Alcohol Ink on canvas is a fun way to use your alcohol inks besides on scrapbook projects. Or is you use smaller canvas these can become the covers of scrapbooks. Some techniques for applying alcohol ink to canvas are listed below.
Project #1 – Mixed Media Canvas
You will need different colors of alcohol ink, you will want them to be in different colors ranges so they don’t look too much alike. You will need your alcohol inks, gel medium, paints, masks, sponges, crackle medium, metal embellishments, and distressed paper (whatever design that you like).
1. First you will use your gel medium to attach torn pieces of your distressed paper in different locations around your canvas. You will use the gel medium as a glue to attach these pieces and paint more over the top to seal them as well. You can also add some crackle medium to areas to apply alcohol ink to later if you wish.
2. Next you will start building up layers on your canvas. You can use any kind of masks you have to stencil different designs over sections of the canvas. Just use some paint on a sponge and stencil over the mask, be sure to do this in a thin layer. If you get it to think just use a paper towel to absorb some of the excess.
3. Apply alcohol ink to the crackle areas, hold the canvas up and apply to edges allowing it to run. There is no right and wrong way here it is just another layer to your canvas.
4. You can now stamp images over the areas to have covered once they dry for another layer of depth.
5. You can attach embellishments with the gel medium as well if you want to add something specific to your project.
6. From here continue to build layers until you have a covered canvas that suits you.
Once the canvas is covered and dried it can be a piece of artwork it self or you could attach it as a mini album cover.