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Using glossy book pages for your alcohol ink paintings

Hunter's Moon
Cyndi Lavin, 2018

In the process of fooling around with alcohol inks, I started looking for other substrates that would work besides the ever-present Yupo paper, freezer paper, and glossy photo paper (I know there are many more!), and I came up with glossy book or magazine pages.  Since most glossy magazines have gone to thinner paper these days, books seemed like the best bet.

Cyndi Lavin, 2018

Sure enough, I tore out a few pages from a coffee table book that I'd been planning to use forever to do something, anything!  The inks worked really well.  Obviously, the patterns and colors underneath show through to some extent, so you never quite know what you're gonna get.  But isn't that the case with alcohol inks anyway? :-)

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Robbie said…
What a great idea! I'm forwarding your post on to my friend who does a lot with alcohol ink! thanks!
Cyndi L said…
It was a real head slap moment for me! Ah....GLOSSY!!