Bister Ink Powder 40ml (Individual colour) *

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This powdered ink from Europe gives warm earthy tone colours. The powders all look very similar. A little bit goes a long way.

Mix in a small, screw-top Dinky Dip: about 1-part powder to 4-parts water. Add more water if too thick, or add more powder if too thin. 


Also available as a sample set (vials - approx 5ml)



  • I use a mini spoon or a small spatula to transfer small amounts of powder into a plastic jar, then add water by using a glass eye dropper or an airtight leakproof dropper bottle.
  • I make my unique orange colour by mixing yellow bister powder with mahogany powder.
  • If you want to create a 'brown orange' colour, then you can try to mix red and yellow bister powders together.
  • As usual, I use distilled water instead of normal tap water. This powder takes time to dissolve, I leave the bottle as it is for about 3 to 6 hours after mixing before I start writing.
  • Please note: Red colour and mahogany colour look quite similar, you can try to add a bit (really just a tiny little bit) of black bister powder to the mahogany to darken it.

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