These authentic Chinese drawing and painting inks allow for stability and re-solubility. The inks are intense black straight from the bottle and create different values when mixed with water. Mix with Chinese watercolors for even more interesting effects. The 180ml bottles have a convenient lid that allows the cap to come off the side of the larger cap for increased flow control.
The unique adhesive formulation of the inks allows for increased stability but they will reconstitute in water. When these inks dry on absorbent papers, they can be wet mounted, which is the use of a water-based adhesive to bond the artwork to the mounting surface, without bleeding or smearing.
Silver and gold are infused with metallic powder for making stunning effects on rice paper. When used full strength on rice paper, the black outlines the gold or silver. When diluted or used on other papers, the effect is more subtle yet still beautiful.