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24 September 2006

Sepia Ink


I have yet to add Walnut ink in it's various strengths ....none of the above is the colour I really want - which would be the colour I'm seeing in old mss that used iron gallic ink. I hope to achieve it with the walnut ink tho. The Liquid Spectrum Burnt Sienna is the closest.
You can mix inks. I've seen a whole book on it. It was more on colours achieved that the technicalities of mixing different brands together and what it did to the ink chemically. Would have to consider the additives. Which is why Walnut would be good - it's just organics and water.

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Blogger Scribe with Gold said...

I love the sample sheet. Great idea. I love the rich darkness of the Sepia. One of the things i've had the best luck with was thinning my gouache and using that. I use mostly dry or Holbein. Just my two cents worth. I'm not sure what the rules are for sending stuff in the mail but I'd be happy to send you some if it's ok to ship.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Yeah - I like my sample sheets. Useful for telling the difference between difference brands. I inherited a LOT of ink from Karen when I bought all those supplies from her and a lot of the bottles have been opened so I have to use them.
It's more correct to used the thinned goauche of course - I just want to use some of the ink.

oooo! Swoppies! Yes, You can send paint and pigment overseas no problem. I'm buying some quills from Susan Holt - can even send them here - domestic geese feathers. They just need to be clean of dirt and poo in order to pass customs.
I'd love to try some Holbein. I don't think you can get it here in Australia.
I've got some Schminke (inc some gold/silvers) if you are interested, and also some earth and interestingly coloured pigments ...? Earth pigments always seem to differ because they are collected from different places on the planet. I've got some good ones from St Luke's Artistmen. Also spare real dog teeth that can be used to make a burnisher, if you are interested in one.
(from a vet via Karan)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006  

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