Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Hairline with white ink

Hi Schin, how do you make good hairline with white ink? I cannot make good fine stroke with my Pro White, it’s really “thick” indeed. The ink runs out so fast and easily drops on the paper. Is it because of the liquid or hand pressure. I would really appreciate if you can share your experience :)

Hi Huy,

I must admit that I don’t like the Pro White very much, just something about the consistency makes it too ‘chalky’ and difficult to use to achieve the very precise lines and turns in Spencerian/copperplate. I suggest perhaps thinning it with some gum arabic and use a thick paper (so it will resist some), or the best advice of all.. just get some Bleedproof white!


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