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Reversible “fire and Ice” pendant.

5 Dec , 2017,
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Many of our mini masterpiece pendants and earrings are interchangeable or reversible. Thereby making their value and fun factor even greater!

Buy this reversible pendant now for just 18 or join us for class and make your own.   Inkingly Yours Workshops and Alcohol inks classes are held at a variety of locations throughout mid-south Orange County, CA.



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Holly Willner

Alcohol Ink workshops by Holly Willner

2 Jul , 2017,
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Inkingly YOurs alcohol ink art workshops in orange county
Alcohol Ink workshops by Holly Willner


Just a few students after Alcohol Ink workshops offered by Alcohol Ink artist, Holly Willner.

Alcohol ink beginner Students come away with 2-3 finished works on specialty papers, and art tiles, either glass or ceramic. they are introduced to the highly dynamic nature and magical moodiness of this sophomore art medium alcohol inks.   A relative baby in the  fine arts world, alcohol inks grew up out of the rubber stamping industry.  A bit like water color in translucency, but with a more permanent adhesion on slick surfaces like tile, glass, or glossy papers, acrylic and plastics.

Holly provides in-home party -style instruction at your home or hers,in Orange County , California.  Holly’s background is varied , but she’s has accumulated experience in a variety of mediums in art and craft.  Shes an accomplished acrylics artist focused on children’s and landscape, shes spent over 10 years as a professional crafter, creator of one -of-a-kind collage jewelry, furnishings, upcycled goods, artwear clothing, and angelic  floral & calligraphic creations.   She also spent some years in stamping/papercrafting industry as a designer, photo stylist and marketing director for a manufacturer/publisher Stampington & Co.  She worked part time in her own  craft manufacturing business while at home with young children and provided eemo services and sampling services to tradeshow vendors and manufacturers.  Her recent travels to peru, allowed her time to rekindle her love of art and discover alcohol inks… it was love at first sight.

When teaching her “Inkingly Yours” Alcohol Ink workshops she is often accompanied by fellow artisan, instructor and handyman, Bob Fletcher, the bit more animated half of the highly creative duo, also known as the GYPSY and The JESTER.

Learn more about Orange County Alcohol Ink workshops with Holly Winn Willner.  or call 888 626 2WIN .


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Beyond the Blues by Holly WIllner 2016

Been a while …new abstract alcohol ink art from Holly

1 Jul , 2017,
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Beyond the Blues by Holly WIllner 2016

Beyond the Blues by Holly Willner 2016

“Beyond the Blues” commissioned alcohol ink art by Holly W Willner,  2016.

Prints of this vibrant, abstract alcohol ink art – and fan-favorite – are now hanging in at least 2 bathrooms, and gracing several pillows!  I’m pleased to have one calming me and making me happy simultaneously from the corner of on my workbench as well.   I’m way s behind sharing my art, in part because I’m juggling plenty these days and doing alcohol ink art workshops.  The workshops/classes have been well received and folks are having lots of fun… many of whom are new willing victims addicted of kooky, wild unruly medium.  I am continuing to paint/ink with my new beau … happily back in my beloved Orange County, in sunny So Cal…. and yes, also grateful to be far BEYOND the BLUES.



Lisa M Grogan Snowcap

Using Ranger Snow Cap with Alcohol Inks

24 Jun , 2016,
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fuschias on acrylic wtrmrk HW

Since I started painting with alcohol inks, following Facebook groups on painting with alcohol inks and using Ranger Snow Cap,  I’ve seen some remarkable artwork! Just when I think I am getting the hang of this wild and wonderful medium, I see such superior works that I just want to give up, but ultimately make me realize I’ve simply got a lot of learning and practicing to do. (oh, the fun we will have!)   And I need to acknowledge, as in any endeavor, we all have different styles and levels, all wonderous unto themselves.   I love the supportive groups, for critiques and uplifting moral support.

The three art groups I have joined focus on alcohol inks and water colors, but we are discovering new substrates, encaustic wax, and ways to make our own inks and alcohol ink mixatives. We get exciting results with variations such as metallic blends and Adirondack Snow Cap, an opaque white ink mixative by Ranger.

Below I am showing the work of some friends as well as my own, to show the potential of this art form.  But I also intend to share how I have made some of my creations in alcohol ink with snow cap.

Maybe you’ve seen some of my earlier works in alcohol inks,  (see more on or AI techniques page and how to make your own alcohol inks)  But I’m just getting started using Ranger Snow Cap, so rather than tell you my experience, as I usually do, let me share some of my experienced friends’ works.

Some AI artist love working on ceramic tile others on a slick synthetic paper called YUPO,  while others still experiment on everything from glass to freezer paper, all seeking that perfectly smooth surface where alcohol inks blend and swirl so fluidly and addictively you’ll wonder if you are in some heavenly dreamscape with Robin Williams.

So the beauty of working with mixatives, like Snow Cap is that they aren’t translucent like the inks, they are richer and thicker, and in the case of Snow Cap, quite opaque, so they are ideal for darker surfaces, such as black tile or dark glossy card stock. But when you dilute them with a blending solution, or mix with straight alcohol or other colors, the effects can be angelic, billowy and radiant.   The tiniest bit of mixative goes a long way in softening colors, adding sheen or light. Enjoy these few examples and descriptions of using Ranger Snow cap with alcohol ink paintings. then have fun trying it on your own.

Artist credits and instructions

Erin Barrett Joslyn – Erin uses a lot of Ranger Snowcap In her applications, and especially likes combining Snow Cap with blue for water or sky. It flows more slowly because  it’s a thicker/heavier ink, so needs more working and some blending for more flow. The light speckles here are not Snowcap – but created by flicking a toothbrush bristles dipped in alcohol at the tile.

 Deb Moynihan Lestenkof   Opaque white flower on black.  Thicker application of Snowcap, blown to spread and soften edges with canned air.

Jody Myers  Translucent White floral on black.  Snow Cap can be tricky to use. I found the key is to use it sparingly with rubbing alcohol and canned air to get a better flow and movement. Don’t over spray with the canned air or you lose the light flowing affect. See more from  Crafty Canucks – Jodi Myers

Paula Knudsen Gilbert  Feathers created using Ranger Show Cap on black. Applicator is simply a folded paper towel. Paula notes that Bounty towels make for unique pattern and finer lines. The white and aqua feather uses just a hint of color with alcohol inks after the Snow Cap dries.

Lisa Meldrum Grogan,  Featured AI artist with her HOLLYHOCKS, tissue like flowers. Soft overlay of white snowcap onto AI background, with each layer lightly blown to create wavy edges, petal after glorious petal.

Andrea Voykin Patton, Dove midflight.  Alcohol ink on a ceramic tile . I mixed alcohol ink blending solution with the snowcap to thin it out. Sky is blended Alcohol ink, as well the the pink tinted clouds.  Snowcap was applied to details of the dove. Facebook A-Patton-Fine-Art

For further Snow Cap and alcohol ink instruction you might like to join me in Orange County, CA.  Follow me on Facebook at @InkinglyYours to learn about alcohol ink classes and workshops.  Also broader art/lifestyle focus at:  @HollyArtistAuthor  Or take the self paced online course by Kellie McQuade Chasse.  NOW on SALE!  Kellie has been using AI for over 5 years and is currently the featured artist at the Portland, Maine airport. See previews and details about Kellie’s classes on You Tube.



Buy yourself some YUPO and some inks, set your imagination on fire.  

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alcohol ink flower pendants, abstract art, and wearable cabachons

Day 16, 21 Handpainted Alcohol ink Flower Pendants

28 May , 2016,
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Okay, we are combining #16, 21 since they re similar in function, design.

These are both handpainted alcohol ink pendants, made while I was deep into my #afloweraday campaign for my Winns Wellness Mission, for my (since passed on) brother. Please read earlier posts for the whole story.

# 16 lilac pendant on acrylic. small wire ready for jump ring sandwiched between two stick back plastic/acrylic circles. Lightweight and dimensional , this one brings the light in nicely. One of a kind alcohol ink flower pendant only  $12.95

#21 Glass pendant painted with alcohol inks. I guess without knowing this IS a flower, it does look a bit like a birds eye view of an apple, as one follower mentioned.

One of a kind alcohol ink flower pendant only, $14.50

paypal Moxxee @  please indicate the corresponding numberof the alcohol ink flower pendant. Thank you.

day11 flowers purple rose, purple rose

#11 A flower a day

27 May , 2016,
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#1 1 of A Flower a Day, Winns Wellness Mission

We are behind on posting and sharing the 25 floral-focused images painted to cheer and offer tribute to my brother in what turned out to be his last days. Once I was able to return to the US to be with family, thing got a bit crazy, with long days at the hospital plus approx 2-3 hours driving most days to Cedars Sinai in LA from South Orange County.   I definitely got behind on my painting, nevermind my postings. Inspiration and cheer was tough to muster as I watched my brother, once bigger than life and braver than most, slowly and painfully wilt away.  Regardless of my fatigue or his state, I’d made a promise to myself and him that I would give a flower for everyday that he lay there.. until he came home, but home was NOT to be IN his lovely Bakersfield ranch style, but home to our heavenly father instead.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4.7


This is another alcohol ink on Yupo paper approx 4×6.

Purple roses, one of our dad’s favorites.

Winn Wellness Series

Day 5, 6 of a flower a day

26 Apr , 2016,
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Winn Wellness Series

Day 5 contribution to my brother Bruce… committed to #paintingandprayer sending a flower a a day (#afloweraday) til he’s home to stay!  Thanks for your support. see more on our initial post and previous “days”.   Please see our shop for a cause  page for purchase and donation options, as well as required legal disclosures.

2×9″ on Yupo paper. HWillner “Pams Perfect Garden”. In dedication to my dear sister in law,  who’s tirelessly cared for my brother through the many years, hundreds of Drs appts, dozens of hospital stays, home care and beyond.

orig (N/A) digital copies, and complementing  triptychs available.  pls inquire or visit our shop for a cause page.  Where you will find a variety of ways to apply the digital art form mugs to mouse pads, totes to t-shirts or simply on canvas All digital art is sent promptly via email, w/o watermark, personal usage rights only.  *Also see Canvas on Demand (official affiliate ad) on side column.  

Thanks for your support. Donations, purchases and any affiliate earnings help with the wellness fight and family flights, as well as continued art therapy.


Day 6 – “Wild Roses” 2×9″ alcohol ink.  Ask about matching triptychs. orig and hi res digital copies available.  HWillner 2016

Day 6 Wild Roses alcohol inks 2x9 HWillner 2016

day 4 WINNS WELLNESS camapgin. @af;ower a day til youre home to stay. Alcohol ink art by Holly Willner

Belief is imagination set free in the winds

23 Apr , 2016,
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My Day 4 submission for Winns Wellness mission ‪#‎afloweraday‬ for my brother Bruce. I cant decide if these are exotic irises, orchids or daffodils… maybe I need not decide.. that is after all the beauty of art, of impressionistic style painting.  It need not be perfect, we must use our imagination to see what we want to and need to see.

“It is the power of imagination that gets us where we want to be, whether it be a better state of being, sheer escape or a success goal, we cannot get there without belief, and imagination is belief set free in the winds!” HWW

Thanks for visiting our new site, 

See earlier posts to learn more, and see all images in this series.  Day 1 -4 images are now available for purchase you will find resources on our shop for a cause page. You may wish to apply them to canvas, gift, decor and soft goods, from mugs to mouse pads, totes to t-shirts. Originals are not available at this time, but some will be shortly.   Thanks for your prayers and support for the family on both continents. Enjoy! ‪#‎paintingandprayer‬ ‪#‎wellnesswishes‬

dark daisy aka Dark Daysey - never give up

DARK DAYSey – Never Give Up

22 Apr , 2016,
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(re) Titled “DARK DAYSey – Never Give Up”

Day 3 ‪#‎afloweraday‬ ‪#‎paintingandprayer‬ 3rd in what I hope to be short series until my brother Bruce is out of the hospital.

I was trying a new (reuse) surface, which absorbs more then the YUPO, but still gives freedom flow .. while my original plan was thwarted by the Alc Ink’s own will, and I was very discouraged.. it got muddy and turned into a large dark blob, but I didn’t give up as I am learning in Alcohol Ink painting, mistakes can be undone and challenges overcome with determination and new vision.  As I, and my family manage grief, pain and fear, my colors and mood are not so cheery.. but end result was worthy.  After much reworking and layering this little ugly duckling rose to the occasion, and came out quite nice, I think.  It carries a simple message that even in dark days we cannot give up. We have not given up, can not and will not, even though the Drs have more than once, only to be surprised at his renewed strength, aided by natural supplements I recommended,  juicing and love of his his sweet wife and immuno therapy. Bruce has overcome all odds before and we must all believe he will again. Prayers, shares and support appreciated for Bruce Winn

Should you see any in the series you like please and want to buy the originals, let me know. The first 3 alcohol ink paintings are now available for sale in digital format to help support the family on both continents. Please visit our temporary shop for a cause page.  

More items for sale will soon be offered for fundraising, unique eclectic bracelets, one of kind UPcycled pendants, AI painted pendants adorned with real Peruvian silver and more art… always more art.  Thank for your support, and return visits and shares as we build out the site.

UPDATE > We have approximately 25 images in the Winn Wellness Series now, most of them still for sale. Will post a gallery as soon as I catch my breath. I was able to get home to spend time with the family during my brother last days. Grateful for those who helped get me home and help with lodging,food and gas via with purchases and donations.  Thanks for your continued support of my art and creative writing… I know it would make him proud.  

Day1 "Wellness Whimsy". a flower a day until the cancer goes away.

A Flower a Day – Life Saving Mission

20 Apr , 2016,
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“Day One Wellness Whimsy” for Bruce Day1 "Wellness Whimsy". a flower a day until the cancer goes away.

I’M ON A MISSION and you can help.
My brother has been fighting for many months, and now again with all his might, to overcome the many issues left behind from being over-radiated in his cancer treatment.  He has been in the hospital as many months on as and off in the last year and half na endured more than one person should bear, but hes miraculously As I write this its been 2 more weeks now in cedar Sinai, and 3 more unexpected surgeries, with mixed results, and complications. He is not out of the woods yet.
Being a half a world away, I feel terrible that I cannot help the family more more and to hold his sweet hand. I will paint flowers and send them digitally to my brother every day until he gets out of the hospital. Its pittance, I know, but I hope several things may come of it >

1. The bright colors will make him smile, albeit it briefly, between lucidity and sedation.
2. I dedicate them to him, which will tell him I am thinking about him and praying for him everyday.
3. it will make him proud of me, and he will see our dear, creative father’s hand in my works as well.
4. These little paintings, handcrafts, gifts and poems I’m creating may be the means for me to earn a ticket back to see him and the rest of my family, soon… and with the grace of God, maybe more.
If you see one you like the or want one of my items, as I post, please let me know ASAP, and consider a donation in kind.
I will turn these works and more into prints and pendants, and other wares, and will soon post them on a new ETSY shop, and probably Smug Mug, for the world to enjoy as well.
Thank you for your visit, and for your kindness to support a budding artist -also a melanoma survivor – and a recovering hero, my big brother.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank


Day 2  newly named “Untamed Sweetness

blue pinks purples in Alcohol ink painting 6×9 on Yupo paper. HWillner

1st 3 images are now for sale as personal use digitals on our shop for a cause page, you’ll find resources to enjoy them on mugs, mousepads, canvas prints to glossies, t-shirts to totes! again thank you for your support.

alcohol ink "untamed sweetness" by Holly Willner. Pleas inquire for hi res digital art or originals for sale to fund the Winn family