How to Make Beach Painted Rocks with Alcohol Ink

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These easy beach painted rocks created with alcohol ink is a creative way to add that beach vibe touch to your home decor.

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Our guest artist, Rachel LaRayes will be revealing two easy alcohol ink techniques on Santorini stones and how to adhere glitter resin to your beach painted rocks. In this post you will find a Youtube video tutorial and a printable version of the instructions.

WHAT IS ALCOHOL INK?

Alcohol inks are permanent, dye-based pigments that are fast-drying and perfect media for beginners. It’s typically used on non-porous materials such as glass, tile, ceramics’, yupo paper, and metal.

It has a watery consistency and has slight alcohol smell.

Blending solutions are used for diluting the highly pigmented colors and blending the alcohol ink together. It’s also used for cleaning paintbrushes, work areas, and hands because the inks will stain skin and surfaces.

Rachel’s Alcohol Ink painting Tips for Beginners

  • Use 91% or higher Isopropyl Alcohol.
  • Add as many layers as you want.
  • Protect your workspace.
  • Soft bristle brushes work best.
  • You can use acrylic paint on top of alcohol Inks.
ALCOHOL INK SUPPLIES

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Beach Painted rocks Supply List

  • Santorini stones
  • Ohuhu markers (#’s 50, 70 63, 65, 21 and 33)
  • Limino alcohol inks (clover, blue and blueberry)
  • 91% rubbing alcohol
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Small cup (put alcohol in and to elevate stones)
  • Folkart’s extreme glitter (champagne)
  • Gold chunky glitter
  • Mod Podge (glue chunky glitter down)
  • Foil (to protect surface)
  • Plastic sheet
  • resin (to seal final piece)
  • Acrylic paint for lettering

How to Make beach painted rocks with Alcohol ink markers

  1. Prep your area with all supplies.
  2. Rachel used the Ohuhu brand colors in order: #50, #70, and #63 and 65 combined.
  3. Using #50 alcohol ink marker, color an area on a sheet of plastic, dip a soft bristle brush into a cup of alcohol and then on to the colored area on the plastic sheet to begin painting the rock. This is the first step in creating the ocean water color.
  4. Use the #70 (dark blue), using the same process as Step 3, start painting the dark blue next to the teal color on the rock.
  5. Using the colored areas on the palette, start blending the teal and dark blue together. Keep dipping your brush into the alcohol and applying it to the rock at create a look you like.
  6. Combine alcohol ink markers #63 and #65 on your palette and apply the same steps as above. Leave some space the sandy beach area on your stone.
  7. Make the sandy beach area by mixing alcohol ink markers #21 and #33 and apply the same process as in Step 3.
  8. Keep blending until you achieve a look you like. Let it dry.
  9. Use the Folkart’s extreme glitter champagne color to paint over the sandy beach area.

Alcohol Ink Technique #2: Adding Gold Chunky Glitter

  1. Prep your area with all supplies. Rachel used the Limino brand alcohol inks (clover, blue and blueberry)
  2. Drip each color on to your paint palette and painting the stone with clover alcohol ink and go back over it with the alcohol to create a watercolor look.
  3. Keep painting the stone with all the alcohol inks, blending with alcohol.
  4. Make the sandy beach area apply mod podge to glue the gold chunky glitter in place.
  5. Let it dry before using the black acrylic paint for the lettering, Beach Vibes. Dry again.
  6. Apply clear resin over rock, use a handheld kitchen torch to pop the bubbles and let it cure up to 72 hours.
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Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your alcohol ink techniques on these beautiful beach painted rocks with us. Be sure to try Resin Pouring Art on Rocks another fun tutorial by Rachel.

Follow Rachel’s Facebook page at LaRayes Painting, to see all of her beautiful resin art and painted rocks too!

Craving more rock painting ideas? Visit our collection of beginner-friendly rock painting ideas.

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How to Make Beach Painted Rocks with Alcohol Ink

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Easy alcohol ink beach painted rocks tutorial is complete with step-by-step video and printable instructions.

Materials

  • Santorini stones
  • Ohuhu markers (#'s 50, 70 63, 65, 21 and 33)
  • Limino alcohol inks (clover, blue and blueberry)
  • 91% rubbing alcohol
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Small cup (put alcohol in and to elevate stones)
  • Folkart's extreme glitter (champagne)
  • Gold chunky glitter
  • Mod podge (glue chunky glitter down)
  • Foil (to protect surface)
  • Plastic sheet
  • Resin (to seal final piece)
  • Acrylic paint for lettering

Tools

  • Mini Kitchen Torch

Instructions

How to Make Beach Painted Rocks with Alcohol Ink Markers

  1. Prep your area with all supplies.
  2. Rachel used the Ohuhu brand colors in order: #50, #70, and #63 and 65 combined.
  3. Using #50 alcohol ink marker, color an area on a sheet of plastic, dip a soft bristle brush into a cup of alcohol and then on to the colored area on the plastic sheet to begin painting the rock. This is the first step in creating the ocean water color.
  4. Use the #70 (dark blue), using the same process as Step 3, start painting the dark blue next to the teal color on the rock.
  5. Using the colored areas on the palette, start blending the teal and dark blue together. Keep dipping your brush into the alcohol and applying it to the rock at create a look you like.
  6. Combine alcohol ink marker #63 and #65 on your palette and apply the same steps as above. Leave some space the sandy beach area on your stone.
  7. Make the sandy beach area by mixing alcohol ink markers #21 and #33 and apply the same process as in Step 3.
  8. Keep blending until you achieve a look you like. Let it dry.
  9. Use the Folkart’s extreme glitter champagne color to paint over the sandy beach area.

How to Make Beach Painted Rocks with Alcohol Ink with Gold Glitter Resin

  1. Prep your area with all supplies. Rachel used the Limino brand alcohol inks (clover, blue and blueberry)
  2. Drip each color on to your paint palette and painting the stone with clover alcohol ink and go back over it with the alcohol to create a watercolor look.
  3. Keep painting the stone with all the alcohol inks, blending with alcohol.
  4. Make the sandy beach area apply Mod Podge to glue the gold chunky glitter in place.
  5. Let it dry before using the black acrylic paint for the lettering, Beach Vibes. Dry again.
  6. Apply clear resin over rock, use a handheld kitchen torch to pop the bubbles and let it cure up to 72 hours.

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