Ink Your Heart Out

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Make an alcohol ink heart for your valentine! Create abstract effects by dripping and splattering Jacquard Piñata Inks on Yupo Watercolor Paper for a truly unique gift.

Instructions

1. Sketch a large heart on Yupo paper in vertical orientation.

STEP 2

2. Pour Claro Extender into a small container with a lid and set aside. This will be used liberally to combine with the ink and create washes.

STEP 3

3. Add 3–5 drops of Passion Purple ink around the edges of the heart, then add 2 drops of Claro Extender inside each color ring.

STEP 4

4. Repeat Step 3, but use Senorita Magenta ink and place the drops inside the heart.

STEP 5

5. Add 8–10 drops of Blanco Blanco ink inside and all around the heart, then add 2 drops of Claro Extender inside each color ring.

STEP 6

6. Rigorously shake the Rich Gold ink before each application. Place several drops in and around the heart, then add 2 drops of Claro Extender inside each color ring.

STEP 7

7. Use a paint brush and additional Claro Extender to blur edges of color rings where the color pools in darker areas.

STEP 8

8. Create washes by applying additional extender with a paint brush. Continually draw over the heart shape sketch to maintain the shape as you work.

STEP 9

9. Tap the brush on the edge of your hand to create splatter effects. Keep the brush close to the paper for best results.

STEP 1