How Lightfast is Inktense?

How Lightfast is Inktense?

Your artworks will not lose vibrancy for 100 years under museum conditions. Derwent uses the Blue Wool Scale (ISO 105) to evaluate lightfastness. 90% of colours within the Inktense Pencils and Inktense Blocks ranges are lightfast.

Are Inktense blocks permanent?

Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks provide an easy and versatile way to add color to fabric. They come in a wide range of colors, are blendable, can be applied wet or dry, and are permanent once they have dried.

What is the difference between Inktense and watercolor?

Both pencils are highly blendable but the formulation of each pencil varies. The softer formulation of Watercolour makes for easy transfer to paper, whilst Inktense has a harder, waxier laydown. Inktense cores are also slightly thicker and feel chunkier to hold.

Are Derwent Inktense pencils archival?

The Derwent pencils that are marked with the highest level of lightfastness won’t start to fade for over 100+ years, making them very archival for use in fine art.

How good are Derwent Inktense pencils?

Derwent Inktense pencils are our best watercolour pencil ever! You can use them dry but mix them with water and WOW! the colour turns into vibrant ink. Once it’s dry, the colour is fixed and you can work over the top of it, and, because it is permanent it’s great for using on fabric such as silk and cotton!

Is Inktense washable?

But since they are inks, the colors are permanent once dry. The permanency of the Inktense color once dry is of a distinct advantage since it allows for color overlay of multiple layers such as a watercolor medium will not. Inktense allows for over washing or color building on top of the previous color.

Is Inktense water soluble?

Derwent Inktense Pencils are water soluble pencils that ALSO claim to be PERMANENT once dry.

Are Inktense pencils oil based?

Is Derwent Inktense pencils wax or oil-based? Our Inktense pencils are wax-based.

What are Derwent Inktense blocks made of?

Inktense blocks are made by Derwent Pencils and are water soluble ink blocks. They come in crayon like form but are a little softer to use, like pastels. You can use them like pencils and draw your design, and then use a wet paintbrush to run over the ink lines and the ink becomes more vibrant and soluble.

Can you use Inktense on canvas?

Can you use Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks on canvases…? Answer… YES you can! The brilliant thing with Inktense is that they not only have masses of pigment which is released when you add water – but they dry permanently and can be used on a canvas with acrylic paint.