Using Inktense

Produced by Derwent, Inktense is a product which comes in pencil and block form. As the name suggests, the colours are intense and ink-like. You can use them dry, and add water just as you might with other water-soluble media to create a range of effects. Once a wash of water has been applied, your work is permanent on paper and fabric.

We love using Inktense in our sketchbooks, altered books and on our textile work. Here are a selection of workshops to get you started.

Screenprinted Drawings on Fabric

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Rubbings: Frames and Windows

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Freehand Quilting an Inktense Drawing

Linda’s freehand quilting a recent drawing on fabric made using Derwent Inktense pencils.

Inktense Rubbings: Background Pattern

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Inktense Portraits

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Inktense Traced Print

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Working with Inktense

Do you have a set of Derwent Inktense pencils, or blocks? In this collection of videos we’ll demonstrate a diverse approach to using them in your work on paper and fabric. See how to make rubbings, use them to colour fabric, add colour to your altered books and even print with them. There are four workshops in this collection.

Altered Book and Inktense Blocks

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