Mixed Media: Watercolor Rings with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’ve been playing around with my Tim Holtz Alcohol inks to create a project for a friend of mine. 

I thought I’d try out the Alcohol Hard Core Art Panels to see what results I would get. The Art Panel is hardboard that has a coating, something substantial that you could frame. I’ve chosen some of my favorite colors to work with and encourage you to do the same. 

My objective with this project was to get watercolor looking rings and overlapping colors. It turned out close to what I had imagined. 

The area of purple at the top looks like a flower with a green leaf poking from behind, I was thrilled about it!! Once I had my background completed, I added my message using Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Letters cut from black cardstock.

I hope you enjoy the process!

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Tim Holtz Hard Core Art Panels…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink PATINA Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink POOL Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SILVER Metallic…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SNOW CAP…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink LETTUCE Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink DENIM Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink WILD PLUM…
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Darice NEEDLE TIP TIP Applicator…
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC ONE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Fineline Applicators 20 Gauge…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT…
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United…
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  1. Love using alcohol inks. The colors you chose and the ring technique makes for an amazing artistic piece. Thanks!

  2. what an amazing looking piece of art work – thanks for sharing this fun technique – looks so simple BUT creates such a wonderful look:)

  3. Very cool! Alcohol inks are like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re going to get and you got beautiful!! My favorite colors as well.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I am just starting to work with alcohol inks and I am really enjoying it. Thank you for sharing your process.

  5. This is so awesome Shari, I love how you made this. I have never used Alcohol inks, I still want to borrow them from my daughter. Just waiting for good but not to hot weather so I can play with them outside. I can’t ventilate my tiny craftroom enoough for working with these inks.
    Thank you so much for showing how you made this awesome piece of art, you are a great inspiration.

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