Asked on Jul 16, 2019

Can I mix india ink and alcohol ink?

Diana KozakLynn SorrellSuellen Hintz
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Will you get the same run and speadability if you add india ink. I love the water color affect of the alcohol ink.

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  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Hi Diana, this is Peggy. Hope this is the information you need. Differences Between Alcohol Ink and India Ink | Alcohol Inks | India ink ...

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/514043744959652117/

    How to Paint with Alcohol Ink - Blowing Flowers Demo - YouTube Art Journal .... How to Use Isopropyl Alcohol with Dr Ph Martin's Bombay India Inks and FW Acrylic Inks ..... art journal - mixed media - cover - by *Crowandthefox on deviantART. Differences Between Alcohol Ink and India Ink | Alcohol Inks | India ink ...

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/514043744959652117/

    How to Paint with Alcohol Ink - Blowing Flowers Demo - YouTube Art Journal .... How to Use Isopropyl Alcohol with Dr Ph Martin's Bombay India Inks and FW Acrylic Inks ..... art journal - mixed media - cover - by *Crowandthefox on deviantART.

  • Suellen Hintz
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Just experiment. That's what a lot of art is.

  • Diana Kozak
    on Jul 16, 2019

    that was great. thanks for your help.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jul 17, 2019

    NO.....They are two very different kinds of ink. India Ink is a pigment based ink,alcohol inks are dye based. The India ink once dried doesn’t move when alcohol is applied on top. The reason they don’t move is that they are pigment based. Pigment based means that the particles sit on top of the paper and don’t merge with the alcohol. The alcohol ink colorant is a dye that completely dissolves into solution and in our case it is alcohol. When you add more alcohol the dissolved dye merges into the new solution. When you let the alcohol evaporate off the dye is more concentrated because there is less solution.So what difference does it make if we are using dye rather than pigment? Dyes are designed for maximum brightness and color saturation. What about light-fastness? “Light fastness is the resistance of colours to fading, changing shade or darkening under the influence of light” Dyes are less light-fast than pigments because the quantity of the colorant exposed to light is more. Think of the dye completely dissolved in alcohol like sugar water spread out in a pan. Most of the dye is exposed to the light. Think of the pigment as little rocks. Only part of the little rocks are exposed to the light.

  • Diana Kozak
    on Jul 17, 2019

    Thanks for the info . I bought India. The clerk in the store said it would work the same.

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