How I turn ink into paint – How To With Jowilna

I love my inks and have been working with Tsukineko inks for over 20 years. I remember my first ink pad was a VersaMagic in a creamy brown. I still have it in my stash. So saying that I love my inks is actually an understatement. But how do I make them more versatile and justify owning a few more than what I really really need. Well I turn them into more than just an ink.

Today I am sharing how I turn ink into paint using my favourite All Purpose Ink.

  • Step 1

    Pick your favourite All Purpose Ink and some gesso. I used the Anna Griffin Gesso alongside Ultramarine blue All Purpose Ink.

  • Turn Ink Into Paint - Step 1

  • Step 2

    Add a small amount of gesso to your craft sheet and then add 2 drops of All Purpose Ink.

  • Turn Ink Into Paint - Step 2

  • Step 3

    Mix the ink into the gesso really well. Now because of the white of the gesso the ink colour will lighten, and that suits me fine, because now I have this amazing blue paint perfect to do the job at hand.

  • Turn Ink Into Paint - Step 3

  • Step 4

    You can use your palette knife to spread the paint over a background cardstock.

  • Turn Ink Into Paint - Step 4

  • Step 5

    Or use it with a large paintbrush and paint a wooden frame. I coated my frame in two layers and left it to dry. Once dry I gave it a light sanding to distress the edges. Now my frame is ready to be turned into a work of art.

  • Turn Ink Into Paint - Step 5

TIP: If you don’t have gesso on hand, you can also use an acrylic paint and even chalk paint will work perfectly. Now all you need to do is pick your favourite All Purpose Ink to do the job.


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Jowilna Nolte

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