How to use Daler-Rowney inks with an airbrush
Follow Carleen's step-by-step guide on how to use inks with an airbrush.
When choosing the transparency of your colours, Daler-Rowney offers different inks ranging from Aquafine (transparent watercolour ink) to FW Ink (semi-transparent ink) to System3 Ink (opaque ink).
1. Test the sprays on paper first, and decide on the motive you want to paint.
2. Make sure to clean your airbrush head with every new colour you use to guarantee colour brilliance and good airflow.
What you'll need
System3 Acrylic Ink
Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylic Inks are multi-surface, pigment-based opaque inks, ideal for mixed media and multi-technique applications. The System3 Acrylic Inks are water-based, water-resistant when dry and can be used inside as well as outdoor.VIEW
FW Acrylic Ink
Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Inks are acrylic based, pigmented, water-resistant artists' inks with a high degree of lightfastness and intermixability. FW Acrylic Ink can be used straight out of the dropper, or diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones.VIEW
Aquafine Watercolour Ink
Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Inks are higly saturated, pigment-based inks that are perfect for a wide range of uses and techniques. The Aquafine Inks can be applied directly using the included dropper or use brushes, paint markers, technical pens or airbrushes.VIEW
FW Pearlescent Ink
Daler-Rowney FW Pearlescent Inks can be used to add shimmer and shine to decorative arts such as greeting cards, seasonal decorations, mounts and frames. They are perfect for creating dazzling effects on various surfaces.VIEW
About the artist
Carleen De Sözer is widely regarded as one of London’s most skilled and diverse aerosol and airbrush artists.