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Old 09-29-2009, 12:56 AM
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Re: Color Mediums

Diana - Have you had a chance to try the inks yet? I believe I tried both Bombay and F&W but seem to like the Ampersand inks still the most... with the exception of their limited color range (mixing is not my strong suit). I know I have definitely ruled out the Winsor & Newton line a little while ago (I found the color tends to shift on paper after a year or so). Have you done any light exposure tests to determine colorfastness for any of the inks that you use?

Jeniart - I'm SO tempted to try out the Higgins line. Do you have any pieces here that you created with them? What do you like most about them?
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Just wanted to add that Matisse (Aussie company) have inks in 22 colours....I have a few of their colours but haven't tried them yet. Link below:-

http://www.derivan.com.au/pages/matisse_inks.html
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Jeniart - I'm SO tempted to try out the Higgins line. Do you have any pieces here that you created with them? What do you like most about them?

Hi Sandra - here's a link to the latest one I did using these inks http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584209. I like them because they are transparent and the colors I have seem to be just right for animals. I wouldn't recommend using mixing them with any other brand such as the Ampersand as they are of different consistency. Hope that helps. I might add that I am completely new to sb so can only tell you of my (in)experience so far.
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Hello Jenny, Judy and Sandra.
I have tried F&W inks. I will include a wolf I did with them including close ups.
I have played with Higgens and Bombay, but not with a serious piece. I have never heard of the Matisse brand and now that my curiousity has been piqued, I will have to.
No matter where I go I always come back to Ampersand. They work especially well on the black boards. Too bad about the color limitations, but I still like them the best over all.
You can always enhance the color with color pencils. I use Prisma color and I don't know if they are supposed to be water soluible, but they are. I have also used water color pencils.
I hope I answered all your questions.

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Thanks annamelia (I will check them out!), Jeni (your work is lovely!) and Diana (You're a master at color!).

I just finished a piece with Bombay inks (see below) and I really like how it came out. I agree with you Diana about the Ampersand inks. How do we petition them to make more colors???

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Oh Sandra, these are just beautiful!! I sure would love to see a closeup or two. (hint, hint).
I don't know how to get more colors out of Ampersand. I would be happy with getting just the 6 mixable colors. A warm and cold blue, red, and yellow. I like mixing my own.
And thank you for the compliment.

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Hi Diana, This is your number one fan here I will definetly buy your book. You ae just awesome, Nickib
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Hello nikkib!! Welcome to Scratchboard! Perhaps one day we will see a post from you, Hum?

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Hello Diana Lee, just a note of appreciation for your splendid art work. I too hope that you find a publisher -- have you tried North Light?
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Gee Sandra, they are beautiful!
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I certainly can take a hint ... so here are some detail pics:





The original is on a 5x7 board so it's not very big to begin with.

Thanks Diana, Patrick and Rich! It's so encouraging to hear that you like it. The whole "adding colour to scratchboard" is new to me so it's still a learning process.
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I wanted to add that I'm starting to learn alot from you Diana. Looking at the detail parts of your wolf picture above, I can see that you use many layers when applying color. So it's like you are building upwards. It looks like you start out with a fairly rich color layer at the base and then scratch, then apply a slightly lighter color (or different shade), scratch, and continue on from there. Am I even close?

Also, you are in the workshop video, right?
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Gosh I too am so glad someone dragged this thread up because I'd never seen these before either Diana. Beautiful cat examples, and I want your book whenever it is done! (tell your husband to hurry up )
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Sandra your work is beautiful - I love the shadows and atmosphere. Thanks for showing.
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