How long does shipping take?
Please allow 7-10 days for shipping.
Where does my order ship from?
I'm based in Fort Worth, Texas and everything ships from here.
Do you restock items?
For the DIY kits and prints yes. For originals, I do come out with collections fairly often.
Returns and exchanges
What is your return policy?
We do not accept returns unless damaged, and all sales are final.
You can always contact me for any questions on my contact page, or email me at email@example.com. It normally takes me 1-2 business days to reply.
What if my order is damaged or has issues?
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact me immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that I can evaluate the issue and make it right.
How much is the return shipping fee?
The return is free because I never want returns to be a hassle.
Do you offer refunds?
I will notify you once I’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
CARE AND MATERIALS
How do I care for my original art pieces?
For all originals please take care to keep them out of direct sunlight. Alcohol inks tend to fade in direct sunlight quite quickly.
Where are your products made?
I make everything in my home studio in Fort Worth, Texas.
Do you offer a warranty?
We do not offer warranties at this time.
Tools and process
What Is Alcohol Ink?
Simply put, alcohol ink is extremely pigmented inks mixed with various levels of alcohol. Each brand of alcohol ink or AI has different levels of pigments to alcohol ratios. There are many different brands to choose from, but it’s mostly a personal preference on which one you decide to use. Currently because, based on the inks I’ve used, that Pinata works best with a smattering of Ranger inks.
What tools do you use?
I have used it since I started a blow dryer. Now I’ve tried a heat gun, and while I absolutely love it, the tool itself is very hard to ensure you aren’t warping your paper by putting it too close to the heat. I definitely want to keep trying with the heat gun, because trial and error just make you a better artist. I recently upgraded to a better blow dryer that has more heating settings: cool, warm and hot which creates different textures and pieces that way.
There are other artists who use little puffer tools that are used to clean camera lenses, straws, and compressed air. I tend to stay away from tools that do not allow me to use my PPE (personal protective equipment) since I use that to ensure my lungs and brain aren’t harmed by the fumes of the ink and alcohol.
What do you paint on?
A distinctive thing about alcohol inks is that they have to be used on non-porous surfaces. When buying alcohol ink paintings on canvas online, the inks themselves aren’t put directly on the canvas. You actually need to prep it first by painting either a solid white coat on the canvas - or whatever color tickles your fancy.
I mostly use Nara’s synthetic paper for a multitude of reasons. Mainly I love that if I make a mistake I can wipe it off entirely without the paper staining which is a slight problem for other synthetic papers like Yuppo. You also don’t need to prep the Nara paper since it’s already non-porous unlike the canvas I mentioned above.
How do I support you?
You can follow me on any of my social media platforms and share my content! Another thing is you can let friends/family know that if they are in the market to buy beautiful alcohol ink art from a local Texas, USA artist they can head to my site online or find me at a craft event.
Will my painting come framed?
Unfortunately I do not include frames with paintings. I can recommend places that I either purchase frames or order them from. I want to make sure that my customers receive high quality alcohol ink art, and for the foreseeable future for me to make sure the customer experience is beyond expectations I can only include the white matte.
What supplies do you use?
How do you seal the artwork?
I use two different sprays when sealing the alcohol inks. This is a crucial step to the whole process, and more times than not sealing the work takes longer than the creation of it. I use two different Krylon Sprays: Krylon Kamar and Krylon UV Resistant clear coat.
I put down three layers of Krylon Kamar sealant, and these layers protect the inks from moving around when using any other sprays. After those three coats are dried I use the Krylon UV Resistant clear coat to help the inks from fading as fast. The spray keeps the inks vibrant for longer.
When looking to buy original alcohol ink paintings online, make sure that your painting is sealed since if not properly done the inks will fade much faster.
How to display artwork
Ensure your original alcohol ink painting is placed out of direct sunlight. When placed in direct sun, alcohol inks fade extremely fast. The inks in general will fade with time because of the nature of the medium, however as the owner it helps immensely when thinking of where to display the art if you keep that in mind.
How do i contact you?
You can find me here online and at craft shows. I try to make sure I announce which shows I will be attending early and often.
My contact information is below:
Address: 1418 W Pipeline Rd, #212, Hurst, TX 76053
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