A four part blog series by Jenna Webb Art, an abstract painter specializing in over sized alcohol ink paintings on canvas
5 Essential Steps to Beginning a Beautiful Alcohol Ink Canvas Painting - A Mini Lesson
There are five essential steps to beginning a great canvas painting. Starting out on the right foot for a consistently flowy, free and soul-quenching painting session is so important to me. 🔑
If you’re feeling frustrated with expensive-to-make paintings that you end up hating ...then I'd love to share some of my best practices with you inside the Canvas Course! Painting should ALWAYS make you feel connected to your magic. 🌟 🌠 🔮 So we will skip over the frustrating learning curves and get straight to the good stuff!
First let's chat about the essential supplies for every painting. Then I’ll share the five essential steps to beginning a great canvas painting.
Essential Supplies for Every Alcohol Ink On Canvas Painting
-safety gear: respirator mask, gloves, and ventilated working space
-rubbing alcohol, blending solution
-alcohol ink paint
-manipulation tools: hair dryer + extension cord, brushes, straws, etc. etc.
-spill items: paper towels, flat working surface, drop cloth
*A full lesson on Priming Alcohol Ink Canvas is available here. Course enrollment is now open!
Now let me share 5 Essential Start Steps to begin a great canvas painting.
5 Essential Start Steps to begin a great canvas painting
Prepare surface for overflow (shower curtain liner, layers of paper towels)
Place primed canvas on risers
The primed canvas is a crucial step that I’ve covered in the Canvas Course. Be sure you’ve watched the Priming Course Lesson and have primed your canvas the day before.
Set up your paint and tools so you’re prepared to work fast and/or select tools on the fly. (Select colors and up cap bottles. Make sure all tools are within reach, plus hair dryer into an extension cord ) This is vital because the canvas will absorb your paint quickly. Having everything you need within reach will help you paint efficiently.
Check the table tilt and adjust (pour alcohol on the canvas and watch which side it flows to. Stack paper towels under corners to make adjustment)
Double your fluids
I hope you enjoyed this lesson learning the 5 Essential Ways to Begin a Great Canvas Painting. In the comments below, leave any questions you have.
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This Course is FOR YOU If you Want To:
Adopt a painting process that saves you money and time
Learn my secret weapons for priming canvas for alcohol ink painting.
Learn my methods for making the ink flow better on canvas
Become a better painter with stronger compositions
The course is 100% online with videos that you can complete at your own pace.
It is available for a special price for a limited time only.
You learn everything about alcohol ink on canvas from sourcing art materials for less, how to paint beautiful over sized canvases, to wiring and shipping canvas to customers & galleries.
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Love and Positive Vibes,
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