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All-Purpose Ink

USE FOR: marbling, painting, stamping

USE ON: fabric, wood, paper, leather and other porous surfaces

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Tsukineko has released a tiny bottle full of powerful color!

It's blendability, washability and versatility, has made this quick-drying craft ink a fast favorite among fabric artists on natural fabrics. Works great for Marbling! Has a very light hand, if any. They can be used on wood, paper, leather and other porous surfaces, All-Purpose Inks are water-based and non-toxic, making it fun for artists of all ages.

When used on fabrics, the ink must be heat set for permanence. For best results the manufacturer recommends using 100% cotton or silk, but we think it sure work on any natural fabric with a smooth surface. Heat set between color applications to prevent bleeding. Or layer colors to achieve a blended "watercolor" effect.

Here's a quick and easy example of the All-Purpose Inks being used for marbling with the shaving cream method (also see the great article on page 20 of the September 2013 issue of Threads Magazine on shaving cream marbling with these Inks!):


Made in: Made in: JAPAN (JP)

Stock # Details List Price 1-4 5-19 20+
15 ml. $4.49 $4.05 $3.67 $3.37
15 ml. Metallics $4.99 $4.54 $4.15 $3.79

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7 Thistle
10 Green Apple
11 Lemon Yellow
12 Tangerine
14 Poppy Red
15 Cherry Pink
16 Peony Purple
18 Ultramarine
19 Cerulean Blue
20 Tropical Lagoon
21 Emerald
22 Spring Green
33 Rose Pink
36 Wisteria
38 Sky Blue
40 Mint Green
52 Sand
53 Autumn Leaf
54 Chocolate
55 Truffle
57 Ash Rose
58 Sky Mist
60 Celadon
61 Burgundy
62 Midnight
63 Forest
66 Thyme
80 White
81 Cool Gray
82 Real Black
90 Banana Cream
91 Black Iris
92 Red Delicious
93 Blue Bayou
94 Heritage Pine
95 Tuscan Beige
96 Orchid Odyssey
97 Sedona Clay
98 Vintage Wine
70 Vegas Gold
71 Platinum
72 Frost White
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73 Bright Copper
74 Champagne Mist
75 Black Pearl
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When applying to fabrics, for best results the manufacturer recommends using 100% cotton or silk. We think it would probably work on any natural fiber with a smooth surface.

Heat set the inks with a hot iron (as hot as the fabric will withstand) for approximately 2 minutes per side.

Then let it sit for about a week to cure before washing.

Following these few steps you will be able to wash the material multiple times and not experience any fading.

All-Purpose Ink Sets

Every set includes four 15 ml bottles of Tsukineko's All-Purpose Ink, 4 Pointed-tip and 4 Round-tip Foam Core Dye Pens, 2 ink wells, 1 ink dropper, and a stand for the foam core dye pens.

4 Color Set Selection:

  • Back to Basics: Lemon Yellow, Poppy Red, Ultramarine, Real Black
  • Painted Face: Sand, Chocolate, Ash Rose, Tuscan Beige
  • Colors in Bloom: Cherry Pink, Spring Green, Wisteria, Sky Blue
  • Down by the Sea: Sky Mist, Celadon, Cool Gray, Blue Bayou
  • Falling Leaves: Autumn Leaves, Forest, Sedona Clay, Vintage Wine
  • Deck the Halls: Gold, Platinum, Red Delicious, Heritage Pine
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price 1-4 5+
  #901 - Back to Basics
  #902 - Painted Face
  #903 - Colors in Bloom
  #904 - Down by the Sea
  #905 - Falling Leaves
  #906 - Deck the Halls
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I have been painting and teaching using this product for many years. It is quite user friendly especially when applied using FANASTIX fiber applicators. No prep.. No cleanup. Always ready to go. Yeah! Patt Blair
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A little goes a long way with these. I use them in the Make-your-own-Markers for details or with a brush also with blank foam pads for use with stamps. They work well on most softsmooth fabrics I have tried. I even used them to update a little faux suede jacket. They are so easy to use that I find I often use them to spontaneously add a little accent of color to sewn projects.
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