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I've been trying a variety...
April 19, 2015
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I've been trying a variety of white inks/pens for highlights on art, and this was a really disappointing one.
Like others have mentioned, the brush is very tiny and difficult to use (also mine came bent?), but even dipping a better brush into the bottle I found the ink/paint behaved strangely. It didn't want to flow to the tip of any brush I've used and instead collects in a big drop neeeeaaarrrly at the tip. Very weird! It also tends to dry transparent and suck up the colours underneath, staining the highlight.
Not worth it, in my experience! I've had the best highlighting luck with Windsor & Newton white and a dip pen and I think that's what I'll be sticking with.
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I found that with this...
September 23, 2015
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I found that with this product you must split it into two parts, the opaque white itself and the brush that comes with it.

In regards to the product itself I find it easy to work with and as an opaque detail-er it works very well. Once thing that may need to be mentioned is that since it is water based putting on top of water repellent works such as waxy colored pencil can be difficult. Also I found that it does tend to thicken over time, although this can be helped using a small amount of clean water. Lastly I found that it does sit on top of the paper, therefore it can be scratched off it applied thickly to a surface. All in all this is a good product that does as advertised, it is easy to work with and to some extend the viscosity of the liquid can be adjusted.

Regarding the brush, I found that in the beginning it was a very effective. It was able to create very fine line and was sufficiently flexible with just enough bend to it. Unfortunately, I did find that it was easily deformed. Although I left the bottle sitting upright and cleaned the brush with clean water after each use to avoid warping, I found that each time I opened the bottle to use it the brush would become more and more warped. In the beginning only a few of the synthetic hairs were bent, however each time despite the care I mentioned earlier the bristles began to bend in different directions thus making the brush itself unusable for its intended purposes.

In conclusion, the product itself is easy to work with and works well for its intended purpose, the brush although wonderful while it lasts is prone to damage despite the best care. Invest in the product not the brush. I found that other fine brushed work fine with the product, just be sure to clean them well after each use with water and whatever cleaning products you may need to care for your brushes.
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marinaxstudios
The white ink is quite...
September 5, 2014
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The white ink is quite good: fluid, opaque, and pretty quick to dry. (It's not a typical "wite-out" formula with alcohol that evaporates almost instantly.) I like the brush quite a bit. It's essentially a miniature rigger that makes consistent fine, straight lines over 2 inches long from one brush stroke. (Impressive for such a tiny brush.) Very efficient for cleaning up long edges. For more detailed corrections, I use a small sable brush, as I would with any other correction fluid.
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ebenfatto
I do love this stuff!...
August 26, 2014
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I do love this stuff! Perfect for final details. My only problem is the brush. Love that it is so fine tipped, but it's difficult to use. I have to almost lay the brush parallel to the paper to get the fluid from the brush to the paper -- and that's stressful! I almost ruined my art because an overly sized blob of white collected at the base of the brush. I'm almost tempted to cut the very fine tip off for better use -- or better yet, just use an paintbrush I'm more comfortable with.

Great concept for fine detail, but needs a better tip that is easier to use.
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sanchez_brianna29
Truly opaque. Great for...
July 4, 2014
Truly opaque. Great for edging and adding small precise details. My only con, is that brush itself (which is a lot like a thin nailpolish brush) s a bit difficult to maneuver.
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saprophilous
This is excellent. It...
July 18, 2016
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This is excellent. It sticks to colored pencil or markers. Makes details easy!
bsullivan54
Easy to use, really thin...
July 11, 2016
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Easy to use, really thin brush so perfect for detailed works. Sharp lines and absolutely not transparent.
francesca.longo
Goes on very thick and...
June 22, 2016
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Goes on very thick and opaque. The brush is a little tedious. Would prefer a larger opening and without the brush so I could use my own.
Not worth the hassel! [Favora...
April 25, 2016
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Not worth the hassel!

[Favorable Attributes]
-Opaque white (covers well)
-Glossy sheen
-Brush is great for creating long strokes (I find it's best use if for adding shine to hair) but otherwise difficult to use
-Quick drying

[Shortcomings]
-Hard to write over
-Bottle shape inefficient (less product would be unused if bottle was ovular shaped)
-Must keep opening of bottle clean(no crusty dried paint) otherwise it will break up your strokes and leave clumps
-Dry brush (because it's generally more favorable to dip other tools/brushes into the bottle rather than the actual brush top, it is easy to let it dry out- leaving you with an inelastic brush that is even more limeted than before- do be careful!)

[Revive Tips/ Tricks]
-I sucsessfully revived my dried out bottle with a dropper and water(don't use lots, it would dilute the paint!)
-Also sucsessfully revived the brush top by soaking it in fountain/caligraphy pen cleaner then stroking it with a stiff-bristol toothbrush

[Overall]
-The product would be awesome if it came in a bigger, ovular shaped bottle with a wider neck(to allow other tools/brushes space for dipping) and replacing the ackward brush top with a dot tool instead.
Fluffinatior
It was OK. It worked...
April 23, 2016
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It was OK. It worked well for me for a little while, then thickened into a solid. I may have given up on it too soon--I tossed it instead of trying to reconstitute it with water. So that was a waste of money (even though it did make a very satisfying "thunk" in the bottom of the trash bin).

When it worked, it was good for fixing very minute details (a lot of my art is itty bitty). The bottle began to dry out pretty quickly, and soon it was too blobby and flaky to handle those tiny details; then it became an unusable glob. I'm debating whether to try it again and try the water fix when it dries out, but, to be honest, I'd like to find something that works straight out of the bottle for a longer stretch of time so I don't have to think about it.

The brush was rubbish, as other reviewers have said. The hairs very quickly become clotted and twisted, no matter how much care you take with it. But that's par for the course, so just be prepared to have another brush along to use.
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