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 .......