Feeling so much art inspiration lately, I simply had to break out the alcohol inks and do something about it!

These are the first three alcohol ink collage pieces I’ve made in years! I had to reacquaint myself with the inks, which took a while, but I had such a lovely time playing with them.

“Terrestrial Planets” Alcohol ink collage on Yupo, 5” x 3” by Krystyn Hartman

I’d forgotten how much I enjoy collage; something about combining different shapes, textures, colors that is simply fascinating, and therapeutic of course, the sorting, grouping, and such. I use a lot of metallic alcohol inks in them, but its hard to tell in the photos. The browns and whites in the photos are actually gold/copper and pearl/silver.

“Shallow Seas” Alcohol ink collage on Yupo, 4” x 3” by Krystyn Hartman

I should’ve taken a picture of the blue one with the shell raised; there is a faux gemstone underneath it. Silly to put something hidden in it, but seemed like the obvious thing to do! If I think about it later I’ll add a photo of it raised. I like putting “things” on my little collages.

“Librarian Glasses” Alcohol ink collage on Yupo, 4.5”x3.25” by Krystyn Hartman

The urge to break out the art apron came from spending too much time in the Palisade art galleries late this week!


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