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How to paint on stone paper with acrylics and alcohol based inks

I like to try new painting surfaces, and wanted to experiment on Terraskin Stone Paper. You can buy that paper in sketchbooks or in individual sheets, at first view, it looks quite similar to yupo paper, although a bit heavier.

You might also like: An alternative to yupo paper: Painting a still life

From the Terraskin website:

  • TerraSkin is a combination of mineral powder (>75%) and a small quantity (<25%) of non-toxic resin combined to create an environmentally friendly paper.

If you are working on a large individual sheet, start by cutting the paper to a size a bit bigger than what you want you final painting to be. That way you will have a bit of extra space on the sides.

Then you can start working on an abstract background.

I used regular fluid acrylics and pinata alcohol based inks.

To see this painting technique in details you can look at: Painting flowers in mixed media from imagination

alcohol based inks on stone paper
ink on terraskin paper

Pinata alcohol based inks

The inks are forming beautiful textures on the paper.

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Jacquard Piñata Colors

Jacquard Piñata Color line is a highly saturated, acid-free, transparent colors. These alcohol-based paints are indelible, and moisture-resistant when dry. For use on almost any clean surface including leather, glass, paper, plastic, metal, vinyl and more. – Piñata Colors Exciter Pack

acrylic inks on stone paper

Leave everything to dry before going to the next stages.

outline shapes before negative painting

Then you can start looking for shapes and outlining them.

acrylic paint on stone paper
glazing with acrylic paint

Painting the negative space with white acrylic

If you want to you can add multiple layers of semi transparent paint and patterns to add complexity to your design.

acrylic diluted in water

Some of the layers can be acrylic diluted in water

beautiful visual textures on TerraSkin
sharpie white marker on paintings
dipping pen and ink to add designs

You can also use white art sharpie markers to add designs

Or a dipping pen and

white fluid acrylic ink
In Victoria: Acrylic and mixed media on stone paper.

White fluid acrylic

The finished painting: In Victoria: Acrylic and mixed media on stone paper.

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