View Full Version : Advice re Coloured Inks
05-28-2007, 12:38 PM
A long time ago I used to do P&I stipple work. Eventually I moved on to watercolour & P&I. Now I'd like to try coloured inks (with brushes) but know absolutely nothing about them. I've tried finding information on the web as well as on WetCanvas without luck.
Can anyone point me out to any threads they might have encountered on WetCanvas to do with coloured inks?
Any advice would be of great help. I've CFS and can't trawl the web for as long as I need to to obtain the information I'm trying to find.
Many thanks in advance,
05-28-2007, 01:46 PM
I use Dr Ph. Martin's colored india inks mostly. In getting lighter tones I use
distilled water. I have some acyrlic based inks; but I don't like the effects I get with them. As far as brushes, I use cheap brushes I can throw away; ink is very hard on
brushes. I use a cooking basting brush clipped in different ways for texture. sponges , anything I can find around the house that I can throw away to get the effects I want. I also started using for color ( Not ink) "Stabilo Carb-Otello" pastel pencils they can be used dry and blended; or painted to a light wash. They have the look of watercolor or pastel painting. Add ink or pen and it brings out the brillant colors. Hope that helps... Take care....:)
05-28-2007, 02:33 PM
Hi Marni. I've used the acrylic inks in technical pens and love them. You can mix and match colors to the nth degree. The inks do tend to separate a little, so you have to be careful to keep them well mixed even in your pen, or clean after every use. Here's one I did.
Try looking up any pieces by Ranger Dan, he does quite a few stipple pieces using Microns. Here are some others:
The search engine doesn't work well with small words, so try "inks" and use both spellings of the word "color" when you search. Add the work stipple in there, and you should get a few good hits.
05-28-2007, 03:18 PM
Thank you Tammy and Monica for posting some information which I shall be getting on with - all the best to you both,
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