Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Highlighting with Herbin

Stephanie

Our friend Cheryl at The Writer’s Bloc Blog wrote a post yesterday about using s0me of the lighter shades of J. Herbin fountain pen ink for the purpose of highlighting. This makes perfect practical sense as to why such light color inks exist, but I’ve had a little bit of difficulty making this work for me. Bouton d’or bled through the thin pages of Eat, Pray, Love and made a smudgy mess when I tried to highlight over ink jet printed pages of a book I had been working on. (Maybe I didn’t let them dry long enough?)

Do you use fountain pen inks to highlight? If yes, how do you use them, and which colors are most successful for you?


12 thoughts on “Highlighting with Herbin

  1. I tried PR DC SUPER purple very diluted in a brush pen and it works well. No bleed through on most papers I tried.

  2. I tried PR DC SUPER purple very diluted in a brush pen and it works well. No bleed through on most papers I tried.

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