Derwent Inktense is unique. Dry it delivers pure vibrant colour but when completely washed out it is transformed into a translucent ink-like paint. The paint when dry is permanent and can be worked over.
These new chunky Derwent Inktense Blocks bring a whole new colourful and exciting dimension to drawing and painting. They are extremely versatile and can be used wet or dry, on their own or with other media. They are also perfect for creating fine lines or broad strokes of colour.
They combine beautifully with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Outliner, which are perfect for very fine details and outlines. The non-soluble outliner pencil is particularly useful as it allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied.
The blocks are ideal for loose, expressive landscapes and still-life. They can also be used on fabric to create stunning silk paintings and quilts. Only a little water is required to make the colour go a long way and the chunky 8mm square blocks are perfect to hold while their 75mm length allows large areas of colour to be laid down very quickly.
Did you know that you can use Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks on silk, other fabrics and in a variety of craft projects?
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 on to 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 Grat’n’Shake to create Inktense paint. This paint can then be directly applied 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 the 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 JoSonja 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 paint brush. *Once dry, Inktense is permanent, so there is no requirement for ironing or further fixing.
Using Inktense for Decoupage:
*On separate pieces of paper duplicate an image a number of times and layer on top of each other using Atelier Impasto Gel as a 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 Atelier Impasto Gel.
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.