Add water to the remarkable Inktense Blocks & Inktense Pencils to get a vivid, ink like effect and, once dry, Inktense becomes permanent enabling the artists to work over them without affecting the layers of colour.
The blocks are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of creative effects
You can use them like pans of paint, apply colour directly to wet or dry paper and use them on their side to cover large areas quickly.
They can also be used on fabric to create stunning silk paintings and quilts.
Use corners or the blocks or the pencils for perfect precision
Range of accessories available to compliment the Inktense ranges
The Inktense Blocks and Inktense Pencils are colour matched perfectly
The non-soluble Inktense outliner pencil is particularly useful as it allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied.
Using Inktense on silk:
There are a variety of ways to transfer the colour:
Wet the silk and use a dry pencil or edge of a block to draw directly onto the surface.
Lift the colour from the pencil tip or block with a wet brush and apply directly onto the dry silk surface.
Use Inktense Blocks and a Grate ‘n' Shake to create Inktense paint. This paint can then be applied directly onto the fabric with a paint brush.
Once dry, Inktense is permanent so there is no requirement for ironing or further fixing.
The silk can be washed at a low temperature if required.
TIP: Use gutta for your outlines to stop bleed.
Using Inktense on other fabric:
Draw your outline onto your fabric.
Create an Inktense paint using Inktense Blocks and a Grate ‘n' Shake.
To help the colour take to the fabric use a textile medium.
Paint the textile medium into the area required, the area needs to be damp but not too wet.
Take the Inktense ‘paint' and apply this to the fabric using a paintbrush.
Once dry, Inktense is permanent, so there is no requirement for ironing or further fixing.
Using Inktense for rubber stamping:
Create an Inktense paint using your blocks and a Grate ‘n' Shake.
Using a paintbrush apply this paint to the surface of your rubber stamp.
Press the stamp down firmly onto the paper and then remove to reveal the stamped image.
You can also use your Inktense Pencils to colour in the gaps created by a stamp.
Using Inktense for Decoupage:
On separate pieces of paper duplicate an image a number of times and layer on top of each other using glue to create a 3D effect.
The first image should be much bigger than the last image to achieve the required effect.
Inktense can be used to create your images and will not smudge if used with glue.
Using Inktense with masking fluid:
Inktense Blocks are perfect for covering large areas quickly.
Draw your desired design onto your paper.
Apply the masking fluid inside the outline; a paper stump is a good tool for this task.
Using your Inktense Blocks and a Grate ‘n' Shake, create Inktense paint.
Once the masking fluid has dried, cover your background with the Inktense paint.
Leave this to dry and, if happy with your background, peel the masking fluid off to reveal a white outline of your drawing.
Finish your drawing as required.
Derwent's proffessional artist Tony Hogan's Top tips
Create your own colour chart using the entire range of colours.
Use a paper palette for establishing lighter tones.
Lift colour off the end of the pencil to strengthen tonality.
Lay dry colour down and then wet for greater intensity.
To Increase colour choice; mix two colours side by side.
Lay several colours down on the paper and blend together.
Soften tones by applying dry colour over drawn areas.
Create texture by flicking colour off the end of the pencil using a wet brush.
Drag and roll a damp Antique White Inktense Pencil for effective highlights.