Bister Ink Powder 40ml (Individual colour)
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.
TIPS FROM CYRUS PANG:
- 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.