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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Ink Pour Abstract Paintings

Created on October 31, 2019 by Mario82

Abstract paintings made from alcohol inks.

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1 session; 60 minutes per session

Students will create abstract paintings using alcohol inks.

1. Yupo Paper (a cheaper alternative is glossy photo paper)

2. Alchohol inks (such as Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink)

3. Isopropyl Alcohol 91%

4. Eye droppers

5. Drinking straws (blow dryer works as well)

6. Small cups

7. Paper towels

8. Masking tape

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

1. This project is pretty simple. Apply the ink and the isopropyl alcohol to the paper. With the straw blow the ink around to where you want it to go. Keep doing this until you are satisfied with your painting. There is no wrong way to do this. Try different methods to see what you prefer. For example you could add the isopropyl alcohol to the paper before you add the ink or vice versa.

Here's a video of someone creating a alcohol ink painting.


For clean borders or to contain the ink inside a shape, apply masking tape to the paper before you start adding ink.

Abstract Art

Ink, Painting