Tack Thickener thickens Akua Liquid Pigment and also adds gloss for heavier roll-up applications. It can be used for creating denser Akua Liquid Pigment roll-ups onto monotype plates or woodblocks. It is medium amber in colour with a thick consistency. Soap and water clean-up.
Adding Tack Thickener to the Akua Liquid Pigment makes it feel more like an oil-based ink. It also helps to keep the ink on the surface of the paper so that it remains vibrant after it dries. The Liquid Pigment will have a different working quality when Tack Thickener has been added, when drawing into the inked surface of the plate it makes the ink wipe away with less tonal variations. This means you will have clean, sharp lines when creating reductive monotypes.
The Liquid Pigment should be poured into the Tack Thickener at a ratio of between 20-40% Tack Thickener to Pigment. Any more than this and the ink will start to become grainy. A very small amount of Tack Thickener should be used with Liquid Pigment for brushwork.
Roll out the tack thickened ink with a soft rubber brayer on a seperate ink slab. Once the brayer is evenly coated, roll and transfer the ink onto the monotype plate.
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|Size : ml||118 ml|
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