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This opening page is our visual story. It gives you a peep at what we've been up to behind the scenes. Please go to the webstore to make purchases. There are no links on this story page.

Mermaid inks are our luxury range of designer quality Holographic Coloured Alcohol Ink. We believe that these superb products will be a very exclusive range, where only a select few artists throughout the world will be working with them. Artists who are investing in them tell us they intend to make products which will highlight in their own businesses. This is awesome because we are helping to create small  businesses by giving artists the ability to create spectacular pieces that people will want to own. It's a win win.         IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A RESELLER IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN AUSTRALIA WE OFFER A 25% DISCOUNT ON EVERY PURCHASE OVER $2,000. 

"KISSED BY A FAIRY" Funkadelic's Holographic Ink was used on it's own to blow that amazing rainbow across the black mug. That's it. 30 second art! The Round peach mug was swiped all the way around twice with a soft brush with this ink and then regular ink dripped all the way around where the two swipes don't quite meet. We seal with a light coat of Kamar and then the thinnest coat of our own Nitro Rez UV Resin. A quick torch and a sit in the sun and it's done!

This abstract masterpiece on the black mug was created by painting the holographic ink around the mug. I Did the same with our "Roar" regular ink and then blended slightly by tipping on alcohol. Sparkly highlights are created with just a smidge of our Erbium Laser Burnish. This is the original Silver Holographic Ink. It is the essential element in all Holographic ink artwork.

At Funkadelic Art Surprises our inks are made on the premises by hand by Erbie and Linda. We can't compete with the big guys, so we don't. We pride ourselves on the differences. We are a tiny research business striving to develop a wonderful range of brand new and innovative art substrates and mediums that are truly unique.




"KISSED BY A FAIRY"                                                                    Funkadelic's own holographic ink

This is the only holographic ink on the planet and it makes regular ink look like it's been "kissed by a fairy"

This one is a MIND BLOWER!

Erbium Holographic Ink is an extremely precious hybrid designed and engineered in Australia. It is the only Alcohol Ink on the planet capable of throwing a full interference Optical Spectrum. Use alone for exceptionally special highlights and features. It looks like you are painting with a rainbow. Amazing!  Works on extremely slick surfaces including Glass, acetate, high gloss ceramics, Ceramic Tile Paper and Polly Art Glarz.  Dull, dry and porous surfaces are not recommended.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Always wear gloves when using our products to prevent the possibility of allergic reactions or sensitivities.                      

BREATH ALCOHOL INK BY

FUNKADLEC - the softest,

wispiest alcohol ink pour on

the world market. Ethereal

Perfection straight out of the

bottle. Ghostly white intimations or strong

opaque solids. The choice is yours. Cool stuff.

The picture on the right shows

you a basic pour with the

Breath Ink that has been

finished with Erbium Burnish.

ROAR ALCOHOL INK

BY FUNKADELIC

These babies are insane! They have a huge dye load and float onto your surface with all the transparency you expect from a top class alcohol ink. This is our regular Alcohol ink range and it's spectacular.

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SUSPENDED CRYSTAL ALCOHOL INK GOES VIRAL.

This amazing stuff comes in five magical double shift colours. Wizzard: blue-purple. Unicorn: aqua-pink. Dragon: green-pink. Fairy: Purple-gold and Pixie: gold-green. Use on it's own for ethereal magic or with other colours as an enhancer and highlighter.

The picture to the left shows Suspended Crystal highlighting regular alcohol inks.

The picture to the right shows Suspended Crystal used alone. It has been blown with a compressor across our fabulous Raku Paper.

ERBIUM LASER FILM - Fondly known as ELF

 "WHAT IS ELF?".....ERBIUM LASER FILM - "It is an aluminized cellulose film that has been laser treated to give a full infinite spectrum at 360 degrees to 100% of the film. Everywhere that light hits it - BOOM- light plus colour back at you!"

Erbium Laser Burnish.

This baby just tops it all off. Add amazing light changing/ colour changing highlights to all of your pieces and embellishments. Put glue where you want a zap of laser, when it dries to tacky put down the burnish and rub it gently in a polishing motion. Lift the burnish off and voila! - you have transferred the laser onto your art. Easy Peasy! 

Find ELF LASER FILM on page 4 of the web store. 

H2O GLIDE

ERBIUM LASER FILM (ELF).

ELF LASER FILM SYSTEM....One Painting, hundreds of different prints, by changing camera angle by only a millimeter. Each move throws light up from a different aspect and you have an artistic journey to drive for as far as you want. Because there is an infinite spectrum covering 100% of the film, there is no place that you can't throw up light and colour - you just have to learn to manoeuvre it.

RAKU-GREY SYNTHETIC PAPER

Raku-Grey is a synthetic paper with a matt grey face that emulates the qualities of raku pottery under dry glaze. It supports the aesthetic of inks much more gently than black but holds its own with contrast and interference throw. It's tough, pretty firm at 200 gsm - although not a board by any means. I love it. I've been spraying boards with multi-coats of charcoal for a long time trying to achieve this look and now all the work is done for me. Inking straight onto this substrate is a treat.

The images below show RAKU-GREY with assorted alcohol Inks on the surface.

INK CRADLE

Who hasn't knocked their ink over?

Well, work freely with the lids open with the

likely-hood of knocking them over taken care

of with these snuggly little cradles made especially

to keep bottles stable and upright. Mind you, if I let

an elbow fly I can certainly topple them but that's extreme. Web store page 4.

Would you like to paint butterflies?

These little beauties are clear acetate

so you can achieve the most fabulous 3D Effects.

Of course you can do more with the torso than I have

done (but I'm ridiculously busy right now). The black outline

takes the ink without a second glance and I have cleaned

the ink back off with pure alcohol more times than I would

like to admit. Even if you're a seasoned artist with fabulous

drawing skills, making these 3D art editions could never be

faster or more enjoyable.

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MEET THE NEW CHIFFON COLLECTION

Flossy and Korinne' from the new Chiffon Collection. That shimmer is lovely and the C T Paper glows.

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LIQUID DICHRO

Emits flashes of gold, green and copper as light angle changes. Brilliant refraction.

The magnum opus of alcohol inks, this baby goes down like fused foil, emulating dichroic glass magnificently. Add mind blowing highlights to your paintings, glass, slick surfaces, nails and polymer clay.

PRE ORDER GHOST INKS TODAY TO BE FIRST IN THE PRODUCTION LINE!

New Year's Surprises in the tube right now.....

This is how we play! Liquid Dichro straight onto milk glass using plastic pipettes. You can find the milk glass in our web store too. We have some funky jewellery findings as well. Make your own pieces - we even have the chains and chokers. (Check out some genuine dichroic glass on Etsy and Pinterest and celebrate that you can now make it with no kiln, no torch or traditional glass making equipment. No more $10,000 studio set ups. How amazing is this?). Did I hear you say nails? Yes - we've got that covered. Close your eyes and imagine dichroic nails. This is a magnificent top end product. Quantities are extremely limited for this first month but don't worry the lab is all fired up ready to produce more. 

CTP NOW AVAILABLE IN PACKS OF 20 A4 SHEETS - check our web store today!

MINERAL BLENDER

Give your abstract some shimmer and shine. You can use this magic instead of blender or in

addition to blender. Comes pre-mixed with Inking Resin in a dehydrated form to allow global

shipping. Just fill with full strength Isopropyl Alcohol, leave to sit for a day and then shake, shake, shake. Shake some more each time you use it. Play and experiment until you get your desired look - it's a personal taste thing. Available in double strength also- so you can decant into 200ml bottle. We now have a choice! Pouch bottles are available in 1000ml and 2000ml. They come with a long plastic pipette to make using it a breeze.

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LIQUID HOLOGRAM

HOLOGRAPHIC INK

 PLAYING WITH INTERFERENCE GOLD MINERAL BLENDER - IN THESE PICS I'VE USED IT IN PLACE OF NORMAL BLENDER. THAT GLOW IS OUT OF THIS WORLD GORGEOUS!