View Full Version : Make your own Washes!

21-10-2009, 01:19 AM


21-10-2009, 02:16 AM
Now that is awesome, been thinking about trying my own hand at making some custom inks for quite a while. Seems simple and decently prized enough to make a few bottles for some special projects. Anything dealin with loads of light colours and blending would be perfect for this!

21-10-2009, 04:06 PM
Good find, and definitely interesting, although I'm not sure I could justify it myself :p

21-10-2009, 04:27 PM
Great find I love using those inks in my painting.
The same inks also work great for changing your paints colors and seems to make blending easer.

22-10-2009, 06:59 AM
Actually, not as expensive as it might seem.

Quick check on WWW shows that you can get the Liquitex medium and flow improver in the UK from Discountart.co.uk for 4.40 for 118ml.

If you use the Vallejo 17ml dropper bottles to store your mixed washes, which you can buy empty on eBay for about 2 for 6 + P&P, that's enough medium to half-fill 14 bottles: 31p per bottle.

The Flow Improver will last for about 140 bottles at 1:10 dilution! 3p per bottle.

Inks themselves cost 2.50 - 4, and again will last a long time as you don't use much. At least 10 mixes, I would think. 25 - 40p a go.

Not entirely sure what purpose the alcohol serves.

So, a basic bottle of medium as described in the article is 67p including the bottle. Including ink, somewhere between 90p and 1.10 a bottle. That's only about one-third the price of GW's products, which are only 12ml. Plus infinite variability.

If you stick with using/mixing GW or Vallejo inks you already have in stock or will use anyway, then you're down to less than 70p per bottle. What's not to like!

22-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Medium and flow improver are only 3.50 per 118ml at Chromosart.co.uk .......