will forever be in your debt if you can solve my problem. I'm
addressing wedding invitation envelopes (200 -- sigh!) for my
soon to be daughter-in-law. Decided on a great style and all
was well until I put ink to paper and the envelopes are so--ooo
porous everything is bleeding. Can't change paper obviously.
Working with cartridge - Rotring 1.1 is ALMOST passable, but
while I love the new Pilot Parallel Pen for ease - it's too
much ink. (I've tried their ink cartridge and tried filling
it with Higgins engrossing black, too.) Can you recommend a
"drier" ink that the pen can handle without gunking
up? Going to a dip pen will double the size of this project
for me. Speaking of size - do I dare try any sizing of the envelopes?
I've never done this and it scares me to death!
you for any advice you can share!
Bleeding in Cleveland
Bleeding in Cleveland,
pounce the envelopes with gum sandarac then use the rotring
pen if it's almost okay. You can get sandarac from Brenda Broadbent
at Pen and Ink Books and John Neal.
already ground and you put it into some material (I use 2 layers
of cotton or t-shirt and draw it up and wrap an elastic band
around it) so it's a little pouch, then pounce it onto the envelope
rub a little with the pouch and blow on it. That's it. Nothing
to be afraid of. Another solution is to spray acrylic spray
fixitive (matte) onto the envelopes, this helps keep it from
bleeding. I spray a light spray over the surface and let dry
thoroughly. Do this outside because of the fumes. I put newspaper
down first. Then write on it, if it still bleeds spray it again
and again till you find the right amount.
can't give you any ink that will bleed less and still come out
of the fountain pen. Maybe Higgins Eternal but I'm not sure
about that. Generally, if the paper is very porous you have
to treat the paper or use gouache or stick ink. The fountain
pen doesn’t give you much choice as far as ink goes. So
you’ll have to decide if you are willing to go to a dip
pen which has more possibility for different writing liquids.