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    Indian ink problem

    I have a lot of indian ink and I want to make bottles of different shades of grey. When I try mixing water with the ink I get these little crumbs (black dots) in it when applying it on paper. Is this caused by the ink or the water? How do I get rid of them?
    I know it doesn't necessarily show when making strokes but still I'd like to know if it's possible.

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    Try using distilled or deionized water. It may be that your water has some impurities that are causing this.

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    Or, how old or cheap is the ink? I used to get them especially with ink that had sat a while, so all little dry bits has been mixed in the ink bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    Or, how old or cheap is the ink? I used to get them especially with ink that had sat a while, so all little dry bits has been mixed in the ink bottle.
    I once opened a bottle of india ink after 30 years: the ink had separated into a black oily layer and a clear transparent layer, which couldn't possibly be restored

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    Yeah I think that's the problem.. I was always too intimidated by that stuff so it just stood there for a few years. There are no "happy little accidents" with Indian ink!

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