ByJojo

Alcohol Ink, Mixed Media, and Resin Art By JoJo

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Announcement    May 18, 2021:


April, 2021:

I had an empty shop on Etsy for a long time. I didn't intend for it to stay empty, so long. I was scared to share my art. I was afraid nothing would sell. So I created my art, hung it on all my walls, stacked it in corners, in drawers, and gave it to family members.

Then, one morning as I got out of bed and tripped over a painting, I thought a while on my empty Etsy Shop. I mulled over the idea of putting up a few listings. Then I did it! I posted 3 listings. It was scary. But, within two weeks I'd sold three of my paintings.


One of the best feelings I've had is the pride I felt when the Etsy app notified me that I'd sold a painting.

Of course, the first thing I did was call my mom, who is an artist herself. " Mom! I sold a painting!" Her response? "Congratulations! You are officially a professional artist!"

And yes... I guess I am.

Thanks to those of you who enjoy my art, I am a professional artist. I am very happy and humbled that some of you choose to purchase it.

So, Hello! My name is JoJo. Welcome to my bright and colorful ink world.
My style is lighthearted, imaginative, fantasy driven, color obsessed, sometimes dark, and very diverse.

I am so happy that you have stopped by to see my art.

Thank you, from the bottom of artist heart!
Please email or message me any questions.
JoJo

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Last updated on May 6, 2022

May 18, 2021:


April, 2021:

I had an empty shop on Etsy for a long time. I didn't intend for it to stay empty, so long. I was scared to share my art. I was afraid nothing would sell. So I created my art, hung it on all my walls, stacked it in corners, in drawers, and gave it to family members.

Then, one morning as I got out of bed and tripped over a painting, I thought a while on my empty Etsy Shop. I mulled over the idea of putting up a few listings. Then I did it! I posted 3 listings. It was scary. But, within two weeks I'd sold three of my paintings.


One of the best feelings I've had is the pride I felt when the Etsy app notified me that I'd sold a painting.

Of course, the first thing I did was call my mom, who is an artist herself. " Mom! I sold a painting!" Her response? "Congratulations! You are officially a professional artist!"

And yes... I guess I am.

Thanks to those of you who enjoy my art, I am a professional artist. I am very happy and humbled that some of you choose to purchase it.

So, Hello! My name is JoJo. Welcome to my bright and colorful ink world.
My style is lighthearted, imaginative, fantasy driven, color obsessed, sometimes dark, and very diverse.

I am so happy that you have stopped by to see my art.

Thank you, from the bottom of artist heart!
Please email or message me any questions.
JoJo

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I feel alcohol ink and resin are the most beautiful of all the art mediums.

My name is JoJo. I am an alcohol ink and resin artist. I adore the rich and vibrantly colored ink and the richness of the concentrated pigment I add to my resin. Using resin to paint the beach and waves is my favorite thing to do!

I’d like to share a bit about alcohol ink painting and the processes I use to create my art.

An extremely flat surface is required to use alcohol ink as it tries to escape off your paper constantly. It flows in all directions unless you command control of it.
There are several ways to do this.

I use isopropyl alcohol (99% strength) a blow dryer or an air puffer, and gravity. The amount of alcohol you add to the ink directly effects the intensity and makes it thinner and harder to control. It’s a bit like watercolors, but even harder to tame.

Sometimes I use paintbrushes or watercolor brushes filled with alcohol. I also add acrylic paint if I feel my art needs a different kind of medium added. You can almost use anything with alcohol ink. Water and alcohol ink do not mix, so watercolors are out.

Each art work consists of layers of colors added on top of each other repeatedly until the ink covers as much or as little of the paper as the artist desires.

A word about paper: You can’t use regular paper with alcohol ink. Anything porous just soaks up the ink like a sponge. Your ink won’t flow, and you’ll be stuck with a bunch of colored blotches.

There are several surfaces that work with the ink. Yupo” is a brand popular with alcohol ink artists. It is a synthetic plastic that repels the ink while also sticking to it a bit. Plastic, glass, clay, and anything not porous is probably going to work with alcohol ink.

Once you have your painting down how you want it, a drop of alcohol will reactivate your painting. Then you’d have a whole new painting, weather you want it or not. Most varnishes and sealants have alcohol in them which makes them reactivate your painting. Many an artist has learned this the hard way.

Luckily there are some varnishes that don’t contain alcohol. Some artists apply a layer of resin over their painting to protect it and enhance the colors. I do this. I used to be afraid of resin, but I practiced and practiced until I had it down. Now I look forward to using resin to seal my alcohol art paintings. Resin really magnifies the colors, adds depth, and makes it more vibrant.

Coasters are the perfect substrate for alcohol ink. Most aren't porous so they love the ink. Resin IS required when making coasters so they can withstand the hot temperature of your beverages.

I LOVE making coasters - it's like working on four little paintings at once. So please buy my coasters so I have an excuse to make more. I have shelves and shelves of them. They are all beautiful and looking for a good home.

If you have any questions for me please send me an email or a message and I will do my best to answer. If you would like to collaborate and come up with an idea for a painting, let me know, and I can work with you. Just know an alcohol ink painting can not recreate a picture in your head - an idea, or favorite color story? Probably.

Alcohol ink is a bit like a 16 year old with a new car. It drives where it wants to and goes fast.

Thank you for stopping by!

JoJo-
Resin Artist and Alcohol Ink Whisperer.

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  • JoAnna Griffin

    Owner, Maker

    I recently switched from creating with polymer clay to alcohol inks and resin painting. Resin is my new obsession! I have had my shop since 2008 but have only begun to list items in the past 8 months.

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Even though each alcohol ink painting is sealed with a UV resistant coating, it shouldn’t be hung on a wall known to face a sunny window. UV rays cause alcohol ink to fade over time.

Sizing details

Some of my items aren't typical sizes. Please be sure to check the size of the item you are considering purchasing.

Do i need to cover my painting with glass if i frame it?

No you don't need to, but you may if you want! Each of my paintings is sealed with 3 coats of Kamar Varnish, 1 coat of UV resistant coating, and finally a coat of Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze that gives my paintings a nice glossy finish. Some of my paintings are finished with a matte spray. I decide if i will use shiny or matte on a painting~ by~ painting basis.