Sunset Scene with Alcohol Markers

I guess you can tell by yesterday’s and now today’s posts that I played with alcohol inks over the weekend! The twist though today’s projects is a sunset scene done with alcohol markers!   99% isopropyl alcohol is hard to find these days, and alcohol blending solution has to be ordered. So a lot of alcohol ink artists are turning to other mediums,or using their alcohol ink markers! Using the markers means you use very little, if any alcohol or blending solution. You also get a unique look! For this sunset scene with alcohol ink markers, I followed a video tutorial by Vera Worthington. She is an alcohol ink artists, and a member of the Alcohol Ink Art Community. Below is her video.


Isn’t that amazing? I just love how it turned out. Like most art pieces, at one point you’re thinking ‘this is a hot mess’ – but keep going, and voila! A masterpiece!


Mine is of course a bit different from Vera’s piece. First, I didn’t have a smaller tile, and didn’t want to use a big 6″ x 6″ tile that I do have. So, I cut a piece of Yupo to 3″ x 5 1/2″.  I used a variety of brands of alcohol markers. The only non-marker I used was for the blue; I didn’t have one that I was happy with, so I used Ranger Cobalt alcohol ink, and applied it with a small brush.

Sunset Scene with Alcohol Markers

The markers I chose are: Stampin’ Up! Blends – Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie & Dark Smoky Slate; Copic – Lipstick Red, Black; Sharpie – 8mm black.

After creating the sunset scene, put some 99% isopropyl alcohol into a Mini Mister. Lightly spray the panel, the create the textured look. To create the sun, use the Alcohol Ink Blending Pen (filled with blending solution) to lift the ink. The black Sharpie pen is used to draw in the 3 birds.

I’m still not too sure about the blue areas of sky; I may go back and add some dark gray on top, to ‘tone’ them down a bit. What do you think?


If you give this a try, please be sure to give Vera Worthington a shout out; at least ‘like’ her video, maybe leave a comment. Making videos is a time consuming process, so it’s always nice to acknowledge the effort, as well as the sharing.  And please – leave me a comment, and let me know what you think! Will you be creating a sunset scene with your alcohol markers?

Sunset Scene with Alcohol Ink Markers

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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