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Derwent Inktense Pencils, 71 colours + outliner pencil
Water soluble coloured pencils which can be used dry or wet, the Inktense colours can be blended together and intensify when water is applied. The ink marks become permanent and can be used in combination with other media to create a variety of stunning effects. The non-soluble Inktense outliner pencil allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied.
Inktense products make an ideal companion for watercolour artists who like to work directly with a brush on all sizes of artwork. They can be used like pans of paint, applied directly to wet or dry paper and use on their side to cover large areas quickly. While watercolours are transparent and "washable", water-soluble Inktense become more vibrant when wet and the marks are permanent.
Inktense pencils and Inktense blocks offer very exciting opportunities for textiles artists. As the ink is permanent, it can be used on fabric and designs can be washed at 30°C and the fabric retains a good handle. On silk fabric, gutta outliner can be used to define areas and stop the Inktense colours from bleeding.
Please download the Derwent Inktense Pencils colour chart to help make your colour selection.