USE TO TURN ACRYLIC PAINT INTO LINO INK | USE TO MAKE YOUR COLOURS TRANSPARENT
Derivan Block Ink Medium and Extender is a versatile medium which can be used in two ways to create fantastic relief prints.
Used as an Extender
As an extender - add to Derivan Block Ink colours to extend and make your colours more transparent without losing the body of the paint as would it happen when adding water.
When using as an extender add from 1:9 to 9:1 ratio of Block Ink Medium & Extender to Derivan Block Ink colour. Up to about 3:7 ratio the colour will be extended, after this the colour will start to become more transparent. Tackiness may also increase.
Used as a Medium
As a medium - add Derivan Acrylic paint colours to Block Ink Medium and Extender to create block ink from the paint.
When using as medium to turn acrylic paint into block ink a ratio of 6:4 Block Ink Medium & Extender to Derivan Acrylic colours is recommended.
The Ultimate Medium Transformer
Ever wish you could turn your Derivan Acrylic colours into block ink? Well, now you can. This nifty tube serves as a medium transformer, allowing you to mix and match to your heart's content.
Flexible Ratios: The Artist's Best Friend
Say goodbye to waste and hello to experimentation. Derivan Block Printing Medium offers flexible ratios, from 1:9 to 9:1, for extending lino ink. Whether you're looking to dilute your ink or make it more intense, the choice is yours.
Ratios for Extending Ink: A Deep Dive
When it comes to extending your ink, you've got options. A 1:9 ratio will give you a mixture that's mostly ink with just a smidge of the extender. Perfect for when you want to keep the ink's primary characteristics. On the flip side, a 9:1 ratio will give you a mixture that's mostly extender, ideal for when you're looking to make the ink more transparent or less intense
The 6:4 Ratio: Transforming Acrylics
If you're using the block Ink medium for your Derivan Acrylics, a 6:4 ratio is your golden ticket.
This means you'll mix six parts of Block Ink Medium with four parts of Derivan Acrylics. In simpler terms, if you're using 10 ml of paint, you'd mix 6 ml of Block Ink Medium with 4 ml of Derivan Acrylics. This specific ratio is designed to transform your regular acrylic paints into a specialized form of block ink. The benefit here is that your acrylics will maintain their vibrant colours while gaining new properties like improved tackiness and transferability.
Why Derivan Block Printing Medium 75ml is an Artist's Dream...
Think of Derivan Block Printing Medium as the Swiss Army knife of printmaking mediums. It opens up new realms of artistic possibilities, allowing you to diversify your medium without compromising on quality.
The small tube size lets you experiment without the fear of waste. Because, let's face it, nobody likes to waste good ink.
Control Over Ink Properties
Fine-tune your ink's opacity, colour intensity, and tackiness. With Derivan, you're in the driver's seat. So whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, Derivan Block Ink Medium offers unparalleled flexibility and quality. So go ahead, unleash your creativity and make your next masterpiece.