An introduction to fluid artwork with Alcohol Inks

Date Posted:27 February 2024 

Alcohol inks are truly a unique medium to get creative with! They create mesmerising results, are super vibrant and so much fun to experiment with! If you've been wanting to give this fantastic medium a go, keep reading! In this blog we're going over our range and everything you need to start creating your own amazing alcohol ink artworks!

Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks
Pinata Colours are a heavily saturated and fast-drying alcohol ink for application on a variety of non-porous surfaces, such as glass, metal, plastics and ceramics. These inks are indelible and not affected by water once dry. Pinata alcohol inks are cleaned up with alcohol and you are able to re-wet them with alcohol which in turn allows you to create some super unique fluid effects! Pinata Inks are dye-based and highly transparent. The outstanding adhesive properties of this ink teamed up with the extremely lightfast dyes used in each colour make it the ideal choice for fluid art on non-porous surfaces.


Couture Creations Alcohol Inks
Couture Creations Alcohol Inks are a permanent, translucent, and fast-drying dye ink designed to create brilliant effects on a variety of surfaces such as glossy paper, Yupo paper, glass, metal and more. Available in a range of vivid colours and finishes, these Couture Creations Alcohol Inks are the ideal way to create bright and polished effects, vibrant backgrounds and colourful elements on a plethora of non-porous surfaces. Alcohol Inks can be used in a variety of projects, from creating stunning free-flowing techniques or using the inks in mixed media projects such as fabric dying, jewellery making, prints, stamps and on furniture. Couture Creations Alcohol Inks come in a variety of beautiful finishes and tones, including Fluoro, Glitter, Metallic and Pearl. 


Yupo Paper

With its own unique texture and lustre, Yupo paper is quite different from that of traditional paper and gives a distinctive stunning look to your works. It is made of 100% synthetic polypropylene and is waterproof, stain-resistant and very durable. Yupo is characterised by its super smooth and plastic surface that holds ink with precision. It is the support of choice for artists working with alcohol inks, as you can get interesting effects on this smooth polypropylene-based material. It’s also recyclable! 

1. Art Spectrum Yupo Paper Pad A4 200gsm 10 Sheets

2. Art Spectrum Yupo Paper Pad A4 410gsm 10 Sheets

3. Art Spectrum Yupo Paper Pad A4 Translucent 85gsm 10 Sheets

4.  Art Spectrum Yupo Paper Pad A4 158gsm 10 Sheets

5. Art Spectrum Matt Black Synthetic Paper Pad A4 230gsm 10 Sheets

All also available in A3 sizes!



1. Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink 118ml - Clean-up Solution
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Clean-Up Solution is specially formulated for prepping your painting surfaces before painting ensuring it is clean and rid of any dirt and dust, as well as giving your brushes a deep clean after use. Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink has been specially made for use with Pinata Coloured Inks and is the only solution that can be used to clean Pinata Coloured Inks. Available in 118ml and 28ml bottles. 


2. Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink - Clear Extender
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Clear Extender is specially formulated to use in conjunction with Pinata Alcohol Inks to improve flow and extend colours. Available in 118ml and 28ml bottles.


3. Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Blending Solution 50ml
This alcohol ink blending solution can be used to lighten, blend and even remove alcohol ink dye colours, as well as cleaning tools and accessories. This is the perfect addition to your Couture Creations Alcohol Ink collection to create brilliant and beautiful effects. Also available in 30ml 


4. Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Turbo Spray Bottle 100ml - w/ Directional Heavy Duty Nozzle
Designed for use with Alcohol Inks, this Turbo Spray Bottle with Directional Heavy-Duty Nozzle holds up to 100ml of Liquid. A fantastic addition to your Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Collection. 


5. Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Blending Tips - Fine Point 50pc
Great for precision colouring and effects, the Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Blending Tips are a new way to blend your alcohol ink masterpieces! These blending tips are fine-tipped and measure 88mm in length, perfect for fine detail and sweeping brush strokes. Contains 50 fine-point blending tips.


6. Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Blower Tool
Create incredible ink artwork with this premium quality Couture Creations Alcohol Ink Blower Tool. The metal tip makes it perfect for use with alcohol inks, allowing you to blow air onto the ink and blending solution, creating stunning movements and effects. It also doubles as a cleaning tool - you can use it to blow away dust from your creative masterpiece or arts and craft station. 



Krylon Spray - Kamar Varnish Spray 311g
Krylon Spray Kamar Varnish can be used to provide a clear, long-lasting protective coat for alcohol ink works, alongside oil, acrylic and other water-based mediums. The synthetic acrylic formulation of this varnish has been designed to protect like traditional damar varnish without impurities, and therefore will not yellow over time. It dries to the touch in 15 minutes and is fully dry in 2 hours.


Krylon Spray - UV Archival Gloss Varnish 311g

Made with Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and UV Absorber (UVA), UV Archival Gloss Varnish provides maximum UV protection for your pieces. Its advanced non-yellowing formula protects against fading, dirt, moisture and discolouration.


For a bit of further reading, check out our other blogs on alcohol ink: Brand Spotlight - Couture Creations, A Guide to Pinata Alcohol Inks and How to Apply Alcohol Inks to Canvas


If you have any questions please leave us a comment or send an email to and our friendly team of artists will do their best to support you! Don't forget to show us your creation by tagging us on Instagram @artshedonline


Happy creating!




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