Alcohol Ink Art
by Lynne Robinson
Welcome to Dragonfly’s Wings – a place where you can find brilliantly colored designs created with alcohol-ink and delight. Please take your time scrolling through my designs and enjoy the color, the intricate mingling of hues, and the designs they find themselves in.
Alcohol-ink is a fascinating medium to work in – affording a myriad of possibilities created by inking tiles, metals, or non-porous paper. What starts out as a blank space ends up somewhere totally different than was originally planned – such is the nature of how the inks blend and dry and create their own world.
I have found great joy in working with the inks in three different ways.
Art For Sale
Tiles come is all kinds of interesting sizes and shapes and once inked, can be used simply as art pieces, beautiful just as is. Or one can use my tiles as trivets, coasters, plant stands, paper weights, or anything your imagination can come up with.
Sizes and shapes vary:
Squares: 2” – 12”
Hexagons: 4” – 6”
Rectangles: 3” x 8” – 10” x 20”
It’s really fun to ink frames to accent the artwork captured inside. Using non-porous paper to create one-of-a kind designs, I then match the design with a complementary frame to create a finished piece.
I also frame tiles by either affixing a tile or a tile grouping to a framed background.
Inks work magic on metal, so my necklaces are vibrant rings of bedazzling color, sometimes going solo on a leather loop to show it off, sometimes stacked 2 or 3 together on a chain or suede circlet.
Create your own necklace or bracelet by choosing washers, charms, and beads that have been inked in a variety of brilliant colors.
About The Artist
Color and design have always been central to the pleasures in my life. Other artists works inspired me to come home and create pieces for the world, for individuals and for my own peace of mind.
I have been many things – teacher, pastoral associate, committee chair, executive director, volunteer – but it is when I can sit with my inks and let them choose themselves for the next piece – it is then that I feel both at my creative best and most at peace.
Art Classes in Elkton / Newark
Classes teaching the basic techniques of alcohol ink are available by appointment for individuals or groups.
Some learn by watching and others by doing. Come do both! I demonstrate a technique and then provide the materials for you to try it yourself.
Each piece tells a different imaginary story. Her pieces need no words to express their magic.
— Jennifer, Mullica Hill, NJ
I’m captivated by Lynne Robinson’s creativity and technique. The amazing blend of colors and interesting patterns produce uniquely beautiful and eye-catching works of art.
— Rosemarie, Pike Creek, DE
Lynne is an enthusiastic teacher, passionate about sharing her love of alcohol ink, and makes her classes educational and fun at the same time.
— Meg, Wilmington, DE