MillieMoth

Alcohol Ink Artist

Derby, England On Etsy since 2016

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MillieMoth

Alcohol Ink Artist

Derby, England | 145 Sales

Announcement    Gorgeous vibrant colourful flower designs taken from my original alcohol ink paintings on yupo paper. Available as blank cards and as 3 different size prints to use in your own frames.

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Last updated on 07 Mar, 2020

Gorgeous vibrant colourful flower designs taken from my original alcohol ink paintings on yupo paper. Available as blank cards and as 3 different size prints to use in your own frames.

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About MillieMoth

Sales 145
On Etsy since 2016

All designs featured here are taken from my original alcohol ink paintings.

Hello, my name is Karen Johnson, working under the name of Millie Moth, and I’m an alcohol ink artist based in Derby.

I have a deep love of colour & plants; which is how my Wild Garden flower pieces came to be created using beautifully vibrant and free flowing alcohol inks. I usually paint on Yupo paper, which is a 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free Synthetic Paper. This allows the inks to sit on the surface, rather than being absorbed, which means I can use lots of different techniques to apply and blend, such as dripping, blowing, brushing & splodging! The inks themselves are such bold luscious colours, but can give the effect of watercolour paints in the way they move into each other, creating a soft, dreamy look. My choices are usually based on my own favourite flowers, or flowers & shapes from my garden. Sometimes I like the flower to be fairly accurate and recognisable, at other times I prefer to almost invent a flower and have some fun with it! My paintings are usually a mixture of the two, combined with a strong sky background and wild grassy foreground. As well as literally blue sky thinking and cloud watching in the summer, I love staring at small details in the garden and can happily sit for hours observing a tiny patch of grass as it moves in the breeze, or comes to life as insects stumble & climb up its length! Each painting is varnished with several coats before being framed to seal & protect from UV light, however I do recommend not displaying them in full sun to keep the colours as strong as possible.

I’m a keen gardener and do spend a lot of time in my garden, especially in the gorgeous summer months! When I’m not heaving plants around I like nothing better than to just sit with my B&W cats, Jasper & Barney, reading a good book and drinking a strong coffee. I’ve been a jazz singer since 2005 and regularly perform with my trio at private events under the name Karen Lake.

Commission enquiries welcome for my paintings & jazz!

Website: milliemoth.com
Instagram: @millie.moth
Facebook: @milliemothshop
Pinterest: @milliemothshop

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  • Jasper

    Creative Muse, Loves Water

    Jasper is the ultimate curious cat and will investigate anything and everything. He’s by turns adorably loving and extremely naughty, keeping me on my toes at all times.

  • Barney Boo

    Food Alarm, Hot Water Bottle

    Barney makes a lot of noise but has such a soft cuddly side to him! He coordinates all the food needs of the household throughout the day so nobody will ever forget to eat.

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  • UK based printer

    United Kingdom

    My original designs are printed onto cards by a fabulous printer based in the UK.

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Last updated on 07 April, 2016

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