Creative Alcohol Ink Dragonfly Painting Steps Dots and Fun!
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Creative Alcohol Ink Dragonfly Painting Steps Dots and Fun!

Create a Whimsical Dragonfly painting on Yupo Paper. Get creative and have fun creating art using Alcohol Inks.
4.6 (99 ratings)
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429 students enrolled
Created by Kellie Chasse
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $27.99 Original price: $39.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand how inks work and how to use them to create a whimsy Dragonfly painting.
  • Learn about Alcohol Ink and Yupo paper.
  • Make perfect circles/dots with Inks
  • Mix colors wet in wet
  • How to professionally frame your painting.
  • Print off Materials PDF list for basic supplies needed for this course.

Create 2 different scenes of a Whimsical Dragofly painting using Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Alcohol Ink is an amazing art medium that is just now beginning to be noticed! In this course you will learn what Alcohol Inks are and how I use them step by step to create 2 different styles of Dragonfly's on Yupo paper!

This is a beginner art course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Alcohol Ink. I'll take you through the 2 painting styles of Dragonfly paintings step by step. 

We will cover in this course: 

1. Materials needed to create the Dragonfly Scenes. 

2. How prepare your Yupo paper.

3. How use a wet in wet background technique to create a smooth background. 

4. How to layer inks to make dots and using a brush for a small details. 

5. How to seal the paintings.

 Plus 2 BONUS Sections

6. Displays options for tiles 

7. How to professionally frame your paintings. 

I hope you find this course a 5 STAR REVIEW, and if not please let me know what I can do to improve to make it a better course. 

Please note that Udemy may ask for you to review the course at any point. If you have not yet completed the course you may simply skip the review process until the end. :)  

IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. You can use #kcfacourse to post your work on social media so we can all see you work!

Happy Painting!


Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginner Alcohol Ink painters or crafty folks looking to create fun Whimsical painting.
  • This course is not about academics, or color theory, but more about the creative journey.
  • My classes are all based on a painting scene and how to create that. During my courses you will learn different techniques to create those scenes.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:16:07
+ Introduction to the Dragonfly Art Course
10 lectures 31:33

Meet Kellie and see what your completed art project will look like.  I love seeing the completed works, so if you like to share your work at the end with the class that would be great.  :-) 

Preview 01:28

Kellie Chasse will go over all the materials needed to complete your dragonfly alcohol ink course.  Please feel free to ask any questions about supplies in the course. Alcohol Inks are a Dye and were meant for Crafts not fine art; they are NOT lightfast, therefore UV Rays and Direct sunlight may fade colors.

Preview 06:20

We will begin by prepping our paper and work space to begin our alcohol painting of the dragonfly.  

Taping down Yupo Paper

Ready to begin painting the background.  

Dragonfly Background

Time to bring our dragonfly to life on our alcohol ink yupo paper.  

Dragonfly Shape

Now we can do some more work on our dragonfly.

Dragonfly Wings

We really start having some fun now.  Perfect area to add your own flare if you wish.  

Dragonfly Creating Dots and Background Patterns

I will show you how to make some changes and being more creative with your dragonfly.  Alcohol inks give us a lot of flexibility in our art projects.

Dragonfly Changes

Time for the final details and we are done.  

Dragonfly Final Details
+ Damselfly
9 lectures 44:34

We will not do a Damselfly.  Refer back to the video that shows you how to setup your paper if you need to before we start this next alcohol ink project.  


We will now paint our Damselfly.


Painting a second Damselfly into our alcohol ink painting.  You can paint as many into your piece or art as you want and use the colors you love.  


Learn about a few different display options for your Alcohol Ink Tiles. 

I have found a new resource for some Aftosa products since they have gone out of business.

They were purchased by a company called Clay Planet. I spoke with a rep from the company based in California US, they plan to continue to offer some of the products that Aftosa sold. (Next Lecture) 

UPDATE: Aftosa has gone out of business!

Another supplier that I've found that has some really fun porcelain ornaments is Maryland China. I'll link both of these in the resource link for you.

New Resource for Tile Boxes, Frames, and Ornaments.

Sealing your inks is important for longer life of your art.  I will go over how I seal my own art to protect them for many years of viewing.  

Preview 02:41

In this section I show how to professionally frame a watercolor painting. You can do the same process with your Alcohol Ink paintings once they have been sealed. Just make sure your painting does not touch the glass, usually your mat will be deep enough to keep the painting from touching the glass.

Framing Art

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