non toxic printmaking
My experience with waterbased inks and other water-based media.
At one point I had to take a year off from art because I had become so chemically sensitive to everything. Then I found Akua inks and have been able to print again. Since that time I have added a number of other materials to my printmaking and tried various other waterbased inks. They all have their positive qualities and their downsides. I find I can do most of what I want with fewer problems using Akua.
There have been many improvements in waterbased inks over the past few years. I have become so use to working with them I wouldn’t go back to oil, even if I could.
One of the things I really love about Akua is the ease of clean up and that I can walk away from working and go back a day later and start right where I left off. I don't have to clean anything up. That is saying something when you are tired after hours in the studio. Akua dries by absorbs ion not evaporation so the inks stay wet on the palette.
This sounds like a promo for Akua, it isn’t. I have found something that works for me and want to share it with others.