darker values to your painting. Now I'm just adding a little bit more that black and again You could do different colors if you wanted more yellows. If you wanted to add more Marines, you could really go with any any color scheme that you want. Teoh. I know I've said that a number of times, but I just want you to understand that these paintings are are yours and they're your style . It doesn't have to look just like mine. I tend to use a water darker colors in mind. I like the black. I think it makes things pop, but a lot of people really like it light and airy. So keep that in mind. But I just wanted to show you how you can really dark in this up by adding more black to it and then in a little bit here, we're just gonna lighten it back up again and you can see in the in. The original picture here is a little bit darker to the right hand side, and the left hand side is almost has a yellow tend to it. Really. It's not quite that dark as dark as we have in here. So I am just looking up my wrist again, making a little bit more of those blades of grass. And this is again what ink we can add Maybe a little bit of blue to this. So if we want to lighten this up again, you can tap a little bit blue in here. Remember, when you have wet ink, the wet ink wants to lift what's underneath so we can continue to work with us. And the more wet that blue is, the more it will move that black aside. So you can really change up your colors if you wanted to. In here, even though you're putting in black, was which, in a lot of types of paintings, once you get that really dark shade in there, you can't lighten it, but with alcohol, thank you really can almost move that ANC aside and lighting the values right back up again So you can see how I did that with the blue, we get a little bit more in here is well, so if you want a little bit more of the 91% alcohol, that would help lifted as well if you want to go lighter. So this would be really pretty if you want to add its, um, yellow and some green in here at this point, but we're gonna leave it dark. I've got the really dark trees in here, and this is a really sharp contrast painting. And plus, I'm trying to use Onley three colors for this for you. So if you are meetings and you don't want to buy a whole lot of different products, you can just try this with with roughly three colors. So we are next going to remove that masking fluid 10. Part 8 Removing the Masking Fluid : revealing what's under the mask. We'll be taking off the masking fluid now, and I have this great little tool here. It's basically just a little rubber cement remover, and I think the brain on this one is pick up P I k up and this English school rate I used to have the most frustrating time trying to remove the masking fluid with my hands. Um, not so much on you, Bo Cooper, cause it comes off here pretty easy with the U PO paper. But when I was working with water colors, it's, um, this the soul tool is is wonderful. It really next things so much easier to remove the masking fluid. They will say with you put paper again. It doesn't matter quite as much because it removes easy. But if you're using watercolor and using this, uh, masking fluid didn't want to keep it on there for too long. You want to try to remove it? Um, no, A soon as you can, because it can, and it's sticking to your paper a little bit more. But since you po is basically a table plastic poly propylene, it doesn't stick to it. So we have this perk much. All cleaned off now. And the edges look quite quite good. There's a couple of spots in here that have a little bit of the blue that I may have missed when I put the basking fluid on, but not bad. So that is bright white. And we're gonna use a palette knife next, and we're gonna create some texture in this tree. So I have my dirty alcohol here when any 1% was gonna add that right to my plate Here. I've said it before. I hate toe waste paints. So I'm reactivating this here, mixing those ends, getting it really nice, rich, dark blue shade. And I would take this pellet leave and move it crossed. Yeah, I guess I don't have enough on here, so let's get a little bit more. That's actually already starting to dry. I want to put a little bit more of the alcohol in here. It's You begin, give a little bit more wet. Let's try that again. So I'm just using a dragging motion across to now. If you are new to this, you might want to take a piece of you bow paper and try some practice on it before you actually put it on your paper. The key is to not take off all of the white. When you're doing this, you want to leave some of that white on there. You can see I just looked it up and take the tip of that palette knife and you could make little lines. Will scratch marks. You don't want to overwork it too much because of the alcohol exist, because here in the black, it's reactivated everything. So everything you can become quite wet and you don't want to do that, and we'll just bloom out everywhere. So try to leave some of the area's dry if you can. It was going back over here and just feeling a little bit more of that in with the tip of it, basically, just using a scratching motion. Now the tree. The original tree is that very soft tree. It doesn't have a whole lot of markings on it, but if you look at some birch trees, they are quite rough. They've got a lot of peeling bark, and so you can again do what you're what you're feeling. You want a little bit rougher texture. You can do that if you want it. Just a few little marks on here. You can do that as well. I'm using more of just the black here. No, I've got that gray. And there go a little bit of the blue. Just continue to add some of that. And then these will have lots of little. Not some things, too. So if you make a mistake and you get a big blob of black not to worry, it just basically looks like a little Not We'll make a little not re here where this jet, it juts out a little bit, go a little bit thicker, and I That's pretty much it looks like a birch. Now, what we can do next is maybe add a few more details using a black Sharpie pen coming up next. 11. Part 9 Adding Details With A Black Sharpie : So let's do some final details here with a black Sharpie pen again optional. If you don't have a brush that you felt was fine enough. This black Sharpie has a fine tip on it, and you could get some a really great little fine lines in here and create a little bit more texture in your bark signals. Here. I'm just making this a little bit jagged here, getting some really fine little lines in here, and this again is optional. Looks good as is, But you could just get a little bit more details, maybe create a little bit more of Ah, A. Not in here. If you want micro pens, A really good to use for this. To have a black micro pen. You have to be careful because a lot of these pens will react with the alcohol or react with Alcohol, Inc. So if you have something different, just double check before you add anything, um, alcohol based to it. And I can tell you that this Sharpie will reactivate with the inks here, so just be careful of that. So we get something that's like water soluble one. Usually those air pretty good with it. I am just having fun here. This is not a problem, because I'm not gonna go back in and add any more alcohol to this or any more, thanks to this. So once this is finished, I could just spray it with Cem Kmart varnish and it would be set. And then you could do some UV protection on it. And again, I have a video that I'll attach here for you. That's in most of my alcohol. Ain't classes That's on how to seal your alcohol inks and, um, and how to frame them as well. So if you've taken some of my other courses of those are in there as a bonus lecture, I'm going to continue to play with this here. Just a few more details in here and we will be. Sadam is gonna put on some music and you can watch me as I finish this one up The last step here. I just want to show you how you can use a blender pin to either soften or Teoh. Give yourself just another option here 12. Skillshare Final Steps Alcohol Ink Birch Tree: one more thing. That's an optional item. Here for you is a blender pen. These are wonderful. They're made by a company called Chameleon There colorless. So they're basically filled with blending solution inside, and they will reactivate your alcohol inks or even the markers you can see here. I can actually go over that Sharpie and soften that. If I want Teoh, and it will just take it to a nice shade of gray here, let's see how easy that is. It will really soften it. And if you find that you have just like too much, white is too stark or you want to turn this into one of the called a gray birch, I believe, um, you can you can use this to do that with from another option with the colorless blender pants is you can actually use these to dip into a color and add a color to it. You do want to make sure that you wipe off your blender pen afterward, and you can take off any of the color that you might have picked up from blending it in. So, for example, here if I wanted to take a little bit of the green. I've dipped in and I'm adding a little bit more, not here, to our trees. It just gives it another little bit of a variation of color in here. You just use the tapping motion to do that so it lifts up a little bit on that blue that's in there and blend some of those other colors. You can see how easy these are, so these are really fun. Little tool. I use this a lot, basically in place of using a brush. It's just a really easy way to soften colors or to add a little color or to blend some of the colors that you currently have in there. So you see, I picked up a little bit more of that black, and I have a little bit darker shade in here, a swell, and these are actually two sided. So you have two different Nibs on one on each side of a finer tip, and the one that's a little bit of ah, harder tip on it. It's a little bit more rounded, so it's got two of those that you can use. So these air really fun and to add to your collection if you do not have one and you have not tried one. And, um, they do have extra little nips for these, and you can also refill them as well. And so I'm using the very tip of that that one side here just to add a little bit more bleeds of grass. And maybe I have just a few more little leaves down in here. So again, just a very easy fun little tool toe have in your alcohol Inc toolbox. If you've never tried one of these, and they can be very helpful, especially if you have a hard time getting a really fine line, you can use the nib on this one to get a really fine line. So I hope you enjoy this. Don't forget to check out my instagram page If you want to see some of the newer things coming up, Um, I do post most of those on my instagram page, and you can also take a peek here at some of the work that I have been been recently doing . So now it's time to see your projects or see your steps to make sure that you post those along the way. as I'm sure other students are is excited to see your project as I am. Thanks again for joining me, and we'll see you in a new class soon.