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India ink has only three ingredients: lampblack, water and gelatin or shellac as a binder(in fact, traditional India ink doesn't even contain this), with shellac being much more common. As you've guessed, this means that the clear liquid on top is probably a mixture of shellac and water. Shellac can be found easily online (if you can't find it in person) ...


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All the liquid calligraphy inks I know of are ready to use, no dilution required. Pigmented ink must be well mixed before use for the pigment to be uniformly dispersed. I find acrylic ink sometimes hard to remove from the nibs if not immediately cleaned Iron Gall ink flows well and is a pleasure to use but requires an acid free paper. The ink will look very ...


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There are four things I can think of which will help you avoid smudging your inks are: how you hold your hands over your working surface, controlling the amount of ink on your paper, helping the ink dry quicker, and being present at all times in the drawing process. Keep away from wet areas. Always keep your hand above the surface of the paper, never ...


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I'd suggest you use white acrylic ink with either a dip pen or a fine pointed brush (whatever suits you better).


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I will interpret the question as you wanting to know how long it takes until a black ink inkjet print noticeably fades. As with many artworks involving colourants, keeping prints flat in a dark, cool, (atmospherically) stable and pure, and dry place will preserve them for the longest period of time. Make sure the envelope you're using is made of acid-free ...


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According to Mayer, that is water, shellac and borax. Although @walrus answered your question perfectly, I would like to address the other issue: where to find a painting medium that isn’t a varnish. If you are really interested in painting, then I must recommend that you treat yourself to a recent edition of The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer. You can ...


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No. As there is no place for the fountain pen tip to hold a reservoir of ink through dipping. A dip pen has a slight concave curvature. This curvature helps to hold, with the help of the surface tension of the ink, a small supply of ink on the backside of the nib. As you draw the dip pen across the surface of the paper the tip of the pen deposits a small ...


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Yes, inkjet ink works with brushes. It's thinner than the usual ink for dip pens, but give it a try. I haven't broken open cartridges to get it, but used the ink from a refill kit. Because they're pure, primary colours, you can theoretically mix any other colour from them, just as the printer does. You can certainly get strong, saturated shades.


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There are many possible arts & crafts uses for white ink, so it's definitely possible to buy pens with white ink/paint. Look for a "gel" pen with white ink, and it should meet all the requirements that you have outlined. Asking at your local arts & crafts store is the fastest way to find a good source of such implements, but there are also plenty of ...


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White pens and colors are often used to lighten up the shade in art and crafts. Apart from that they have limited uses. As per your requirements, I would suggest you to either go for either a white gel pen or a marker. Unfortunately, ball point pens that have white ink are not easily available and they will not provide the results you are looking for. My ...


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Due to the many different kind of quill pens nib designs, I don't think any definitive yes-no answer is possible here. Generally, yes, ink will flow. What kind of writing you want to do will have much influence on the decision about whether you use it. Probably the best choice is to experiment by having a few controlled dips, and creating a few controlled ...


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'Dry' and 'wet' refer to the flow of the ink. Regarding inks, the terms 'dry' and 'wet' give a relative idea of the viscosity of the ink: wet inks flow more freely, whereas dry inks have more friction. The difference, usually caused by the amount of lubricant (depending on the amount and quality of the dye used), can be very subtle, and hard to spot, but ...


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There are things you can do to reduce the risks, as described in the other answers, but I would be wary of using any kind of pen containing liquid ink on a plane (although a "felt or fiber tipped" pen may be OK; never investigated that). I've had a Pilot Precise technical-style pen that uses disposable refills (the entire guts of the pen), leak ...


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In my experience, the best advice for newbies is that which educates them toward nolonger being newbies. The qualities of an ink are based on its composition An ink is composed of 3 parts which, together, define how it will behave. The general ingredient types are pigments, binders, and the medium. The color is usually a pigment or dye. I usually refer to ...


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Printer paper may not be the ideal substrate for a fountain pen. Can you try different paper - something specifically made for pen and ink? Another thing to try is to use a slanted surface. This is actually one of the keys to writing with quills, which deposit ink even quicker than a fountain pen. If your paper is at a slant, you end up holding the pen ...


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A substance called gum sandarac has been used on paper so ink more readily takes to it. Also drafters powder. Check Amazon or Jon Neal Booksellers websites for these products. Myself I’ve found different weights of the top quality Mohawk paper give good results. As others have said treat yourself to a visit to an art and craft store to review the paper ...


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It depends on the type of fountain pen nib, but yes, you can. Obviously, you want the right tools, know-how, experience, and touch if you plan to dismantle a pen, and it's all at your own risk. Marshall & Oldfield's Pen Repair is a good guide on how fountain pens go together and come apart if you're completely new to this. With some pens, you can just ...


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- Method 1 - The fastest and smartest way is, set color as RGB(0,0,1). But if you want to print white color permanetly and want to white color following method 2 - Method 2 - You will not get anything on the paper with a basic CMYK inkjet or laser printer. The CMYK color mixing is subtractive, meaning that it requires the base that is being colored to ...


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There is white Trace-it transfer paper from a company called ScratchArt[1]. This would require you to print out your image first then trace over image to make the actual image transfer. Similar to the idea of carbon paper instead in this case the paper is coated on one side with lose layer of white ink bound with wax. The image is transferred by placing the ...


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You should not handle toner powder at all without a high quality filter mask and potentially safety glasses. Loose toner is a health risk for the respiratory system due to it's particle size. It's not toxic, but some studies compare it's effects to the fine dust of diesel exhaust or even asbestos. You should at least expect an irritation or even inflammation ...


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I think the hidden message won't be lost, it will become visible instead. I don't have any practical experiences after what time the message will become visible, but I'm reasonably sure it depends on the type of paper you used and under which conditions the paper is stored. Lemon juice as "invisible ink" works by oxidizing the paper, which accelerates it's ...


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Based on your description and on research based on the terms you've provided, I expect that you have what users would consider an ordinary colored rubber stamp pad. Unfortunately, most of your description leads me to believe that it has deteriorated due to age or exposure to air. The pad should be firm sponge feel and slightly moist. If it had dried and ...


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Fountain pens and metal-tipped technical pens rely on capillary action and flow limiters to deliver a controlled amount of ink. They're manufactured to precise tolerances, and there isn't really any form of adjustment. If the pen is clean and the ink is fresh, and the ink is in the general range of viscosity the pen is designed to handle, it should work. ...


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Inks are largely divided into two categories: dye-based and pigment-based. Additionally, there is invisible ink, which usually consists of a variety of other ingredients that need to undergo a chemical reaction in order to become visible. Dye is a soluble colourant, which means a dye-based ink is a solution, whereas pigments are colourants that consist of ...


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Your reasoning actually comes quite close. I found a quote through Quora, credited to John Lienhard from the University of Houston after having contacted Pilot: "The trick is to keep just the right amount of ink in contact with the wick that feeds the delicate roller ball tip. The discs are baffles that balance the forces of surface tension against air ...


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Most ball-point pens of any kind need a little bit of tooth in order to release their ink onto a surface. I just tried a gel pen on several plastic films and it didn't work. It does work on vellum, though. If you want to use the acetate, I'd go with a fine-point Sharpie. It can be rubbed off many smooth surfaces, but it will apply ink. Acrylic pens would ...


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Use a spray fixative such as this one to fix the pastel etc. to the page. This way, the artwork stays on the paper, leaving you to put anything you wish on top. A cheaper alternative that some say works is to use hairspray.


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I don't know exactly what type of art you are doing. but since you are inking over pencil I will assume possibly comic book or manga style. If you want an easy way of getting nice inking over pencil sketches. I learned as a tattoo artist one expensive and one cheap method. The cheap way: Do your pencil work then place a piece of good quality tracing paper ...


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