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FW Artists Ink is an acrylic-based, pigmented, water-resistant ink in a range of 38 colors, all of which have either a three-star or four-star rating for permanence.
Such a high degree of lightfastness over such a range of fully intermixable colors makes them ideal for use by artists in the production of pictures for permanent display. (Note – Fluorescent colors are not lightfast.)
Colors can be substantially diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolor. Such washes will dry to a water-resistant film and successive layers of color can be laid over them in a highly predicable manner.
FW Artists Inks work well with airbrushes, dip pens, technical pens, and brushes. Select colors are available in both 1 oz and 6 oz sizes. The dropper from the 1 oz size also fits the tops of the 6 oz bottles.
Neon Colors, Set of 6
This set of six 1 oz (30 ml) bottles contains every fluorescent color in the line, including Fluorescent Red, Fluorescent Yellow, Fluorescent Green, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Orange, and Fluorescent Pink. (Note – Fluorescent colors are not lightfast.)
Primary Colors Set
This set of six 1 oz (30 ml) bottles contains Lemon Yellow, Process Magenta, Process Cyan, Sepia, Emerald Green, and Scarlet.
Shimmering Colors Set
This set of six 1 oz (30 ml) bottles contains Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Red, Shimmering Green, Shimmering Gold, Velvet Violet, and Black (India).
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Alarmed and feel cheated!!! - PART 1
By Craig Poling Junior
from DFW, Texas
Comments about Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Artists Ink:
I had such high hopes for this ink since it was acrylic based, but after trying it out I feel alarmed and cheated to how this ink is. I tested the ink to see how well I would be perform compared to two other inks I have for my Comic and Mangaka Inkings. I applied the ink and let it dry. I found that the ink was water-soluble, even after drying! However I tried Rubbing Alcohol, it's withstood that! THIS DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!!! How can an acrylic based medium smear with water after it's dry?!I'll try this test again after I let the ink sit longer to dry better, but right now i feel cheated. I'll update this review after I try it again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Good choice for fabric painting
By Art Quilter
I use these inks on fabrics that I then quilt. The inks mix well together to achieve amazing colors (try mixing any of the several blues with any of the orange-yellow analogs, for example, to get greens you cannot imagine). You can mix the inks with water to make watercolor-type paintings. Mixing with aloe vera gel gives the ink body, making it as workable as tube paints, while retaining the ink's transparency. I also use the other acrylic ink colors from different makers (the transparent umbers and siennas made by Liquitex, for example, and the flesh tone provided by Magic Color), and find all mix well with these inks. The finished artwork can be heat set with an iron, or simply left to dry for several days. In time, usually instantly, the colors are permanent. Several years ago, when I first began using these inks, I did several test strips, just to compare--mixing with aloe vera gel, with water, heat-setting, air-drying, exposure to light in my studio, etc. And years later, the test strips show NO DIFFERENCE between treatments. Acrylic inks are permanent. For easy reference, I have made a color chart using the inks from full to watered-down concentration--sadly, their formulas change--today's Red Earth differs from that of 2014.The small bottles with rubber bulb droppers aren't very satisfactory in my humid, salty climate. The rubber degrades. I prefer using a pipette (medical supply store online has these) to extract the ink in drops (a little goes a long, long way). I mix the inks on disposable clear plastic lids (think food products), or those small portion dispensers they serve salsa in at a Mexican restaurant. To wash brushes, palettes, etc., Grandma's Lye Soap is best for cleaning.One thing to remember is that the inks, like watercolors, dry lighter. You can get watercolor effects with this product. That also means that once the ink is completely dry, you can overpaint a light wash to shift the color if you're unhappy with the original hue.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great color and price! Love them.
Love these inks beautiful colors and great price
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love these inks.
By Happiness Jr.
These inks are very versatile, great on Archers paper, or on wood panel, like enamels.
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Very happy with my new paints.
from BC, Canada
These are a new product for me, I am learning how to use them. I really like the brilliance of each color.
love this ink!
By jan in sojo
from slc ut
required for on-line class, very vivid colors
I love these inks! #sweepstakes
from Oceanside CA
I've been looking for a paint/ ink that would push and pull with different colors and not get muddy, and let me tell you these are perfect. I love how they gradually blend and sit against eachother. The colors are so vibrant and its amazing to watch them spread with a bit of water. #sweepstakes
I continue to use the FW inks often .
from Red Lake Falls, MN
I do a lot of mixed media paintings and especially abstracts. I find FW inks are true to color and have a good choice of colors to choose from. I especially like the sunset-sunrise colors and the pearlessent colors.
Best acrylic ink on the market
from Justin, tx
Love these inks! The are very pigmented and the dropper allows you to create very precise color mixes. Not watered down, the have a very shiny finish that repels water, but with water, you have a lovely, hardy, quick-drying water color effect. I think they work best with absorbent watercolor ground, as it gives a lovely, soft finish.
Love this product
from Kansas City, KS
I enjoy using this product in my mixed media work.
Daler Rowney makes beautiful intensely colored and shimmery pearlescent inks using a wide assortment of pigments and resins.
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