- Wood panel
- Clear gesso
- Wide flat paintbrush
- Liquitex acrylic ink
- Liquitex acrylic paint
- Textured acrylic mediums
- Ceramic stucco medium
- Black lava-textured gel medium
- Glitter glue
- Pouring medium
- High gloss acrylic varnish
How to make geode inspired art with acrylic inks
Prime your wooden surface with clear acrylic gesso and let it dry. Use a pencil to draw curved lines on your surface inspired by geode formations.
Apply ink between your drawn lines with an eyedropper or paintbrush. Trail white ink through a pool of blue ink or next to a pool of blue ink while it is still wet and watch the colours swirl and blend together in unexpected ways. Use a toothpick to make finer lines or dilute the ink with water to make lighter hues. Experiment with creating organic formations with swirling ink. Let the ink dry between sections if you don’t want one section to bleed into the next.
Once the ink has dried, use a fine point acrylic paint marker to add more white veins throughout your geode.
- Clean up with soap and water
- Clean eye droppers after use and avoid mixing ink colours directly in the bottles