Welcome to Wednesday and the newest MidWeek Muse video, where I’m experimenting with Daler Rowney’s FW Pearlescent Inks.
The FW Inks are water based colors, with incredible amounts of pearlescent shimmer and rich pigment, just right for all kinds of journal and mixed media creating. I don’t know what the FW designation from Daler Rowney means, but it should stand for ‘fabulous’ and ‘wonderful’, because that’s what they are. Most of the folks I know and correspond with love working with shimmery colors. If that’s you, then I think you’re going to very enamored with these inks.
In the video I’m going to demo a number of techniques that I know you’ll want to try, but perhaps the one I love the most is creating shimmery sprays. It’s as simple as using an empty bottle with water in it and adding some of the ink. I recommend 1 to 3 eyedroppers per about 1 ounce of water, depending on the intensity of the final spray color you desire. When you watch the video you’ll see it’s as simple as it sounds, too.