5 Essential Steps to Beginning a Beautiful Alcohol Ink Canvas Painting

A four part blog series by Jenna Webb Art, an abstract painter specializing in over sized alcohol ink paintings on canvas 


Part 4

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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

-primed canvas*

-risers

-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 

  1. Prepare surface for overflow (shower curtain liner, layers of paper towels)

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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)

  5. 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.


🔮 Click here to watch the Alcohol Ink on Canvas course trailer now. 🔮

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. 

🔮 Click here to enroll now! 🔮

Love and Positive Vibes,

Jenna

Xx

Click here to enroll in the Alcohol Ink on Canvas Course - Big Secrets Revealed!   

Painting Alcohol Ink on Canvas vs. Yupo Paper - 5 Ways to Close the Gap

A four part blog series by Jenna Webb Art, an abstract painter specializing in over sized alcohol ink paintings on canvas 


Part 3

Alcohol Ink CANVAS VS. YUPO PAPER, A Mini Lesson

If you are familiar with painting alcohol inks on yupo paper, then you’ve probably ran into several noticeable differences and frustrations when starting to paint inks on canvas. Amiright?

Maybe you discovered how the inks don’t flow as freely. The canvas absorbs the paint incredibly fast. It can be terribly frustrating and when you end up with a painting you hate. Especially if you spent a lot of time (and money) painting it. 😭

Well loves….

Understanding the differences between canvas and yupo will help you paint with more freedom and ease. In my Canvas Course I share the 🌟5 Ways I make canvas painting feel like working on glossy, flowy, yupo paper🌟 (which is beyond easier and less intimidating). 

↓ Do you have any canvas vs. yupo questions? ↓


ALCOHOL INK ON CANVAS COURSE - BIG SECRETS REVEALED 😍💎 ➙ Find out more at https://jennawebbart.kartra.com/page/canvascourse

  • Prime - Alcohol inks work on non-porous surfaces and that's why yupo paper is so alcohol ink friendly; it’s plastic! On the flip side, canvas is ultra porous!  Most canvases come primed. But be careful, the canvas may say it’s primed but it must be primed for wet media. There is a massive difference. Refer to my other course lesson for a complete guide to priming for wet media and my secret priming weapon. 

  • Lift - Use risers

  • Soak - Poor alcohol / blending solution generously.  My students’ biggest frustration with alcohol ink painting is the lack of flow.  You may notice little “fingers” developing in your work. Even when working on yupo paper I suggest using more alcohol and blending solution to help the flow.  This is even more crucial when working on canvas. 

  • Color- Prepare to use more color than usual.  Buy large bottles of ink to save money. Dilute your colors in jars to extend their working time. The larger the surface, the more materials you will need. 

  • Move - Assist the paint movement. The porous canvas will soak up liquid, while the yupo paper repels liquid like an umbrella.  Use a hairdryer with an extension cord to reach the entire canvas. Use a sculpting tool and brushes to move the paint around.

I hope this lesson makes your canvas painting process feel easier and as familiar as working with yupo paper.  Remember these five words:

Prime

Lift

Soak

Color

Move

In the comments below, share your biggest frustration with making the yupo to canvas transition. 


Love and Positive Vibes,

Jenna

Xx

Click here to enroll now.  

Alcohol Ink on Canvas - Your Biggest Questions Answered

A four part blog series by Jenna Webb Art, an abstract painter specializing in over sized alcohol ink paintings on canvas 

Part 1

Hey Beautiful Souls,

Jenna here. 

 As you know, I am an abstract painter who specializes in over sized alcohol ink paintings. I especially LOVE working on CANVAS.  I feel so FREE while creating in a meditative state, especially with fluid paint on large canvas. The bigger the better! 

I have received a BOAT LOAD of questions about my painting process for the last few years.

So tell me…

| What are YOUR ink on canvas questions? |

Through tons of practice working on yupo paper and canvas, I’ve developed a formula for success.  

And now I am revealing all of my secret methods in my NEW online course! Alcohol Inks on Canvas.

If you have yet to create ink canvas paintings that you are proud of….

You could be using the wrong materials, or approaching your canvas the wrong way. 

But don’t worry, I can help you paint with more freedom and ease (and save a lot of money, time and tears along the way).  You don’t have to do it the hard way!  Painting should always make you feel zen and magical. 

THAT’S EXACTLY WHY I CREATED THIS COURSE. It’s PACKED with all my best tricks so you can stay connected to your magic and grow as a painter! 



🔮 Click here to watch the course trailer now. 🔮


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.  Click here to learn more. 


Would you like a peek into the course lessons?


Alight. Let’s do it! 


Alcohol Ink on Canvas Course - A Peek At The Lessons

I’ve truly laid all of my secrets on the table which have transformed my own painting process. 🌟 🌠 🔮 I paint with much more freedom now using a process that not only saves me money but makes me feel more confident in my compositions. 

  1. Purchasing Canvas - What To Buy And How To Save Big

  2. How To Prime Canvas For Alcohol Inks + My Secret Weapon Priming Shortcut 

  3. 5 Essential Steps To Beginning A Beautiful Canvas Painting 

  4. The Big Differences In Painting AI Canvas Vs. Yupo Paper - 5 Ways To Close The Gap 

  5. Manipulating Paint On Canvas (Vs Yupo Paper) For Optimal Flow - Rainbow Chakra Painting On 18x24 Inch Canvas, Live Painting Demo

  6. Create Contrast Using Line Work And A Paintbrush - Ocean Ripple Painting On 24x30 Inch Canvas, Live Painting Demo

  7. Advanced Techniques And Secrets For Painting An Oversized Canvas - 30x40 Inch Cosmic Painting, Live Painting Demo

  8. Create A Unified Diptych On Two 18 Inch Round Canvases, Live Painting Demo

  9. Varnishing Canvas Paintings Step By Step

  10. Wire Your Canvas Like A Gallery Artist In 5 Steps! 

  11. How To Save Money On Shipping Canvas Paintings 

  12. Safely Package And Ship Your Canvas Painting With Confidence


Click here: to enroll in the course now or visit https://jennawebbart.kartra.com/page/canvascourse


Love and Positive Vibes,

Jenna

Xx

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