|Item Weight||4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.8 x 0.6 x 4.7 inches|
|Item model number||2300442|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||2300442|
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- Chunky shape makes them extremely versatile
- Ideal for loose, expressive landscapes and vibrant still-life paintings
- Use them dry to apply fine lines or broad, expressive strokes
- Wet they can be used as pans of paint, or apply directly for intense color
- Set of 12 colors can be combined with Inktense pencils
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Derwent Inktense blocks are versatile, watersoluble, chunky blocks of vibrant ink-like color that bring a fresh perspective to your work. Use them to apply color directly to wet or dry paper or fabric and turn them on their side to cover larger areas. Dry, they deliver pure, vibrant color. Washed out, they become transparent, ink-like paint that can be worked over when dry. Inktense Blocks can also be used for rubber stamping and decoupage and are ideal for loose, expressive landscapes and colorful still lifes. They also can be used with fabric to create stunning silk paintings and quilts. They work beautifully with Derwent Inktense pencils.
- Use wet or dry
- 8 mm square
- 75 mm long
- Also available in a metal tin of 24
Tips for Using Inktense Blocks:
- Wash clean water over your board or paper before drawing with Inktense Blocks for a rich, flowing line.
- Use the edges and points of your Inktense Blocks for superb calligraphic strokes.
- Scrape some Inktense pigment using a craft knife into clean water to create vivid inks.
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Top Customer Reviews
Long story short - I really, really love these blocks, and they have become a staple supply for my art journaling right alongside my acrylic paints and stencils. You don't have to lay down a lot of color to get intense results, but if you do they are very opaque and rich. They are quite versatile in use, too - you can use them like crayons and scribble on your page/canvas/etc... and then take a wet paintbrush or mister and apply water on them to help the color come out. You can take a wet paintbrush and take color off the block itself, take an old credit card, exacto knife, or painter's knife and scrap some of of the block off in a pile then add water, or you can also lay down a stencil and draw through them with the blocks, then use a small paintbrush to color in the resulting pattern.
My favorite thing about these blocks is that they dry quickly, and once dry, are permanent. This is bad if you like going back and reactivating your paints with water, but I'm not a big fan of traditional watercolors, so these are perfect for me. I've found they work great being layered on the top or bottom of acrylic paints, and when mixed together blend nicely. They can also tint gesso and texture/modeling paste great, too, although the colors will lighten (obviously) if added to white.
I also found them easy to clean from my paintbrushes, merely swishing them in water until no more color comes out seems to work just fine. In comparison/contrast with the pencil version of these blocks, they're more-or-less equal, one being in a pencil format, the other being in blocks. If you wanted to paint extremely small areas, the pencils have a slight advantage, but you could still use a small paintbrush and take color from the blocks and still get a similar effect.
Another big plus for me is that you can buy the blocks individually ($1.59/block on DickBlicks) which will be helpful as I slowly start to collect all the colors.
All in all, this is a fantastic product. Blocks came undamaged, and the shipping/delivery was fast and without issue.