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Alcohol Ink Painting Basics - Using Air to Blow the inks creating lovely abstracts.

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction Alcohol Ink Air


    • 2.

      Get Ready


    • 3.

      Materials Needed for This Course


    • 4.

      Using A Straw on a Tile


    • 5.

      Using A Straw On Yupo Paper


    • 6.

      Canned Air on Tile


    • 7.

      Rework an older yupo piece using canned air


    • 8.

      Sunset PinkBurst


    • 9.



    • 10.

      Air Brush and Alcohol Ink


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About This Class

  Simple Living Maine Artist & Instructor

Easy Beginner Alcohol Ink and Air - A course in Play and Letting loose.

This course is all about PLAY and is less structured than my other step by classes.  Alcohol Ink is also a great medium to help more detailed artists loosen up

I'll show you some really easy ways, we'll play with Air to create a fun, exciting, and colorful abstract painting. Each and every piece you create will be different than mine. This is a personal journey to create, and your pieces will have your stamp on it or your own Art Expression.

In this course, we will loosen up our ideal self and learn to go where the paints take us. I'll be showing you how to work with a straw, canned air, and lastly, my personal favorite, using a small mini air brush to blow the paints around using just air. Of course, you can use other Air compressors. But the key is to play and test things out without fear. You'll notice I just go with the flow when creating these. Let go of your perfectionism in this class and say I CAN do this!


This is a Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that are new to Alcohol Inks or want to loosen up and have some playtime with your art.

This course is a great introduction to using Alcohol Inks. It is for those of you that may not feel like you can draw, or just want to express yourself using colors.  I also found Inks to be a wonderful way to explore my abstract side and they helped me become less controlled with my Watercolors.


  • What alcohol inks are and what Materials needed. 
  • Discover how to use a straw, canned air, and a small Air Compressor to move the inks. 
  • In this course, I will explain my process and will cover 6 simple/quick demo paintings each approximately 8-11 minutes long.
  • 2 Demo lectures will be on using a Straw 1 on Tile and one on Yupo.
  • 1 Demo lecture on a tile using canned Air, 
  • 3 Demos lectures on Yupo creating an Abstract, a Sunset abstract, and a Seascape Abstract, using a Compact Air Brush.
  • The course is best used to discover abstracts by playing loose with colors and movement of the inks.
  • An open mind is all you will need to discover that Ink can be therapeutic, and creative process.



Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.

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1. Introduction Alcohol Ink Air: everyone's Kelly, You're really Chelsea White are. And I'm really excited about this court today because this is something to grant that I haven't done in the past. And this is really all about play, its entire course. That's why you to fun and not have any preconceived ideas as to what your pain supposed. I'll show you some really easy ways to create a fun, exciting and colorful abstract painting. Each and every piece you create will be different. The one I'm doing here, and this is going to be a personal journey for you, one that helps you create a piece of art that will have your own personal stamp on it and we'll have your art expression. So what we'll be doing in this course is really learning about loosening up our ideal self and learn to go where the paints are going to take us. I'll be showing you how toe work with a straw canned air and will also be using my personal favorite using a mini airbrush, and will be blowing the paints around using just air. It's for those of you that may not feel like you could draw or you just want to express yourself using color. It's great for therapy as well, and I've also found things to be a wonderful way to explore my abstract side. So they really helped me become much less controlled with some of my watercolor paintings or to see you inside the course. 2. Get Ready: hi and welcome to expressing yourself with color in this course, as we talked about will be using air all about air and you'll want to, um, just kind of be very open to what you want to create. With this one, I'll be showing you six demos will be covering. A couple of tiles will be covering a sunset will be covering a ah water or Seascape and will be doing a nabs tracked. So ah, a lot in this course. And so it's a great introduction course to alcohol inks. And it's also for any of you that you feel like you either, um, comfortable withdrawing or don't like to have very detailed paintings where you just want to express yourself using color, and I want you to have an open mind. It's really all you need for this class. It's ah, it's a class in self discovery. Your own growth and your own creative process horse will loosen up will let go of some of the pressures and some of the, um, perfectionism that we all have and learn to kind of go where the paints take us. So check out the next section with materials to see what you'll need to get started, and let's get ready to create some beautiful paintings together. 3. Materials Needed for This Course: rights won't start with our material list. Now, for safety purposes, you may want to use goggles. You want to use some gloves, And if the ink smell bothers you, you may want to use some type of mask and obviously use an apron because, thanks to stain, they'll stay in your hands. They'll still staying just about everything around you, so make sure you have those items available on that. Obviously, you know you want to follow safety rules, and you want to make sure that you protect yourself. So and these Demel's oddly using a heavyweight you po paper, and we'll also be using a tile for this one in the U PO paper. You really can use any weight. You can use the heavyweight. You can use the translucent aulas preference what you particularly like, and for the tiles. You want to make sure that it's just a glossy white tile. And again, if you want to use a different size, this is a four by four. But you can pretty much use any size that you want. Now you Ah, do you have some other options? You can use mineral paper. You can also use, um photo paper or Ranger has some nice card stock paper that you can use its a glossy card stock. So I say that you know, you should try just about everything and see what works best for you. So we'll be using Alcohol Inc and the colors used in this demo pool blue, wild plum, snowcapped slate, eggplant, butterscotch and stream. Now you'll notice that with my alcohol in bottles I like to do is on the topic a little white out and put the color on the top. This helps keep your colors, um, so you can see them from the top, and I'll put him in a little case here, and this makes it easy for travel. It's got a little lid on it. I snapped that shut, and I carry that around Teoh my classes with me. So this is great. Makes it portable, so we'll also be using some blending solution. For this. I will be using isopropyl alcohol, and if you want to try making your own blending solution, you can use the glycerin. And I do have a demo up on YouTube on how to do that. So in this course will be working with straw will be using canned air and will also be using Ah, small airbrush for this. And obviously you could use any type of airbrush. You can stick with Justin Straw. You could stick with just the Kandir. This is just gives you some options. So I wanted to show you all of them. And this moment is adjustable, so you can adjust the air, but it doesn't have a whole lot of strength in there. So I really quickly just to kind of give you an idea. Let me show you. Here. This is with the canned air, and I apologize. I lost my straws. The course. I actually have the straw. So it is a little bit more control than that than that little spot right there. Ah, and this is with the airbrush and amusing wild plum here. Just to show you really quick demo here. So you can decide if you want a trial. Three of these or not, And then lastly, just using a straw so you'll will be covering all three of these and we'll be doing some demos for all three. You can also print off the full pdf version here and This does have some links for, um, your items that you'll be using in this course. So let's get ready to have some fun. 4. Using A Straw on a Tile: everyone, it's Kelly. Hear from Kelly chassis, Fine art. And what I'm going to show you is how we could use a straw on a tile to curry eight, this beautiful looking abstract slash landscape. So I have here a white, glassy, smooth tiles, just just a little four by four from lows. And I also have just a plain plastic straw or abusing some blending solution. For this, I will be using the colors eggplants, slate, snowcapped and butterscotch for this. So I like to get the top off of them so I can kind of work quickly with this. Make sure you clean your tile, which is some pure alcohol beforehand that will get of you, take off all of the little fingerprints or anything that might be on their first smudges. So we're gonna start with just a little butter scotch on here handed, but at a little blending solution to get this moving. Now you can see what kind of rock my tile back and forth. This just creates a nice movement on here. You could also take your finger, just kind of sweep it across, that the it's that's a blank spots on there. So Now I'm just gonna grab my straw, and I'm just gonna blow into that very lightly, and you can see how this will create some little a little bit of texture right in here. And you'll also notice, because I have some moisture in my breath that you will get moisture on your tile. That's that cool texture. That's that showing up in here. Now, this I absolutely love. I think it looks really cool, especially if you resin your tiles afterwards. You get all that beautiful texture and there, But you know, of course, is with anything. It's what you prefer. So I'm gonna show you bunch different ways in this course how you can use air just to create some movement in your paintings. So I added some. It's, um, Slate here and just blowing that again a little bit to the left. You can see it's a little bit smoother that time. I had a little bit less moisture in that one. At a little blending solution, see if we can get rid of some of that moisture now, lightened it up, but you can still see where that moisture kind of gets sticky and leaves a little bit that residue there, and that's really hard to remove that. So I just kind of go with the flow on that. But again, it just looks almost looks like clouds sky. We're not trying to make this look like anything in particular, but most of these always looked like a lamp landscape to me. I think it's beautiful. It's beautiful. Skies got lots of textures in. There are lots of clouds, so it's usual eggplant hair underneath again adding a little bit of blending solution. To get this to flow a little bit better, those across you could see how much lighter those colors get with the blooding solution. Trying to duplicate this is almost impossible, so I want you just to kind of play with your own tile. You could also choose your own colors. This is all about freedom here. US creative people tend. Teoh like to have that openness to create. And then there's a lot of folks, and I'm like this to sometimes where you wanted to look exactly like this or you want something specific, so those projects are a little bit better, based on some of my other courses where I walk you through a particular painting. So this one is very much a freedom freedom thinking with this one's you just going to kind of play with your colors and, well, the air around. But if you get something that looks similar to this, I'll be very impressed. And make sure you hashtag KCF a Courson and send it to me if you dio so I'm gonna add a little bit more that butterscotch on top because it did get quite light when I use the blending solution last time. So I wanted deep in that just a little bit more and you could see I have, ah, some snow capped mix. It'd been here, and you want to make sure that you shake that really well before you use the white and you will see that where it's ah, hit Tyler. Where that moisture is a snowcapped, um, makes that even more obvious. It's just because it's a little bit thicker than the other eight colors because it isn't next to. So I'm adding a little bit more of the slate down here, one that across could see where the color above it has dried a little bit to get that nice ridge there, Almost acceptable mountains. While that's what you can still move that across, I have to tell you that this is one of my most favorite colors because you can see all the different shades. There's almost there's a green and here a pink. It just has some incredible colors. With the slate by one of my favorites, especially a new poll paper, you really can see it. Let's add a little bit more butterscotch in the bottom. And again, just kind of Chilton playlist a little. But why did a little bit of weight to that as well? It's what things kind of go where they want to go. Do you think of the GAM It feeling a little bit here? This is gonna be the bottom at that time. Eggplant here on the bottom as well, Kind of going up for this one. But planning solution. Get things rolling here again. You'll see where I'm constantly tipping my tile pretty good to me that looks like mountains . Sky will be cherry, maybe in the front and again, where that mix it'd is of the snowcapped. You can see a lot of texture, and if you blow too hard, you could actually blow it right down to the tile again. I apologize. We see it's not put my head on this one, but with the straw, I couldn't seem to quite get it without my head being in there. The video failures are finished, be so will be moving on to the next section and will become pary. How to use a straw with you, Put paper and see if there's much of a difference. 5. Using A Straw On Yupo Paper: you're comfortable using on the tile styles can be wiped off. Let's go ahead and try this on Cem. You bow paper this time. All right. So let's go ahead and try a straw on you pro paper. So I have a nice little piece of five by seven. You, Bo, and I am going Teoh, See how our uncle inks react differently on you. Put paper and straw versus how it looked on the tile. So I'll be the blending solution once again. Now you put paper does tend to staying with alcohol inks, but it creates in the most beautiful color combos that you can imagine. Especially my favorite color is using Slate. It's, um, implement Pitch black is another one that it just has so many variations of color when you you have the blooding solution to it on the you put paper. So a great thing to do is actually take just a random piece of pupil paper and try our colors and try and with the alcohol ANC trying with blending solution and see what different kind of colors you come up with using, though, that gives you a better idea. What you're painting might come out like, So let's go ahead and school starts the same way that we do with the tile, and I'll be using the butterscotch here with a little bit of leading solution. Now. I also have shown you how to make your own blending solution and that issue using glycerin . Or you can also use just alcohol and really, you know, again, everything is pregnant space with art, right? Creativity is such an individual saying, so you'll see that I have the moisture again is being created from the straw lifetimes. When you use glycerin, glycerin will create that saying, Look, because it's keeping moisture and your ranks so you can use the glycerin, or you can I use glittering contrite with just alcohol and alcohol will definitely lighten your ranks. So, uh, the difference really between the blending solution, the alcohol playing solution will stay wet a little bit longer, gives you a little bit more time to work. You're in colors. Alcohol, especially 91% which is what I use Will will dry up a little quicker for you and the Knicks by themselves, driving quicker unless you're using a lot of a so you can see back to the color here. I use the slate on the top, and it should choose your some amazing different variations in that color. We're gonna add a little bit of snow kept on top of that, and that will lighten everything and give it that riel soft looking color gang continuing Topol across. And you can see every time I do this, the different variations of color that we have with this and again. The texture, I think, is really neat with the moisture that comes from your breath when you're using a straw, it's a little bit of a plant. One explosion to get that to move pupil papers. Very slick surface. Um, and it's one of my favorite services toe work on. I have used glossy paper as, well photo paper, and it just didn't have the saying results. A zai dio with using you po paper just like the I like the staining that it creates, and I like that will smooth surface that it has, and the thinks just performed better, in my opinion, on you put paper, people paper can be a little expensive, so optimal by rules of it hand cut it down to the size that I want and I'll give you a link for that as well. And that will be in the bonus section of the video. So could again concerning out with the white in more blending solution. The white on the top there just didn't seem to move a whole lot. No, let's go ahead and a little bit more up here. A swell that blending Swiss will really help move things along. There's an area that you're really unhappy with when you're creating yours just at little any solution and keep working it And remember these for all abstracts. So you're just going with the flow on these? Just see where the inks will take you No right around. And when I'm blowing in this drawing, doing these little short bursts of air So now I'm gonna add a little bit of that stream down to the bottom. This color is new. We didn't use this in the tile project before. I love that green long. That's purple in here. It's really pretty. The gun continue to turn the painting as I go, It almost looks like water to me now where that green is, you can see where he hit the white. Very obviously, it didn't spread a whole lot. So I can go over that a couple times to get that to move. Glad a little bit more to it. Remember blooding solution to get things rolling. Here we go. Look at this. Gorgeous colors in there. So much fun. So continue to blow and just kind of move that strong long. In short, little bursts of air. They can see where I have quite a bit of wages and quite a bit of moisture on here and do here is just really quickly clean this up. We've got a big puddle in all and putting my painting into by accident. So it it was like, I have my little, uh, silicone mat here, which makes cleanup very easy. I just scored it with little alcohol, rubbing alcohol, and with that right off. So now what do you want to do? Is just kind of sit with it for a second and, you know, see a see what's going on you are happy with or do you want to continue to work with it? And a lot of times with my beings, I'm doing these, they will transform right in front of me. And that's really the joy of this whole. This whole medium is just kind of playing with it and see what happens, especially when you're not creating something that's supposed to look like something. It gives you a little bit more freedom with your creativity this way. So I'm looking at this here and this, moving a little bit more here. 00 the other thing I often do when I'm working closer with larger pieces. It's a little bit smaller, but I have this sized up to an eight by 10 but with alcoholic, especially when you're doing abstract paintings. It's always nice to kind of take your mats and crop things to see if you like a you know section of the painting a little bit more than the other. And the other nice thing about U boat paper. It's very easy to cut, so if you want to do some you know three or four different small pieces from this, you could do that as well. So I'm continuing to try to move some of that moisture. You can see where it's just a little heavier here and it's doesn't want to go me, them. I'm running out of air, pushing it hard enough eso I'm switching to the Kandir and I was gonna blow that excess or right off there and we'll go over the candy or in the next section here, we'll do one with canned air only. But you could see how that could kind of clean up that moisture. And that's you know, you can also dry it that way. So there we have it, a really easy way to create a abstract on equal paper using a straw our next section will be creating with canned air. 6. Canned Air on Tile: I welcome back into this lecture. This one is on canned air and will be working on a tile for this. And if you want to try this on some U PO paper, I would advise you go ahead and do that too. We'll be moving on after this to working on our air brush. So for this one, I just have some plain old buster. This is stuff that you use when you're working on your computers to try to clean them out. Now, if a little's will straw at the end of it. So it's a little bit more, uh, exact than a regular straw because its got that real small narrow. Too bad it on the end of it. So we're gonna start again with some slate here and you can see Go ahead and just very lightly push on the top of this air can and you see how fast that goes. So it's got a lot more pressure than what there has it, at least Ah, the story here for me anyway, Maybe I just don't blow quite hard enough. This this one really quickly, we'll dry it out. Um, Now, go ahead and add some white to this. You could see that you don't have that moisture on there. That's textures that you had when you were using the straws he has smooth. This is make some really pretty looking clouds. If you ask me now also with us canned air, because the force three years old, stronger you'll see that has some splashes up here. So I do recommend that you get a splash guard of some some type across so that you don't have this ink flying everywhere is the cardboard box works great. Um, and the other thing with canned air, it does get cold, so you have to be careful with that as well. Let's go ahead. Ad Cem, Eggplant to this and again. We're very lightly putting the pressure down there. Yeah, you have to kind of play with this and get comfortable with it, because sometimes you could just lay right on that little switch there and the stuff will go flying. So it's with those light touches that you have to kind of learn by trial and error. Let's go ahead and add a little bit of blending solution here just to soften this giving in that nice, smooth look reactivating some of those banks and you could see how I'm kind of holding this at an angle. And I'm coming in with the air at an angle because you do not wanna have this flat. They tell you on the cans. Try to keep up right as much as you can because it can get really cold. Let's go ahead and add a little bit of that butterscotch down here. More blending solution. Help soften as a ridge is that you see here could kind of re blend those a little bit. Gorgeous, huh? Very lightly. Again. Practice makes perfect with this, and you could see where I'm kind of dragging that can across my tile. It's a little bit more snow capped to this so you could see where it's getting colder, so it actually stopped moving right there. We'll add a little bit more blending solution to it, and again, I'm tipping that tile, trying to get that to go The direction that I wanted to go in Here we go and using that snow captain really make a difference to alighting your colors and gives it that real nice , smooth look. So again you could see where I'm just kind of bringing that can across, back and forth, back and forth with that motion. Every time I come back over, I take my finger off of the canned air a little bit more to fill in that spot down. Here are some more slate and again, a little bit more blending solution to get that moving can and will take the canned air to it. Now, have you pushed too hard and you get that pressure too strong and see where I basically have white tile. It blew the ink right off, so you have to be a little bit careful. But I think that looks kind of neat. Gives you the highlight right there. So you could leave that if you wanted. Teoh. You have to remember this is all about you and it's about play. Of course, I can't stand a little white spots, so let's go ahead. Add some stream to that. You could see where the other one was a little bit dry, and I came a little bit too much pressure. So you get those little spindles on there rather than that real smooth look, just add some snow capped right over that. We'll blend that right in, and I take it that softness in there with that blending solution. Thank God, tipping it back and forth, seeing what I like. That was a big, strong little bear. They're bringing it back down. I'd like to come in different directions with this, and that's still wet. So I could still move that around a little bit, adding a little bit more of that eggplants. And it put blending solution on that time 60 much deeper. That color is now my cans getting really cool and see how that one last score. It basically took the ink right off. Um, and that's again. You start to get some condensation in there from from the cool air, so you might want to kind of set it down for a second and go back to it and you'll feel that they can't error. At least this one does gets quite cold, and that's when you know it's time to set it down for a few minutes. So there you have it really simple looking abstract again, almost looks like a landscape to me. I think these air just like a natural little beauty. It's out a little bit more white. And here for a little moon, you could take a little small detail brush if you want. Look, you just make a little circle out of that because, as we know, it doesn't always go where you want it to go. There we go. It was too simple. Little moon in there. Remember, you can always make it bigger, but you can't make it smaller. So as you're working that out, just start real slow and try not to get too large to start because it will grow on you. All right, so next coming up will be working with the airbrush. 7. Rework an older yupo piece using canned air: All right, Suze. Sometimes if you have a piece that you've kind of worked and you were, you weren't happy with it. You always and get it back out and rework it. So this is an old sunset, one that I had here, that I'm reworking with the canned air. So I I want to, um, tell you, don't give up on stuff. If you have some pieces that you're not happy with, well, you can always take them out, rework them. And you know what? If you're not happy with him at the end and you can cut them out, make them into no alcoholic necklaces or you can use some of those pieces. For some layering projects are mixed media. There's so many other things that you can do with us. You could make cards out of it. No, bring cutting it out and adding it Teoh watercolor card and just taping it on there. And there's make beautiful watercolor cards, so there's lots of things you can do. So you know, the thing is, is be free with it and just try toe. Go with the flow on this, and if it's not going your way, don't panic is, Keep playing. You know, that's what that's what it's all about. It's all part of the fun, not really about You know what you come up with, But it's the journey and how you get there. So we went this of out of the eggplant to it, adding a little snow cap and again making sure matting that blending solution, that blending solution will really help things. Ah, lighten up and get get going again. I really like the ILO sky and the swim. ITER wasn't happy with the bottom section of it. So, um, really focusing on the bottom. But unfortunately, I think this is kind of working its way up into that yellow area now, so I'm gonna have to probably work. We work some of that as well. I do like that purple that light purple down the bottom, Mary, that's quite pretty thinking it over to, you know, Do you leave it as is maybe no. Do you tend to overwork your stuff? Yeah, probably. Sometimes I think we all do it. Ah, and then sometimes it comes back better than before, something that I'll just kind of movies around. Kind of looking at it is. I'm doing it. You know, I'm balling it thinking about it, you know, there's no rush with it. I think I'm gonna lighten this back up again. Even though alcohol ink on you, Po does stay in the paper Some of these lighter shades when you add the blending solution to it and especially when you have the air, you you can almost lift that color and you can see where most taking it down to almost white paper here. Especially for you, Snow cap on top of it, You can really lighten things and change the color. Well, as I said before, don't be afraid about it. Just ah, this play. So I'm gonna continue to work this one, and I will show you the finished results. I'll just kind of speed this up. So, um, you can you can see the process and, um, I'll show you the final results here soon. - Oh , so here the final results. So if I put a mat on it, this actually is probably one of my favorites now. Amazing how that happens, isn't it? So I hope you'll kind of pick up one of those old ones that you've done in the past before and attempt to rework it and have some fun with it. 8. Sunset PinkBurst: right. So we have that beautiful, inspirational photo that I took. And this is a sense it that we originally had in my backyard. It was absolutely fabulous. I do have a brighter shade of pink that will be using on this, but gives you an idea. You have to have an inspiration, right? So I'm starting out with the same butterscotch here for our yellow, and you can see with the airbrush It's a very light air that this is blowing, which, which makes it very easy to work with. You don't have to worry about it. Um, really putting out a lot of pressure. So this is great, Especially if you're just starting to work with the airbrush. Um, So I'm gonna add a little bit of that blending solution to this again just to soften things up. And you can see the movement that I'm getting with us with just a very light touch. Now, you can adjust this if you want to be a little bit stronger, but this one doesn't have a whole whole lot of pressure, which I I like So you could see all that movement. All that looks like beautiful clouds already forming in there with just a little bit of that air blowing a little bit more, blending solution out like that sharp line on the edge Here we could kind of get up leading solution, moving all the way up and react to being a lot of that by just moving that to the top of the page. There we go. They could see when I when I push on us, I'm doing against slow little burst of air, and you can get that texture in there. Wherever you initially put that burst that's almost dry here, let's switch out and add a little bit more to this. We'll grab our snowcapped. Make sure that that's shaken very well. Before you start, I want to make sure that you, ah, have a good mixture and there Make sure you listen to that ball rattling around in there and again is pushing that white into that yellow area very lightly. A little bit more up here. So it is here that starts to dry and again. You can always add more blending solutions. If you want a bit more white, you can leave this as is, or you can add a little bit more blending solution. Kind of blend that out. That will make that yellow area a little bit softer for you. Like I'm always saying, you know, it's all about you. And I say that a lot of think. Um, but it really is. It truly is. I just want you to have fun with us and not, um, you so hard on yourself. So many people never start out with the alcohol. Thanks. A You have these expectations of themselves, and I want you to let that go. Just play, because that's what it's all about. And then, you know things don't work out the way you want. No big deal. You can keep adding or keep working with it. Put it aside. Use it for a background for something else. There's plenty of options. Use it for pendants. Um, we can crop it, prop those areas that you're not happy with, but just open yourself up and see what see what comes through. So there I think that looks a little bit more like clouds will be more flowy a little bit more in this corner here. All right, so just finishing up a little bit more of that snow capped mix a TiVo and you can see here Teoh have mentioned this before That thesis. Oh, cat mixed of is a little bit thicker, so, you know, But adding blending solution to this really helps move that along. So you may want to, um if it feels like it's drying out on you because you're blowing air on it at a little bit of that blending solution will help move that snow cap over on top of the other inks a little bit more. And let's add now to this some wild plum. You know, I'm gonna put this on the bottom section here where we have no color and you could see that's not moving a whole lot. So what I'm gonna do is bad some blending solution to it. There we go. Lending solution is the key if you want your inks to move. So let's move this along here. Try to get this toe blend in a little bit. Now you could see where I'm I'm fairly close to the painting. You could see where the air is hitting its creating. I almost this little pattern. So this is kind of a neat thing to do to with your links if you want to create a little bit of texture in your paintings. But I'm gonna end up going over this here because I want this to flow like Horizon would dio. So I want to be adding some more white snow capped to this. That's a good amount in there. Let's see if we can get this to move a little bitch. Do it quick enough. You can. You've got some time, but you can see it's still is is fairly thick. It doesn't want to move a whole lot. So adding that Bunning solution again. You see where that pink got really bright? That lightens that right up. While plum is one of those ones, that does lighten very quickly. Just let that move down here just a little bit, Yeah, let's add a little bit more butterscotch on the very bottom so that we mirror that top and you always take your fingers and just kind of move that along. Its not going where you want to go. Just fill in those feel but areas above of white again, taking my airbrush in moving that along, trying to get that more diagonal pattern like it was in the original photograph that we saw and where the blending solution touched up. Here. You can see that White is still moving quite well, cause it's still wet, and I keep just got putting my finger on the airbrush, just kind of pumping that along. Escapism really pretty colors in here. It's almost like a more of a purple, it less less pink. Now the level is different shades in here. So what do we think? So far too good to be like it this way or this way? Better remember, as creative people, we always have to have an outlet for things. This is what makes us happy, right? And just playing with the colors. I do have a little spot down here that does not have ink on it, and I'm debating on whether or not I wanna have leading solution or a little bit more pigment up here. They were ready to the pigment, and let's add a little bit English to that to kind of mirror that pink on the bottom a little bit better. They don't always have to use the airbrush for this, either. If you just kind of let this run and do its own thing. It can create some really pretty looks to you, but you could see the difference to the top from the top to the bottom, a little bit more of that pattern when you use the air, that kind of just smooth that out a little bit, plans it a little bit better for you. But remember, it's all about you all about what you like, not what someone else likes, unless you're creating it specifically for the person if they've requested something. But as far as this goes, this is just going by feel. And it's really hard to replicate something like this. You just, you know, I mean, it's really hard to do it. That's the income. One of one of a kind pieces, right? Unique art, some of the a little bit more white in there, a little darker than what I wanted. There we go. And the question always is. When do I stop? Right? So especially when you're in that creative mode, you just you're in it. And as I was, sometimes I watch back on these videos. I look and say, Oh, why didn't I stop there. Um, you know it. It's like that with every single piece that we do. It seems so, um, you may not always stop at the right spot. Sometimes we do. Sometimes we keep going and we get something better than we expected. So just enjoy. Enjoy the time. So I'm pretty happy with this. I think it looks like a sunset, don't you? Let's finish fixing that little spot there on the bottom where we didn't have any ink. Of course. You know, Hot goes when you got to fix something, something else breaks. Right? So that left Ah, really right spot there. So just adding a little more blending solution at a little bit more snow cabin. We'll just kind of blend that in. And they didn't point. Get it quite far enough there. So we're gonna have to add a little bit more to it. Don't let that one just a little bit more say easy. Easy peasy you can easily fix. That's go right over it again. So don't panic. There we go. And anything on a blood It just a little bit more here. Still a little thick on that ridge line. Right there. merry go. And again if you see how I'm kind of just moving. That airbrush almost is if it were a paintbrush, and then once you get it where you like it, you could just take it and use the brush to dry it. Now I think I am happy with that schools if I've got any more movement in that white in here, as your pain gets thicker, it takes longer to dry, too. And as we've talked about before, them exited Zahra little sicker. So they take a little bit longer as well. So just drying it off. Let's grab a mat and see what we think. I always use a mat when I'm working on my pieces. Um, I have one that's cuts ankle over the back of it, and we don't have to worry about. I reuse the same one over and over again, but I think that's that's beautiful. And I hope you enjoy this. There's are finished piece. You could see how much brighter it is once I got a good camera on there and um, let's go ahead and try this again with creating a Seascape on this next one 9. Sunrise: right. So I want to show you a really easy way to create beautiful waves with this one. And we'll be using the color sunshine, yellow or butterscotch, Actually, butterscotch, um will be using some slates who abusing some white snow cap and of using some pool blue for this one. So this is gonna go quick for you. And the outcome, I think, is absolutely breathtaking. And we'll even show you how to put some birds in here. And we're gonna start with our first killer kind of in the middle. Usually always start at the top, but we're gonna start with some of this blue right in the center to kind of figure out where we want our ocean to begin. So I'm getting a good amount down here once again adding some blending solution to this so we can get this to move a little bit better. I was going with this kind of drip down here all across the bottom, and as that's moving, we're gonna add a little bit of air to that. And you could see where it's almost creating some waves just by using the air hair. Look at this a little bit Messier. I'm not going left to right like I did with all of the other ones. Well, it's just get some movement in here in this color, so you can see I'm kind of just taking that hairbrush kind of bring it back and forth and then doing a little little squiggle action in there to create a little bit more texture, a little bit more up. Here it is to move a little bit more again, just kind of bringing the airbrush back and forth. I want to create a log texture cause this is gonna be our under layer. And I want this toe kind of moved out in this direction. So we're almost creating that texture along with Cem long waves here stones. We add the white snow cap. On top of this, you'll start to see that kind of come together. Most looks like the pretty rocket way right there. Let's flip it around and will attempt to do some sky area here. Let's start with that butterscotch yellow or sunshine yellow. If you have that, you can see where those touch obviously touch together. They're creating green because blue and yellow makes green, which will almost give us our little land here automatically, without having to do a whole lot. Dr The Right words. You can see where I hit that green a little bit too high there. That's all right. We'll work with that and add a little bit of slate up on the top of this. Here is while just to give us another dimension. That's guys. I just don't want it all yellow and the ILO is almost dry already. So and that a little bit ing solution kind of get that yellow re wet and just dragging that and see how you can get those beautiful shades with that slate. I mean, gorgeous greens, purples. It does some crazy stuff, so I don't want it to be too dark about that quite light, and I'm just dragging it over towards the left hand side of the natural flow of that light . Look at that. Absolute gorgeous. I don't even do anything else to that. We'll just leave that, as is, I was just making sure I give it a nice good dry here so that it doesn't continue to move on because I think that is perfect, as is it almost looks like the sun bursting out underneath the ah, right hand side there. So let's go ahead and work more on the wave action. Now I've got my snowcapped. I'm shaking it again, Making sure I've got that mixed up real well. Make sure you hear that rattle of the ball inside. And, Lynn, let's have a little bit of white across here, So we're gonna make this look like some heavier waves up in here. Can adding a little burning solution and kind of just drying out across there. Don't worry about if you get that. If you get the blue way up high and there we can we can fix that. So this is a work in progress here. Get that green offer there. They just take my fingers, you know, just scoop it right off. We're gonna be adding some color right on top of that. So no big deal. Lots of white in this one because I want to create that movement of water. And if you want the splash of the waves, you kind of blow those upward Just a little bit. A little bit more blues. We're gonna kind of play with this back and forth until we get, we get what we want from this and again, I'm just trying to move those waves in one direction or another. Well, it's a splash upon that one. So I have my airbrush up a little too high there. So get those little fingers again not to worry about that. Had some white right on top of that, them kind of a mitt down just a little bit more, more flat, most head on with That almost makes a perfect wave there. So it looks like some movement in that water. Rough seas day. You can see here where almost looks like trees, which wasn't intentional. But that's the best part about these things. They you know, we don't You don't want to have too much intention. You want just kind of go with it. Several of brush here. And if I wanted to, I could actually put some trees in there at this point. But I'm trying to leave this more Azan abstract type painting so and taking my little brush to stabbing on a little bit of blue, and you can see where you can kind of create more waves where there aren't any. If you wanted to add a little bit more in there, this is just a really easy way to do it. And I usually try to hit underneath that white to create the whitecaps because usually that blue kind of be right underneath there. And I'm also dragging a little bit of that way along with me here. No one's making some waves in there. No, easy that IHS. Look at that, huh? I see some areas up in here, or I can kind of do a little bit more adjusting where there's a little bit too much of green. So I'm gonna play with this a little bit more. It was a little bit more white. Wouldn't cover that rate up. Who? It was a heavy amount there. I will splash up there. It almost looks like the water splashing up. If you can see that little white mark that it's up there again, you have. You have these little things unexpected things happen. It's all part of the fun. Sometimes this could be the best things about your painting when you're done, some kind of holding them upright just so I could get that air to go more flat rather than spitting up more went up into the top there. And we're gonna could just continue to work with this a little bit battling a little bit more blue. And this is what you're gonna want to do when you're working with your own his obviously you're waves. We're gonna go where they want to go, and every single one of them is gonna be completely different. So you just want that feeling of motion and, you know, adding the white and the blue together until you get something that you're happy with that's still moving a little bit, some kind of holding it up right now. And I want to kind of push that ink down in this direction. So a lot of times you'll have toe move that board. That's why I like to put it on the boards. When I'm doing some of these with the airbrush, I just find a little easier toe work with on a board than in your hand. Sometimes even holding your inks, your hand can actually show through the U PO paper, and it will change things on you. So if you have a flat backboard here, I don't have to worry about any, uh, shadows kind of coming through or texture coming through from underneath. So if you want to throw some birds in here, I've got this is all real dry appear now. You can cost us a couple of birds in here with making these little V shapes with a black Sharpie. Look at that. You know I love my birds in my trees. I can't help myself. You don't have to, but is in there if you wanted to be more of an abstract, But if you do want to know how to put him in there, that's how you want to do it. And then you could just take a little bit of snow cap and just babble dot a white to the centers of those they look like they're surfing the waves there, planning on where you are that those could be pelicans. I watch them fly along the waves like that when I was in Florida vacationing this our early spring. So I think that z a quick and easy that was to accomplish Put a mat on there and ah, I think that's absolutely gorgeous. Really quick painting really quick and easy way to do some more abstract looking waves with a beautiful sky And I hope you enjoy it. And I can't wait to see what you come up with. So, um, please make sure that you're tagging me of you. If you put yours up in social media me and find me under Kelly chassis fine art, you know, on Instagram or Facebook and tag man, I would absolutely love, love, love, love to see your work on there. So here's the finished piece and we'll be trying a complete abstract on the next one. 10. Air Brush and Alcohol Ink: All right, so we're ready for our last project on here. We're going to be doing a complete abstract, although I still feel that it looks like a landscape to me. But we're going to start with that same gorgeous slate, and we're going to see what kind of colors we can get from this one. Again. It's added the blending solution toe. Lighten things up, get things moving once again, and I'm just tipping this back and forth a little bit. And now we'll use that airbrush to create some other little colors in here. I think it is drying. It's almost leaving a little texture, so we'll see if the little smooth out a little bit. But we'll be adding some snow cap right on top of this. They didn't get all that real pretty color is looking for. And when you add the white to this, that really will bring out some new shades in this visible looks like a stormy kind of sky . Here, the way it is goes a little dark, so let's add a little snow capped to this and see if we can lighten that up a little bit. Can I get a little squirt of that bleeding solution as well to help things move along. There we go. Look at those beautiful pastel colors. We're getting in here now. It's amazing, isn't it? How the colors can change right in front of your eye. So we've got some soft pinks and soft greens and blues in there. Crazy colors. Look at that. It almost looks stormy upon the top, but we'll see if we can smooth that out a little bit more as well. A little bit more white. Well, as very dry already. So we're gonna have to have the blinding solution to that to get it to move. Yeah, it does. It's a crazy color green that that that produces when you have that blending solution to it . Enlightens it right up. No, I still feel like I don't quite have enough. It's not getting me giving me the movement that I that I'm looking for. It's drying pretty quick. So and I said here and analyze it. I think we're gonna add a little bit more blending solution to the top there, see if we can get that toe come a little bit softer. Here we go. You can see again where I'm kind of just tipping it in the direction that I want that to go . It's a little better. We have a little quick air, dry hair. We can drive this up, son. Nothing moves. And again, Since this is an abstract, it's kind of seeing what I like. I really like this down here, and that's really pretty and soft. All right. So I think I'm gonna try some wild plum with this won t what we get for a color. Well, pretty and bright, isn't it? At a little blending solution will soften up a little bit more, and you could see where that while plum stained on there. But we can kind of just keep moving that ink around and cover a lot of that up, so it doesn't look so dramatic most through a little blue in here, Really having fun now can playing along, seeing what we get for colors and trying things out. Sometimes you know the best color combos come from just playing. Another great thing to try to is to take a look at online for the colors that are a big hit for the season and paint colors house colors. They'll give you a lot of options that work really well together. If you go toe some of the hardware stores and they have the little little brochures with the paint colors on them, it's a great way for you to kind of get an idea of what colors go together as long along with that would be, ah, color wheel. It will give you your opposite colors. And, um, you have some great ideas for some combos for that as well. So I added a little bit of white in here as well to kind of soften things along. And they said before, we're doing abstract, so you know, just kind of putting things where I feel them. It was really hard to gonna teach people what I'm doing here because it's more of a feel and you can't really teach people how to feel. You have to gonna do that on your own. And that's why I'm always saying, you know, open yourself up, especially doing these kind of abstract paintings and just feel words taking you deal like it. Do you not like it? Um, you know, it will change in front of you dramatically as you're working on it, and that's okay. So Manning a little bit of slate in here again, I almost feel like I want to say this is more of landscape because that's what I'm so used to painting. But I could see you know this. This could be rocks down in here and water and some pink sand. Um, you know, it's all about what you see. Measure as you're creating this, your mouth. Have a little bit more blending solution here. Just want to soften us up just a little bit more. There we go, almost like a nice soft grey. Now, down in there, if your colors again just feel like they're just not moving anywhere. Going anywhere. Ah, the good old blending solution. And those colors just feel like a little a little bit too bright for for that corner. And I wanna another angle to this, some aiming this down now it's always good to kind of change a pure angles as well. It makes your painting a little bit more interesting. Let's give us a quick, dry hair. Well, mostly an island off there to the left, where the pink is. You can kind of see me as I do my process here, looking at it, kind of thinking it over, feeling it out. And I think I want to adjust that little spot there still west. I've still got some movement over here ends pushing the inquiry along as a as I use my brush. Now you know, there are obviously different airbrush is that you can get. And some of these air brushes have a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure. So it's more like the canned air. This one is similar to a canned air, but the candor. I think it's a little bit more pressure. With the end of the straw. There's a and it's got a little bit more anthem. This one does. But that's what I like about this particular airbrush. It's all I find it a little easier to work with, Um, you know, But if you like something that's gonna really blow things around a lot, you can also use one with a compressor. If you wanted something a little bit more more strength of the, uh, with the air and as with anything else in all materials US artists use, it's really preference based you could say someone can tell you this is the best some else to tell you This is the best. And you really have to kind of find that out for your own. Well works for you and your style. So I could always take this little brush here and just kind of touch up if I wanted to put some little trees in here. See how I can't stop myself. I could put a little bit in here if I wanted to and make that look like a island off in the distance. Just a little bit with some trees on there. And I still find brush and just kind of using that tapping motion which, if you take it my other classes, I do a lot of trees and you've probably seen how to do this. You can also soften little parts of your paying that you may not be completely happy with. So almost gives the illusion of one in there. We're going to cover that up because I'm trying to keep this more as an abstract, so we'll see if we can do something with that. It still looks like an island over there. Doesn't you know, look, blending solution to that. See if I can change that look a little bit. There we go. Island's gone so you can get rid of things. They come and they go in your paintings. It's amazing all the different colors that are actually in this one. Good lighting that one spot up just a little bit more. We're rocking it back and forth here. I think I'm gonna go this way with it in a bow and set out a little bit. Was a little bit too bright there for me. Then, when I have a little bit more of that slate back in here and when it mixes with that white that's already in there, it's quite light once through a little bit more white in here, Um, I think continue that on it. Still, it still looks like an island to me. I can't get away from the islands. That's what I see. And that's what I feel. And that's what you should do. Whatever you see and feel is how you should go. I was gonna straighten that out just a little bit there, using mile fine brush, so it's quite a lot going on on this one, A lot of different shades of color and a lot of movement on this one. I think that's it. I think I'm done. So I really hope you enjoyed all of these demos a little different for my classes. Um, but I wanted to give you lots of options with this one. And like I said before, it's more about being creative and just letting loose and letting yourself play on all of these. So practicing a few times and you will come up with some fabulous stuff, I promise. So I hope you enjoyed it. And if you like the course, please make sure to mention it to other folks and let them know, especially if they're new to inks, because this is a great one to start with. Thanks so much.