FW Artists’ Ink is an acrylic-based, pigmented, water-resistant ink (on most surfaces), all of which have either a 3 or 4 star rating for permanence. Such a high degree of lightfastness over such a range of fully intermixable colours makes them ideal for use by artists in the production of pictures for permanent display.
Equally, however, colours can be substantially diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolour. Such washes will dry to a water-resistant film on virtually all surfaces and successive layers of colour can be laid over. FW Artists’ Inks work well through airbrushes and technical pens.
Bottle Size: 29.5ml.
The Shimmering Ink Set contains the following colours:-
shimmering blue, velvet violet, shimmering green, shimmering gold, shimmering red, and black
Acrylic inks are made using a pigment and a binder much like oils, acrylics and watercolours. Sometimes the binder and pigment may separate in the bottle and will need shaking to mix them again so that they are ready for use. This is more common in colours such as white and yellow, so you may find that these colours need more shaking than darker colours. The degree of separation varies from one range to another, and should not be considered a fault.
Having now read the pamphlet that comes with them and done some tests these are much more limited than other inks and paints. Not good value. Annette Morris (Erinhill) (Quarante, France) on 16 Nov 2017