20% Off Sennelier Encre 30ml Bottles
These inks are beautiful to use. They are manufactured with shellac gum giving a unique brilliance and sheen which is quite different to their acrylic based alternatives. They can be applied with a brush or dip pen and give a satin to brilliant film depending on thickness. They dry rapidly and display a high degree of water resistance without being indelible.
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15% Off Schmincke Aerocolor Set of 6
Aero Color Professional are liquid, intensely coloured and highly lightfast acrylic inks. They can be used for acrylic painting, sketching, airbrushing and mixed-media techniques. They are suitable for application by brush, dip pens, technical pens, pouring and with an airbrush. Aero Color is water resistant when dry and dries with a satin finish. It also has excellent adhesion properties on a wide range of surfaces and excellent lightfastness ratings being either 4 or 5 star across the range.
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New: Indian Ink 1912 from Schmincke
This lightfast ink is intensely deep black, waterproof and document-proof. It can be used for drawing, painting and writing with nibs and brushes. The ink is based on a Schmincke receipe from 1912, hence the name. The ink uses shellac as the binder which gives the ink a silky sheen. The ink is not suitable for fountain pens.
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New: Sennelier Calligraphy Sets
Sennelier has added two new wooden box calligraphy sets to their ink range. They are very good value and included a pen holder, nibs and inks. Both sets use the beautiful Sennelier shellac based inks.
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Introducing Synchromatic Transparent Watercolour Inks
Dr Ph Martins Synchromatic Transparent Water Colour is easy to handle and gives ultimate transparency. Designed specifically for design and illustration work that requires more transparency, such as retouching, hand coloring for photographic papers, and films. The Synchromatic rangecompliments the Radiant Concentrated Watercolour range and is also a great tool for learning to paint with watercolours.
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Ink, The Versitile Medium
Ink has been revitalised as an artists medium in recent times with the uses for ink ranging from painting, airbrushing and design work to the more traditional pursuits of sketching, calligraphy, writing and embellishment.
Ink, Very Complimentary
Inks are also the perfect complimentary medium. Ink is often used for a wide range of activities as diverse as tinting gesso, to enhancing watercolours, to creating mixed media works.
Ink, Blurring Boundaries
With the advent of acrylic based inks the boundaries between traditional ink, liquid acrylics and airbrush paints has blurred.
However an artists ink can generally be decscribed as a very liquid, free flowing and highly pigmented medium.