Originally developed for monotype printmaking, Akua Liquid Pigment (formerly Akua Kolor) can also be used for other techniques, such as Japanese woodcut and painting on paper. By adding drops of these concentrated pigments into Akua Intaglio Transparent Base, you can custom make intaglio or relief inks. Akua Liquid Pigment is made with light fast pigments, pure gum binders and honey-- no chalk, fillers, dryers, or polymers are added. Colors dry with a luminous finish. The addition of honey gives the brilliant and vibrant appearance.
Akua Liquid Pigment has an exceptionally rich working consistency which 'feels right' for both additive and reductive monotype techniques. It's unique slow drying formula allows many hours to create an image on the monotype plate. Akua Liquid Pigment is rolled directly onto the plate. There is no need to roll-up and transfer the ink using a separate ink slab. Rolling Akua Liquid Pigment directly on the plate will save you money and time because ink is never wasted, and no time is spent cleaning an ink slab.
You can choose from a wide range of Akua modifiers to adjust sheen, thickness and transparency, and Akua Liquid Pigement can be mixed into Akua Intaglio Inks or Transparent Base to create various new colors for intaglio or relief techniques. Akua Liquid Pigment can also be printed on top or beneath Akua Intaglio inks for multi-plate overlays.
Akua Inks are professional quality, water-based inks created by two printmakers, Susan Rostow and William Jung, to provide safe, fume free inks. Akua (Hawaiian for 'Spirit' and 'Honor the Land') inks are made with high quality, light-fast pigments for the professional artist. They do not contain toxic dryers or hazardous ingredients. Wet Paint is proud to offer two unique lines of this versatile and easy-to-use ink.