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- Undiluted Acrylic Ink is essentially a paint with a very high flow and a very high pigment concentration.
- Once you start diluting it becomes a stain, colourant, dye, and even a water-colour medium.
About Acrylic Inks
Acrylic Inks can be regarded as extremely high flow acrylic paints with extremely high pigment loading.
When diluted with water they can be used as colourants, dyes and even as water-colour medium.
They contain fine pigments with a very high pigment loading. All pigments are lightfast and non-fading
These inks are superior to dye based inks as dyes are usually not lightfast.
Supplied in convenient dropper bottles.
If using as a paint then all surfaces should be prepared and primed as per normal acrylic paints.
They adhere to surfaces that normal acrylic paints will adhere to such as wood, paper, board, canvas, galvanised steel and cement based surfaces.
Surfaces such as metals, plastic and glass require priming to ensure good adhesion.
Painting with Acrylic Inks
If undiluted they can be used as normal acrylic paint except the paint has a very high flow. These are not liquid watercolour paints but can give similar effects. The main difference is that these inks have acrylic binder that is not water soluble so once dry they cannot be lifted.
Due to the very high pigment concentration they can be diluted a significant amount. You can even add one drop of ink to 20ml water. High dilution levels will result in loss of bonding strength so the end result will be less permanent. If you dilute to a point where the dry inks can smudge on paper when rubbed, then applying a clear acrylic top coat will ensure permanence.
Should I use Acrylic Inks to colour resin?
These are acrylics so they do contain water. For this reason they are not the best product of choice for use in resins.
Rather use our Allure Epoxy Resin Colourants or many of our pigment powders to colour resin. Click here to go to resin effect products.