Are you looking for an easy and relaxing way to learn a variety of techniques using alcohol inks? Could you use a new way to create colorful and whimsical pieces that you can use as gifts, decorate your home, or start your own small craft business? All of this is possible when you learn a few new tips and tricks from our very own Carol Shelkin and her latest course here at Create Arts Online.
Carol has over 40 years of experience as an art instructor in a variety of mediums. Alcohol inks are one of her favorite media due to the variety of colors, their versatility, and the substrates they can be created on.
In this course Carol starts with a very thorough powerpoint presentation where she shares in-depth a step-by-step process from introducing the inks all the way to completing a few different projects. This presentation includes many different material choices in addition to the PDF that is downloadable from this course. After the presentation Carol demonstrates in real time a few ways to create with the alcohol inks.
Carol has an exclusive technique she started creating many years ago that became a huge hit in her live workshops: it is the use of tempered “crash” glass on top of her alcohol ink creations. In this course Carol walks you through the method for creating this type of tempered glass project.
This course comes with a PDF for download with a suggested list of the tools, materials, and resources so you can get started.
Carol Shelkin, a visual artist is creating contemporary, fine art, original and intricate mosaic designs that eminent care and attention to detail with hand cut, high quality stained glass and other glass materials.
Taking to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon, she started attending Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia at seven years old. It was made clear at a young age that her life would be centered on her passion for art.
She continued her artistic direction with studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied under mosaic masters in Ravenna, Italy. Before becoming a full time artist and instructor, she owned a successful arts nursery school/child care program.
Carol accepts week long and weekend workshops, commissions and creates one-of-a-kind works of art that are displayed in galleries, community centers, libraries, commercial and residential settings. She works with the clients to form a partnership to help make their visions into a work of art. She also offers workshops and tours as far as Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain, to name a few with Worldwide Mosaic Art Workshops and Tours.
Carol received several grants from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Upper Darby Arts and chosen to receive the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship for continued education from The Society of American Mosaic Artists. She is a Founding Member and past President of The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.
Carol finds a very eclectic approach to surface design, placing glass where she, as a painter naturally places paint.
StartIntro and Personal Interview with Carol and Tami (5:25)
StartPower Point Presentation with Carol (38:41)
StartPDF for Download. Tools, Materials, and Resources
StartIntro to Materials (4:03)
StartAlcohol Inks and Paper (7:05)
StartHow to Decorate Glassware (10:15)
StartInks on Ceramic Tiles (3:35)
StartHow to Create with Inks on a Board (8:15)
StartHow to Break Tempered Glass (1:54)
StartAlcohol Inks and Tempered Glass (11:32)
StartWrap Up (3:35)