Derivan Block Ink Medium and Extender is a versatile medium which can be used in two ways to create fantastic relief prints.
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.
As a medium - add Matisse Structure Acrylic paint colours to Block Ink Medium and Extender to create block ink from the paint.
When using as an extender add from 1:9 to 9:1 ratio of 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.
Gamblin Relief Ink (Block Printing for lino etc) Oil Based but water wash up.please note Ultramarine is now replaced by Phthalo Blue Wash up with warm soapy water!!! or Gamsol. Formulated for all relief techniques, woodblock, linocut, monotype, and Solarplate. They contain the right amount of stiffness and tack to hold fine detail yet spread evenly on the block or plate. 10 Colours in 175ml jars.
Portland Intense Black: is a deep rich black with a cool undertone
To reduce the stiffness and tack you can use the following modifiers:
Burnt Plate Oils
Used to lower the viscosity of the ink. Burnt Plate Oil should be added to inks sparingly, as the detail of a print may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid.
Burnt Plate Oil #000 a couple of drops into relief ink reduces tack and is a good match for use with all Gamblin Relief Inks. dries faster
Speedball Water Soluble Relief/Block Printing Inks
Give your creations all the brilliance they deserve with inks from Speedball.
These inks are easy to clean up with water, non toxic, gluten free and super for printmaking with lino, wood, ezicarve, gelli plates, vinyl tiles.
All Speedball inks are AP Non-Toxic and are excellent for use in the studio, school or home.