In my "She had three hearts" e-course, I learned about how to use the alcohol inks by Ranger. I had a few alcohol inks from a different company in my art box and I added a few more Ranger ones to the collection. It was interesting to see that both reacted a little differently when mixed with each other and with the Ranger Blending solution.
The idea to my little exercise is simple: just drop and mix, a little blowing here and there ... no planning required. Once it was about 80% covered, I covered the remaining white spaces with copic pens. Then I just looked at it .... I was hoping something specific came to me to draw or paint on top of it. Unfortunately ... nothing.
So I grabbed my sharpies and just drew patterns - which I found quite therapeutic. Somewhere in there I saw a little girl and decided to draw her in white. Then I journalled a bit.
In the second one, I decided to use my black pen and draw flowers. Somewhere in the middle of it I saw a bird and then of course I had to draw rocks for her to stand on and a pretty flower to keep her company.
If nothing else, it was a very relaxing exercise :)