Can you get sumi ink? I've tried Pelikan and it worked, sometimes, but sumi was the most consistent for me. Also, if your ink is sinking, you may need to dilute it just a little or add a tiny bit of dispersant to the ink.
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 21:18:48 -0000
From: "flower_gurl4eva" <flowergurl4eva@...
Subject: Newbie intro and question
My name is flowers, or at least thats what I go by online and off.
No, my mom didn't name me flowers, my sons named me flowergurl4eva,
because of my garden. I like paper and anything that has to do with
paper arts. Have taken one marbling class and found it to be
relaxing. I particularly like the Suminagashi, and would eventually
like to learn some of the styles I see. I am quite fascinated by the
Peacock effect in marbling, and one day I hope to be able to learn how
that is done.
My question is about ink. I have read that floating ink on water the
best ink to use is Pelikan brand. Is this a fact? What I don't know
is if I should dilute this in any way. Can someone advise me on this
please? I tried Higgins, speedball, and a few other inks. They
actually looked like they were twirling in the water and then the ink
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