Schmincke’s Aero Color range offers liquid acrylic inks that are highly pigmented and lightfast. These inks can be applied using brushes, dip pens & technical pens, the Schmincke Aero Color liners (empty markers which can be filled with ink) or with an airbrush. Aero Color inks have been formulated to work especially well in airbrushes – hence the name “Aero” Color. They adhere particularly well to all types of paper and cardboard as well as traditional non-absorbent surfaces such as film, hard plastics, canvas, and metals that have been prepared properly.
The classic range includes 36 brilliant colours – many of which are single, pure pigment shades – and offer endless mixing capabilities. There are also 12 special effect metallic and shimmer shades that are simply magical! These work well on both light and dark backgrounds.
The Total Cover range of Aero Color inks contain a special pigmentation to give the inks total coverage over existing designs and on dark surfaces.
The inks dry waterproof with a satin finish. They are available in a 28 ml bottle with an easy-to-use applicator which is great for dispensing ink into a palette or for direct application to paper for interesting effects. The dropper is also helpful for mixing colour ratios as the correct amount can be dispensed by counting drops.
With Aero Color inks it is possible to mimic popular watercolour techniques, including wet-in-wet painting and glazing techniques where the colors are diluted with water. You can also even try working with the inks alongside Schmincke watercolours – combining waterproof and non-waterproof media.