TOOLS: De Atramentis Document White Ink

W16 6 DEA DOC WHITE 02I am very excited about the new
De Atramentis Document White ink (DeA hereafter).

W16 INK PENS WHITE copyI use white inks from time to time, mostly in sketching, and have finally found
good white ink sketch pens: Faber-Castell PITT artist pen WHITE 101 (fat, pale white,
love it), and the Uniball Signo UM-153 (think brilliant white lines).
However, I love fountain pens, and also paint with inks in place of watercolors from
time to time.  I want waterproof inks.  I also don’t want to contribute,
however small, to the mounting plastic headed for the dump.

W16 6 INK BACK PAGES 04 DTLI began tests, playing on smooth paper, above, and Canson paper, rough, below.
On smooth paper (granted the paper is yellow but it is against the other inks) the ink doesn’t perform quite as well as on the more textured Canson papers.
I brushed the DeA ink and wrote with the Jinhao, below, on Canson papers:

W16 6 16 DEA WHITE 01Sometimes I test while making silly cards for Mitchell.
I also popped some Luma watercolors over the top to test the waterproof qualities.
Everything is excellent: crisp, brilliant, waterproof.

W16 6 DEA DOC WHITE INK MRP PIE 02W16 6 DEA DOC WHITE INK MRP PIE 03W16 6 DEA DOC WHITE INK MRP PIE 01 Conclusion, I LOVE IT! 

I will keep my Pitt and Uniball Signo for travel, as I can leave them in for long periods of time without use — but the De Atramentis Document white ink is a keeper!

Bright Ideas multi-color journal and Canson Blue homemade folding journal; Jinhao pen (too fat and heavy for words) with De Atramentis Document white ink, and comparisons to the White Uniball Signo and fat Pitt white pen.  Some Daniel Smith watercolors.

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8 Responses to TOOLS: De Atramentis Document White Ink

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I like how it gives you options to use colored backgrounds. I’m sure it’s not the only way, but it’s a stunning effect.

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  2. Youanna N. says:

    Hmm…. I have not had the courage yet to get into tinted paper, but Cathy Johnson uses it, and I am so impressed by her skill to paint/draw with whites! And you love the white, and make me want to jump at the idea…and get a bottle! Of ink, of course!! 😜

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  3. The DeA white looks like a keeper. I too have a Jinhao pen – orange – I was seduced by the colour and it’s a beast, only good to stay at home!

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