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Alcohol Ink ZenDoodle | Exploring Fluid Art with Pen and Ink ZenTangle

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Alcohol Ink ZenDoodle Intro

    • 2. ZenDoodle Materials

    • 3. Color changes with alcohol ink

    • 4. Using a waterbrush pen

    • 5. Other options to use for details

    • 6. Adding pen and ink doodles

    • 7. White gel pen details

    • 8. Update 7/20 ZenDoodle Ideas

    • 9. Update 7/20 Color Exercise

    • 10. Update 7/20 More Options

    • 11. BONUS: Alcohol Ink Rose Doodle

    • 12. Update 7/20 Outro and Project

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About This Class

Have you Experienced Alcohol Inks? Maybe you have seen many images on Instagram and wondered, what is that medium they are using. It blooms, expands, and has a magical effect that no other medium can replicate.

If you are looking for something playful and therapeutic or are feeling stuck in your art and have said to yourself.... I just want to ZEN and relax while painting, then this is the class for you. We will go over a few Ranger Ink colors and create a beautiful flowing fluid art piece that even new artists can do. Take this into as many details as you wish and go with any size. 

Today I want to show you a way to explore Fluid art with Pen and Ink - creating what I like to call a zendoodle. 

This class is for new painters or those of you that get overwhelmed if you have tried alcohol inks but don't like all of those realistic paintings and are looking to explore your abstract side with color. This is a very simple abstract that you can complete quickly and without a lot of frustrations, I'll show you how.

Get your just a few Alcohol Inks out, any colors will do.... and have fun with a quick little ZEN painting. 

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Simple Living Maine Artist & Instructor

In this course, I'll show you how to explore fluid art to create a fun and interesting piece of art.  I will be using one color to create all of these amazing shades with my fun and simple tool, then we'll add a bit of doodle to our ZEN using Gel pens and creating some fun designs in your painting. mini painting with a small number of details using watercolor. 

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


  • How to create a Fluid Art Piece with Alcohol Inks.
  • How to use my favorite tool to spend the inks and blend them to create soft flowing colors.
  • We'll create the Zen first then add the Doodles with Gel Pens.

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1. Alcohol Ink ZenDoodle Intro: Have you ever experienced alcohol inks yet? And maybe you've seen these images on instagram and when your foot is the meeting that they're using, it's a wonderful medium. It blooms and expands. It has a real magical effect that really no other medium can replicate. So if you're looking for something playful, therapeutic feeling stuck in your art, it said to yourself, You just want a Zen relax while painting. This is a class for you. Hi, I'm Kelly Chassis. And today I want to show you a way to explore fluid art using Alcohol Inc alcohol and also using some gel pens and some black sharpies to do a little bit of entangle word. So a little bit about me. I am a full time artist. I am also debt free and simple living, and I live in the beautiful state of Maine. I've been teaching online classes now for three years. I have over 5000 students between skill share and some other platforms, and I love doing this. I love seeing students results on and the fun and exciting ways that they can pick their art. We'll be taking our Zen tangle and are doodles to the next level with our alcohol. Thanks. Making something very abstract and fun and goaded. Go in any direction that you want with this any color and any type of doodling. So stick around and I'll walk you through that This painting step by step to get ready to Zen doodle. I can't wait to see you in class. 2. ZenDoodle Materials : So before we begin, let's start off with the materials you'll need for this course. Super basic. You'll need some U PO paper if you are unfamiliar with you. Bo paper. It's 100% polypropylene. It's a very slick surface, and the alcohol inks do their magic on it. Any glossy, smooth surfaces, what they work on, and you can also get the full rolls of U boat paper. If you decide later that you want to do some really larger pieces, this one you can cut down to any size that you want. And I would recommend you start small when you first do this and you'll be using alcohol inks for the demo. Here I have pebble sleet and pitch black, but you can really try some different colors and see what they're going to do for you. You'll also need some water brush pens, and I fill these up with 91% alcohol. You will need some gel pens or Posca pens, some sharpies or some Micra pens to do you're doodling with. And of course, you're gonna want to use safety protection to, such as some gloves, to protect your hands from staining inks also potentially a vapor mask if you, ah have difficulty breathing. These do have harmful vapors as well as isopropyl. Alcohol could be very strong and overwhelming. So you want to make sure that you're using ah, well of ventilated area and taking any safety precautions. Talk to your doctor if you have any issues. 3. Color changes with alcohol ink: for first section. We're going to explore the different colors that there ranger inks can actually make for you. I have here a piece of you po paper. That's what we're going to start with. And you may have seen these before Abused him a couple of times in some of my demos. This is a actual water brush pen, So usually use these with watercolors and the top twists off, and you normally would fill us with water, But I'm gonna fill it with alcohol today. We're gonna screw that back on nice and tight. Now, if you squeeze this, you can get the alcohol to run out the top here so you can really control how much alcohol you want to use. And they do have five different sizes on this. And, um, they're called water brush pen. So I'm going to be trying here. Just want to show you the difference between pebble slate and pitch black, too, so you can see all of the yummy colors that are actually in these, and you may have experienced this yourself, but I wanted to give you some options. Doesn't have to necessarily be pitch black when you do yours, you could try different colors. And this is just gonna be my little test strip here. So put a dot of that pebble down here because he owns toe a greenish color here, olive. And as I make these little circles here, you can see as it spreads out, the color lightened up a little bit. So I have a tissue over here on the side here was gonna wipe this off, and you can see now we're a little peachy color. A little bit of blue in there. That's happening. Continue toe work that and you can see where it does stain the paper here. And it was leaving it blue, which is kind of a really pretty colors, almost like a really light baby. Blue terms. Gonna continue making these circles on this is still obviously wet, but this is hiding at those very faint lines towards the outside. So where you have the initial amount of ink, it's going to stay in your paper and you tend to blend that out. You will get some lighter shades with that. Let's try now the slate here, we'll go ahead and put just another little dot in the center here. You see, I'm not using a whole lot of ink for this, You know, a lot of color Early spreads out and course it depends on how darker, how late you want your painting to bay. So again, with that circular motion here wiping off the excess paint and if you only that dark in the center there, you would want toe, um, skip over that. Try not to lighten the entire area. No, I can see this is great gray. And again, I have a little bit of that baby blue in here and the more of a pink rather than that peachy color or salmon color that we had the 1st 1 again. Really pretty colors. All from that. And you can see wherever I touched that towards the outer edge here that really lightens it up. And the staining seems to be blue again in the center area there. So as I lightened that up towards the outside or a pinky color, let's just get close. I will do a little snapshot here for you so you can see the colors close up. Look at all those pretty colors and there is an amazing all right. So now we're gonna go ahead and try some pitch black. We'll grab my ball. You're gonna be careful because I have my top already off of this. We're once again put another lot down here. Very little paint, because this will really go a long way. Let's start that circular motion again. So it still looks grey black. Let's wipe off a little bit of the excess here, and I want to squeeze that brush at the top there and you can see really is that easy? You can clean those brushes off to squeeze it, and the alcohol will run down to the front there, and you can clean those right off. And when I was saying that they do have five sizes, it's the brushes on the end, so they get a little bit bigger and they have some finer tipped ones. So let's do the circular motion in Canada. Look at the colors in this one's more gray and blue once again, but it's totally different. You still have a little bit of that pink in there. Similar. They're a little bit too to the slate a little bit more so, but you get a little bit of that deeper blue in the center where that black is staining. You can still get that that lighter shade of blue in there as well. So then just gives you some ideas. And you know what's really cool about this? You could try this with all your different colors and see what kind of variations you get with your paints. It's kind of a fun little little pest strip to dio, um, on all of your paints to see what you have. Now, if I go back, this one is dry here and again. Try to just do some circular motion. You see, You can lighten that up, and once again, you still have that main color of blue in there underneath. But it's more of a peach. So all three of those air Very similar, slightly different. All right, so we're going to now begin our main painting here. We'll do something similar 4. Using a waterbrush pen: so I have a larger she and I like to go diagonal with my paintings. These air very abstract. And I do like to leave a little bit of white space. So we're gonna start with the pitch black. I decided that was a car was going to go with and get a little bit more variation in color here and just throwing a few little lots here in the center. And we're gonna do the same thing that we did on our demo. So we're gonna circular motion. I like to start in the center and bring it out that we have. My deepest color is in the middle here. You know, playing that rush off. I feel like I was just a little bit too much school too dark. I want to start to have it lighten Here. Now, I'm going to continue making this circular motion, and we're gonna bring this out in the further out. We go with this, the lighter it's going to get. No, I don't always have a plan with us. I just kind of follow. Go with my gut. Go, go. With the feel of it, the key is trying not to take up all of my white space again. That's just me. Personally, You can, of course, to do that's any way you want. I'm all about freedom and creativity. You trying to leave just a little bit area here. So I'm gonna get you with a circular motion wiping that off. But again, you can see where it's stained, where that initial amount of paint is, it's gonna be really hard toe. Lighten those areas up. So that's why I say keep it down in the center and then work your way out and it gets lighter and lighter as you work. That center area again is making those circles wiping off in between. This is going to continue to move. I do want to tell you I think many of you knows already, But, um, this is 91% alcohol. It's in the rush. I find 91 to 99% is probably the best as far as getting your paints to move that 70% has just a little bit too much water in it. So I just give a little squirt there and you can see where a lot of the alcohol came out and going to light in that area just a little bit more here. If I squeeze it a little drop in there and you could see the texture that that creates in that. So I'm gonna continue with a little circular motion, and then I'm going to let this dry. So if you have, um, use a lot of ink, obviously it's going to take a little bit longer to dry. Alcohol itself will dry pretty quickly. It's the pigment itself that will sometimes get a little sticky if it's too thick in the middle and you can see where have left that really black in the very center there. So that's area that's going to stay wet the longest, and what I do is grab my blow dryer and just taking a blow dryer and make it quick. Well, we'll hit it with a blow dryer. Not too hot if he because you don't wanna do anything to the U Po paper or mineral people of mineral paper for using that, um, that will, um, heat it up too much, so make sure that you keep at a distance about least six inches away and just do it on some cool heat. We're working that little section, the center just a little bit to lighten that it was just a little bit too thick. It's a little bit better. Think again. Play with it for a while and get it to where you want. Teoh. I think I'm gonna lighten that up just a little bit out here as well. Just want to spread. Spread the ink outs to tiny bit more. Here, that's a little bit better. So if you have some sharp edges, if you just take a little of the alcohol, you can just keep doing that swirling motion. With the circular motion, you really can send those lines out. You don't have those sharp edges, and you can see him were ex stained that the heaviest on that inside. It's hard to remove that, so keep that in mind as you're working with your painting. The lighter areas are obviously a much easier to remove some of that color. It just gives you that like Smokey Look looks like it's like smoke 5. Other options to use for details: have you haven't tried gel pens before? They are a must in my book. These are just really fun to work with, and I like to use a brand. It's called Ah signal gel pens and made by unit ball, and they come in silver, gold and white. And also I like to use a black Sharpie. So for this one, I'm just going to stick with a white and the black. But the silver is really pretty with this as well, because it picks up some of that grayish color in here now. I also thought I would choose just a few other ones I had done here, and just to give you some ideas and some other things that you can dio some other colors. And this is with the white gel pen and a little bit of snow cap. The 2nd 1 here, or the 3rd 1 here, is done with the gold pan. And then I also add a little bit of the, um, gold leaf to that with a little bit of glue. And on this one here, it's also a gold gel pen and then a little bit of gold in there for that a big portion of the leaf on the left side. So back to no more doing, let's get ready to create some doodles on here. Now these sometimes do get gummed up if it your pains not dry. So just make sure that your nice dry you could see here, where the black is still wets very shiny. It is really difficult to get that while going if it's wet, so make sure that you dry it and have a little piece of paper on the side and gets your pen does get stuck. You may need to just do a little bit of scribbling, and you can get it running again. I'm just gonna blow dry. There's really quickly here and that we'll be able to move on to show you how the pens work . 6. Adding pen and ink doodles: So I decided just to take the demo that we did earlier. And this is a great way to practice because I've started with the pens here and just scribbled a little bit just following now, any area that I see a changing color and that's how I like to do it, and then I will take. And either do little lines like this follow along and then I like to switch it out and let's try the black pen here. Now you can see this little area here so just kind of trace around. I could see another area in here some following that, just following the patterns that it creates. Let's do some little squiggle ease in here. Well, that's maybe so. This is just, you know, wherever your imagination can take you just following what is given to you here, we'll see. Unless we could do some straight lines, you can do some. Yeah, moving around so it looks like it's in motion. Swat back out. Let's do the white again and give us a little bots in here. So this is really you know, wherever your imagination can take you. Yes, it was like a final mushroom. You'll see things as you go along, too, and I'm just following the pattern. Wherever my imagination takes me is where I go with us. So there is no right or wrong with this. This is a really fun, creative process for me. Andi. I really enjoy. This is the silver, too, so you can see this silver. And what I try to do is wherever it's lighter areas, I'll use the darker pens and warbirds dark. I'll use the opposite and use the white, and it just shows up a little bit better. So just give you some examples. You know, dots and lines. That's pretty much it. You can create any little shape that you want and then tangle Books are really cool. They give you lots of ideas. If you want to take a look at some of those to get you, um, it's your juices flowing. Get some ideas on what little shapes that you can make. So, um, we're gonna go ahead and start now on our original painting 7. White gel pen details: I am going to just start here in the center like again, starts starting the center area and start my painting from the darkest areas here. I'm gonna use the white gel pen. Now, remember, there is no right or wrong with this. You guys, this is total creation. So I want you just to have fun with this. I always say this and most of my courses. Make sure you're just playing and thes kind of paintings are a wonderful way to warm up. Or when you are at a point where you are completely stuck, read, feel creative, these air. Wonderful. Because this is, um this will be very therapeutic, as you're just following in tracing lines that you see, and there is no right or wrong with this. And I have to say when I'm I'm doing this, I almost feel like this little butterfly shape in here. There's a funny little butterfly, but you and this is how sometimes little things pop up and you can either go with it or you can just continue on. But it could give you that little creative boost that you sometimes my need because he like this is it could be the little butterfly body. And then where the blue is could be the wings. But we're just gonna continue on to our is in doodles And I'm gonna speed the next section up here for you just so you can kind of watch as I'm falling along so you can see I just bounced back and forth between the white pen and the black pen, and I try to do this in little sections at a time and just follow him out as I go along here and sometimes lt's a little dots. Wherever I have, the strikes will do the opposite, so it just gives it visually a little bit more. It's appealing rather than having everything else stripes and everything all dots and having everything side by side. So you can see here. This could take some time. You really can work with us for a long period, and you can make this as large as you want. Or you can just break it down and just dio just the smaller outer sections here, which is what I'm gonna do today and leave the edges here pretty raw. So the key to this whole painting or any of these have of paintings. This fluid form is just to relax. Follow the lines. Have fun. Don't be thinking about too much. Just let your mind can take you where it wants to go and just follow along its one of the most therapeutic ways of painting. And once you finish yours, I would love for you guys to download your project. I am very excited to see what colors that you try and excited to see. If you use different color pens, you could also use micro pens with with this this so you can use any color. Doesn't have to be just the black, white, silver gold. You can really take this to any level that you want, so add your project. Once you've tried it, check it out with the 91% alcohol and a brush. Now you can also use if you don't have the water brushes. You can also use just a regular brush and dip it in alcohol as well. Um, but see what colors you come up with. See what your inks will do. See what different tones it will create, and it's really just a way of basically taking those pigments and thinning them out. So it's amazing the different colors you confined in here and then try to doodle. Take your doodles in any direction you want that circles, squares, exes, lots of options and just let your imagination flow. I really hope you enjoyed this class Would like to do a couple more real simple 20 minutes courses for you. If you have some ideas, feel free to send me a note. Let me know our put it in the discussions down below, and I hopefully you'll take a look at some of the other courses here on skill share. I've done a bunch of them recently, and I have a list for you in the description here. Some of the newest ones that just came out, so thanks again at half a great one. 8. Update 7/20 ZenDoodle Ideas: I thought we had just a couple more little options for you, for doodles. I did this piece again. You can use any colors you want. I use the similar colors that we did in the practice session before and then doodle class on. Did I just read a reworked a couple of older pieces that I had done for some of the demonstrations for the class. So I'm gonna grab just some watercolor paper to practice on. I've got my Sharpie, and I just want to show you a few different little doodles that you can use within your paintings. So for this one, I'm just using those little random dots creating little circles. And can you guys just so therapeutic when, especially when you're not sure what you want to paint or you just want to go back to those days where you didn't have to think about what you were doing? You were just in the moment, and it's super relaxing, super therapeutic. Andi, it's just a really fun way to get your creative juices doing, especially if you have some days where you're just really not feeling motivated or creative . So just creating some of these little random patterns over and over again is just wonderful . So this is another one, just a circle within a circle on connecting those, and another circular one is just creating those rings around another circle. And again, I'm not making these perfect. I'm just different sizes. They're not completely center. They're overlapping again. It's just a very fun little, uh, creation to make. It's very modern looking. I think so. Here's a little when I like to do with little hash marks. You could start with a small hash marks, and then you can create some bigger ones so you can alternate these if you want to make him longer, or you could make them a little bit wider, apart again. That's three different ways to use the same pattern. You could also do it sideways under the same things, making a longer one shorter ones. You could even give him a little curve to them, spreading them out again, making them larger or smaller, like just a little slight curve to this one. Especially if you have some lines that are more angular or rounded. And another very similar one, with lines again making him all different lengths so if you've got something, especially that's coming in, he said at an angle, and you want to give it more of a raised appearance, this works well. For that. We could do hash mark sideways again, using those same lines in just different, different patterns. You can also do it across hatch. Making little exes, which is really fun, almost looks like cause of some type. In the game of those lines, you could make more of a little curvy line give. It gives that raised appearance to your work, almost like it has some bending in it or three d look. And again, it makes him really tiny ones, all different sizes, music and see. I'm just dragging that hand down and just up and down motion that gives it some really nice texture. All of these looks so different when you put them all together, and then we also have a spiral. You've probably seen this one many times. That one's always fun to do a bunch of different sizes together. And then we also have these little rectangles and triangles squares that you can overlap one another again, just making some very random thank geometric patterns little tiles overlapping one another . And the great thing about these things is it could be very messy. When you put it all together, it still looks really neat, and you can take those out further and further. They've just filling in all of those areas overlapping. Could start amount smaller in the middle, get bigger as you go out. So many options. And so we do have done squares some of my favorite ones. Actually, this is, um, the interconnecting rings. And again, those circles can be all different sizes. They don't have to be perfectly round all different. Different shapes, great little link. And speaking of links, you could do some very small circles like this and connect those all together like a little chain. And this is very similar to the other line work. Super. Have a little bit more of a curve to this one. Nothing was coming in a little smaller. As you go towards at one side, I'm just going to show you a couple other ones, a place in music, and you can watch. But there are just so many different shapes and ways he could create lines. You can make up your own. Just go with what you're feeling. Doodling is one of the things I've been doing since I was a kid. I know if you remember being in school, and if you ever were either bored or just weren't into something, and you just find yourself kind of just doodling away, creating this little designs on your books or in your notebooks, um, it's just really funny. And it's a very, um, calm and a fun thing to do, especially when you're feeling a little frustrated. To use it as your art therapy they wouldn't want you to do is grab your own sheets of paper and start creating your doodles. I have done this before where I put a little three ring binder type thing in amongst them and cut them all out individually. It's just a great thing to put on a key chain and have it for those times that your insurer of different patterns that you want to do within some of your alcohol thanks. So cut these out, put him on a ring, and you could have them all done individually on little note cards, and it makes for a great recall. So this is another piece of that I had done very similar to the other colors that we used. And I use a little bit of paint pen with this one. A gold paint pen along with the Sharpie marker for this one, and I add a little bit of, Ah, the white gel pen to this one as well, and you can see it work. I just had fun on this one. It's again. They don't have to all be masterpieces. This is just about getting in the flow and just enjoying the process of creating. So I can't wait to see yours. You can add it to the discussion or add it to our Q and A section within the class, so get ready. 9. Update 7/20 Color Exercise: So by now you may be ready to try some other colors other than the ones that we've been working away. So I grab some of your favorites of. This is really about experimenting. You're not going to have your painting look just like this one. I want you to pick your favorite colors, and we're just going to play with those. Color is just in more of a rainbow type shape, so just layer them. I'm still doing that left to right, leaving a little bit of white space, and you don't have to do that. It's all up to use tape down my you put paper and I'm just adding so in my favorite colors now, actually using a different brand of inks for this one. I'm using my T rex inks, and the colors come in a kit of 12. And there are pretty good pricing through 29 99 on Amazon here in the US, and they are working on being able ship everywhere. So I'm using their I think this one was dragon fruit punch and the blue is a glacier blue and that I'm using the Blaney orange and I'm taking that same water brush pen filled with the 91% alcohol and just blending some of those colors in together. You can also use the clear blending solution with this to help things move. I do find that, and when you add that to do it, it will move it a lot faster so you can always use. Um, this would just, you know, just your brush, or you can pour it on. But the brush just really contains the alcohol in the alcohol will tend to lighten it a little bit. Drives a little bit quicker than what the blender does, and I believe the blender for this grand has some come resident it as well, and it will give it really nice shiny surface, whereas just the plain alcohol is a little bit more dull. But then there's always the option of sealing. When you seal, it gives it that shine again. You kind of resin these pieces. I'm attaching to some cradle board, which is a whole other process, things you don't have as much lightning going on. I'm not have a little bit more ink in this one, and they did any other ones. If I tilt that you can see that that just really blend and runs. And I do have a little bit of that lying where the colors met. And it's more brown right here. So you to do is just take your brush this weather a little bit. I'm wiping off the excess onto my tissue and not just make a little bit of a pattern here, which is really pretty secret. Lift that six lineup, where it starts to get a little bit muddy. That's usually where you have too much Alcohol Inc together and that believes that thick line where the dies meets. It's just usually too much alcohol, Inc. So lifting that with tissue makes a really pretty a pattern in here, especially if you have issues that have the pattern. Caesar leaving would be careful with some of your, um, more Lindy type paper. Tahoe Scott. Someone will actually leave lint in your alcohol ink, so test those out. So now I'm gonna use my dear went pencil again. This is just another option for you. I decided to add this as an additional lecture to these and doodle class because so many people were asking for a little bit more. This originally was going to be just a mini course. I've been testing out new things and trying some other things. I want to share them with you. So the Derwent pencils are They're Inc based filler. When they dry, they dry permanent, unlike some of the other watercolor pencils. So these are reactivated with water. But I'm going to use this just along the line for my doodling to go around it. So I'm not gonna add any water to this in these air. Beautiful, just as is. And they've got plenty of colors. They have a couple of different kits. This one. I actually got the kit of 100. So there's lots of different colors in there again, just outlining some of those areas that I see. This is just following whatever pattern that you have in highly therapeutic, I find just tracing these out. There's no pressure with this kind of painting. Just following the pattern already early set there for you. I'm gonna switch it out. I think I'm gonna try a couple different color. So wanna grab a clean one and cover some of these little shapes that I see in here? and you can see how these intense pencils really do a nice job showing up over some of those lighter areas. Now, if you wanted to add water thieves once you're alcohol inks have dried. You could add water to this, and that would just blend and smooth some of those lines out. Now, using water with the alcohol inks this way is a little bit different than if you were to use it on a like a tile that you've painted with water with alcohol inks. Because if you add water, you constantly set a cup on top of a tile that hasn't been sealed. With Alcohol Inc Eventually using that over and over again, will work its way through that die. So that's really Onley when I'm using with my you po paper and just doing a little bit of blending and painting. And then that surface dries and it's a one time thing. And remember, with the ink tents pencils, it's a little bit different than watercolor pencils, because once they dry, they dry. Permanent watercolor pencils sometimes can be wiped off, especially on that smooth glossy. You both surface, so I want you to go ahead and try some of your favorite colors. Grab any pen that you want, either. A black Sharpie grab intense pencils, Merab gel pens, paint pens, whatever you have on hand and just have some fun doodling and trying some different shades of color. Don't worry about your outcome. This is all about the process, so just kind of get in the groove, getting the flow. Just enjoy your creative time and have some fun with it. I can't wait to see yours. Make sure you put it in the discussion boards down below or in the Q and A or feel free to tag me on Instagram. I love to see what you come up with. 10. Update 7/20 More Options : it's another Really. Funding to Dio and on U boat paper is to use a little bit of the gold leaf flakes on. I'm going to use this one here called Gilded, and I'm also going to use my deco foil pen and this is basically a type of glue, so we're gonna be able to stick that right down on top. So I did a random, just a color palette here with some different inks, and I used the pen to get great little texture. And I'm just gonna go around some of those areas again with the glue. Then we're gonna add that gold leaf right on top. I do need to give it a few minutes for that glued and really set. And then you complacent the gold leaf on top of it. And I would recommend that you seal that what a came or varnish something afterward just to make sure that you don't, um, gold flakes falling off the Kalu. It should be pretty well stuck on there, but always a good thing to do and possibly even a coat of ubi spray. Or make sure you frame this under UV light. That's like that with all of the alcohol inks because they do have a tendency to fade. So now that that the glue is dry, I'm sticking my finger and I'm just gonna go and add that Goldie friend on top. It's just such a beautiful color goal. I mean, it's like true gold, and you don't get quite that sparkle and realism from some of the the gold alcohol inks. Although Kenyatta's gold is really, really good, that's one of my favorite ones to use, saying, I'm just tapping in and that gold leaf everywhere. I have the glue and you can see when you turn it to the side where you have your glue. It helps helps you figure out where it needs to go. And then once I get on there, I just basically lightly brush off the excess, and you can see where it's just following those lines. It gives you some beautiful details in there and just another fun little thing to put into some of your paintings if you have something that you know you're not really happy with, it was a very random will test of some sort, adding this goal really can make a difference they have a larger piece here going and I added a little bit more glued to this one and given this little focal point and then put a frame around it. Matt in Walla, another fund project for this one. I actually did a YouTube video on YouTube for creating your own blending solution. But I find that using just straight alcohol works Justus Well, when they first started out, this was over four years ago. Believe we were quite sure what was in the alcoholic blending solution. And evidently it's some type of resin in They're not the same kind of resin that we know nowadays, but some type of resin so basically seals a little bit. That alcoholic gives it a nice sheen. So this one all I did was put down some different shades of reds, and I'm using my airbrush. This was just a really, um, little mini airbrush. It's not a big compressor. They don't recommend that you use alcohol inks within the compressor compressed air. You just want to blow air. So instead of using, can there? I just use the really easy little mini compressor, and I'm just using the 91% alcohol just moving these around. I was testing the colors. Give a little spritz on here and most looks like a flower to me at this point. If I left alone when I was playing and practicing and again, that's really what this whole doodle class is all about. It's just playing, practicing, seeing what it's going to dio and what you're inks are going to dio. So I'm just putting alcohol an m rushing this out, pushing that alcoholic. You see, I get the nice little spindly effects with that, and I'm just gonna continue to add some of these colors on top of one another and letting that Airbus just basically dry the alcohol. And you can see it doesn't make a beautiful separation similar to end your pen. So just another way to move that alcohol around. You could also use a brush if you wanted to. You can use your finger. You can escort a little bit alcohol in there again and pushed out around. It was just about moving those paints on the paper and just kind of feeling it's more in a to it of type of painting. When you're doing this again, I'm using my brush pen, my water brush pen filled with the alcohol, and I'm adding a little bit of great to this again, a little bit of spritz and just getting to where I like it. Just keep adding some more alcohol to and moving those paints around until I got something I like. This one looked very much like a very feminine floral. 2 may add a little bit of snow cab in the middle of that and again, taking that brush and just moving those circular motions around. And this was my finished piece. So again, another little fun thing to play with. 11. BONUS: Alcohol Ink Rose Doodle: Here's another little doodle I thought that you might like. This is just anyone percent alcohol on some U boat paper and I have some Wild Plum Alcohol Inc that I'm dropping in the center. And then I have my blow dryer and you'll see I'm gonna turn this slightly and round and around with my blow dryer to try to shape up that circle or that puddle of ink and let it dry so you'll see the edges or just getting a little bit drier as they go along. - And then I'm gonna add another drop of alcohol in the centre and another drop of the inks. And again, let's dry that again. Try to do that circular motion. So I'm trying to make this look more like the shape of a flower. Normally, I would leave the blow drying part out, but since it's such a crucial part of how he can make these rings in the shapes, I want to show you the whole process. So I apologize for in the lateness of the blow dryer. But I wanted you to be able to see that, so I'm gonna continue with that same process of placing a little bit of alcohol down. You can put the drops of color, and if you want, you want a little bit lighter. Just do the 91% isopropyl alcohol and continue to a dry and each step and create those rings with the shape of the flower as we go along. So the fun part about making these flowers, you could do really go with the flow on whatever way you're thinks they're going to go and work with what you have. So you could have that nice little huddle on the left hand side where it's a little bit lighter. So if I want to lighten around the edge of this a little bit more, I'm gonna take the alcohol in just port around the outside, see if I can soften it up a little bit more. So what that will do is reacting me all of those inks on the outside and you have that submarines going on the outside now, a lighter shade. I think I'm gonna end up putting another little flower down here on the bottom and the more bits of leaves in there. So anytime you have something that you're not completely happy, with with alcohol ing especially. It's always fun to improvise. We'll notice. I just keep taking that blood ran spinning it around and around have blood, or about 4 to 6 inches up above my paper. But you don't want to get too warm. Well, actually warm about you put people and you can make it ripples. So you wanted to make sure you have it far enough away. It's too hot. Back off a little bit with it. So I'm gonna continue to blood or this again in a circular motion continued at either alcohol around the outside, on the inside and again, just like letting lightening up that outside area like we did with the pens filled with alcohol. But this one, we're just doing a little is Robert filled with it and more, more self contains. We want that flower shape because you have got some nice petal shapes going on here. It looks almost like a rose, adding again more alcohol and spitting that around, trying to keep that area contained in the middle. That's probably the hardest part. You can also use a heat them for this, but he guns are even warmers. You have to be more careful than you do with a blow dryer with this step. And then once you're satisfied with that, if you grab a little bit of your Blanco or snow cap inks once we have this fully dry, we're gonna drop just a little bit of that in this center. There's a nice little center of the flower and you can continue to work at this a little bit more if you want to keep going more, more layers to create more more of these brains. So I think I'm just gonna soften this one more time. I've got a good amount of alcohol in here, and if I want to soften those rings up, I can do that so I can have some larger petal shapes on the outside. So I'm just gonna rock it back and forth, let it pick up some of that paint or that die underneath and reactivated, And then I'm gonna go in with a blow dryer one last time. So you can really kind of pull a with these and two point where you're happy with it before you begin your doodles. So know that this is fully dry. We're going to use a different type of pen here before we used gel pen. At this time, we're gonna use it more of a paint pen. This is by Posca, and they have a lot of different colors available in the Posca pins, and they have, like the black and the white, and they have different sizes. Who are the Nibs? So we have the real fine one of the one AM They have the three and which is what I'm using here. And then they have a five M two. It's a little bit wider, so you really can play with your width of your lines with those and you'll see I'm just again following that doodle or those shapes making my little pedals or my circles around the area. You'll notice as I come in closer to the center, that flower. They're getting a little bit more narrow. Just get a few extra little pedals in there, so now I can grab our black Sharpie pen and let's just do a little bit of dotting in the center. You can also do a little bit heavier outline can just doing those little squiggly motions you may find, too, because alcoholic, especially, and mix. It is air a little bit stickier. If it hasn't dry completely, you might have to scribble on the side of the piece of paper again just to get your marker going. It's gonna deep in around the edge of this. It looks like it has a little bit of a shadow in here. This is something that you can really just have fun and play with, because it doesn't have to look like anything in particular. So it's a wonderful technique if you're just starting out and you just wanna lay little bitch, have some fun and don't have to worry about the perfectionists in you, I want to go ahead and throwing it a little one down in here, they can add an additional flour down the bottom, so it's just a really another fun way to create doodles and make them look like flowers. It's a very abstract looking flower. Do you have a lot of fun with these someone to do a 2nd 1 here using that same motion come ? But this one looks like it's more leaning, folded in half, facing this way, so I'm gonna go with, and that's another fun thing about thes. Let the inks do their thing and see what you say. So I see this is more of a folded over flowers. It's facing downwards. Arms going to go ahead. Finish that off with the paint markers. Here is well again, shaping up that little pedal that I see and creating a flower going this direction. It will send you here with little bit of the white and look how pretty that is. Advil. Few leaves to that, and it's a wonderful little doodle. 12. Update 7/20 Outro and Project : So thanks so much for joining me in this, and it'll course, I hope you enjoyed the new updates just posted in July of 2020. So we haven't seen that yet. Go back there and check that out. If you click under projects and resource is, the button will take you to the materialist where you can either download this by using the down arrow at the top. Or you can click on that print icon here and you can print that out and take it with you. I do have some clickable links in there for you for on Amazon. Very excited to see your project. So if you go to discussions or projects and resource is again, you can click here and you can actually add your image under share project or under ask questions or under start conversations. So that gives you an option for all of those. And then you could make an adjustment to your photograph that you download. I just dragging this arrow over, so if you want us resize, if it's a little bit too large, you can shrink that down a little bit and willing to do underneath is just go ahead and type in below. You can discuss your project here, and you can post your demos in this section as well. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. So if you go to my main page, make sure you click the follow button, and that will give you updates on any new courses. And I also have my legs down below here for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and my website, which I have a free resource on here for members we click on that will take you to these where I am doing our exploration for 2020 and have a couple of free classes on there that you can take in the overall. You can see some other classes that I have, and you can click on those. You also have them listed down below the very bottom of the page. Underwater Color Alcohol Inc I also have jewelry courses, and I have some resin courses, so some great ones to explore. There's quite a few on here that you can check out. I think over 40 new classes that I have up so some are a little bit older, so you can usually tell when my video quality. Which ones are older, but definitely check out the Alcohol Inc ones. I do have my sealing process. If you're interested in the ceiling process of alcohol inks, I have those in there. And then I also have another is end this class if you want to send out, this is a really fun one. This is with alcohol inks, a mixed media and also using some resin. So a great follow up to this end doodle class. And I would love it if you have a chance to leave a review. These are some of the reviews that we've got for the class so far. It really helps me understand what you're looking for in a course and you condone share anything that you would like for me to add in there. Thanks so much for exploring with me today. This this one here, actually use that glue and some glitters. You could do that with it. This is the one with white gel pens. These are just some other options that you can try toe. I hope ill will see what yours brings. We'll see you soon. Bye.