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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:28 AM
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I've used both india ink (brown, not black) and acrylic ink (many colors available).
Both are waterproof when dry.
Dilute the ink with a 1part ink/7parts water/3parts alcohol mix and immerse the sail material, pull it out, shake off the excess ink solution and hang to dry.
You can dab extra ink solution on areas where you want deeper color.
Takes experimenting with ink color and dilution level to get the final dried color you want.
Enough ink stays on to "weather" the material without stiffening it.
Experiment with small pieces first!
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