S1022. Nicker Poster Colour 40ml
This professional-grade color is a totally different product from commonly available "poster paint." Similar to gouache with dense pigment, this ink can be thinned to be used with a dip pen. The paint is also excellent for brush lettering, painting, and other brushwork. The colors mix easily so you can custom make any color needed. Recommended by John Stevens and used in his brush lettering classes. At the 2022 IAMPETH Convention in Atlanta, Suzanne Cunningham showed participants how to use this for Copperplate!
Dries to a matte finish NICKER Poster Colour is made with pure arabic gum as the binder. Compared to dextrin, which is normally used, you can feel a remarkable smooth spread. In addition, it can be used for various watercolor techniques with little side effects due to the manufacturing method with no excess additives. It is a versatile paint that can be used as both an opaque and transparent watercolor.
I did not know how to use this at first for the pointed pen. DId a little research and found that this ink has a huge percentage of gum Arabic in it. Then I treated it like I would with Dr. Martin's Bleedproof Ink. I pull a small amount out, mix with distilled water to the consistency I want for the pointed pen and WOW! The colors are so vibrant and I know it will hold to the paper. The colors are great and now I use it regularly!
Beautiful colours and worked well for calligraphy with a brush and also with a nib when thinned down
Only tried two colors but they are sharp and consistent. Will order more
I am an artist/illustrator who works in watercolors and oils. Nicker Poster Colours are an amazing paint that allows me to use both watercolor and oil techniques within the same painting. They are a rich, versatile paint that retains strong, vibrant color in transparent washes and glazing techniques, but also can be used for opaque painting and blending. A terrific product all around!