Using Ecoline Inks with Brush or Pen

Ecoline watercolour inks are compatible with watercolour, mixed media and illustration papers. Water-soluble Ecoline inks contain no shellac and can be applied with brushes, dip pens and airbrushes without causing clogging. Here are a few ideas on how to use this versatile medium to express your creativity on personalised greeting cards.

Instructions:

How to use Ecoline inks on Strathmore cards

 

Ecoline watercolour inks feature concentrated vibrant colours that are thin enough to use like an ink but function much in the same way that a traditional watercolour does. The colours can be mixed to create an infinite spectrum of hues.

Strathmore creative cards, mixed media cards and stamping cards are perfect canvases for Ecoline watercolour inks.

 

  1. With a water reservoir brush:

Use an eyedropper to fill a water reservoir brush pen with the colour of your choice. Dilute your ink with water to create a paler hue or mix your colours directly in the reservoir. Water brushes are a convenient tool for adding custom colours to your palette or panting on the go. The individual nylon bristles give a similar effect to that of a traditional brush and the reservoir provides a continuous flow of ink.

 

  1. With a dip pen:

Simply dip your nib into the pot, removing excess ink by brushing the underside against the lip of the opening. This type of ink is also perfectly suited to creating custom lettering and fonts with a watercolour effect. Dip your nib in clean water to change the shade of the ink and create varied tone.

 

  1. Decorate your cards:

Experiment with traditional paintbrushes, dip pens, and water reservoir brushes within the same card. You’ll be surprised by the variety of effects that can be achieved.

You will need:

  • Ecoline water-soluble ink
  • Water reservoir brush
  • Plastic pipettes
  • Small round sable (or synthetic) hair paintbrush suitable for watercolour
  • Dip nib pen
  • Package of Strathmore cards and envelopes for mixed media, watercolour or stamping
  • Clean brushes and pens with water

Suggested Products

Using Ecoline Inks with Brush or Pen

Ecoline Watersoluble Ink

ECOLINE

Available in 48 Colours

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Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Using Ecoline Inks with Brush or Pen

Koi water brush with reservoir

KOI

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Koi water brush with reservoir

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  • 9ML
  • TIP: SMALL
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Koi water brush with reservoir

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  • 9ML
  • TIP: MEDIUM
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Koi water brush with reservoir

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  • 9ML
  • TIP: LARGE
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Tim Holtz® water brush with reservoir - Detailer tip

RA33080

  • 2.5 MM
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Tim Holtz® water brush with reservoir - 1/2" flat tip

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  • 13 MM
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Pack of 3 waterbrush paintbrushes

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  • 3 BRUSHES
  • TYPE OF HAIR: NYLON
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Richeson Plastic Pipettes

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  • 3 ML
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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

RMART

Available in 15 Sizes

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-0

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-10

  • #10
  • WIDTH: 7.2 MM
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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-12

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-2/0

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-3

  • #3
  • WIDTH: 3.6 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: KOLINSKY RED SABLE

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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  • 4
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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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  • #4/0
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  • TYPE OF HAIR: KOLINSKY RED SABLE

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-5

  • #5
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  • TYPE OF HAIR: KOLINSKY RED SABLE

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

R8404-5/0

  • #5/0
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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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  • Size: 6/0

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Red sable Kolinsky paintbrush

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Fresco Brush Round #0

R862X

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-0

  • #0
  • WIDTH: 1.5 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-10

  • #10
  • WIDTH: 4 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-12

  • #12
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  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-14

  • #14
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  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-16

  • #16
  • WIDTH: 6.7 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-18

  • #18
  • WIDTH: 7.2 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-2

  • #2
  • WIDTH: 1.5 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-20

  • #20
  • WIDTH: 7.6 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-24

  • #24
  • WIDTH: 8.5 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-4

  • #4
  • WIDTH: 1.7 MM
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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-6

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  • WIDTH: 2.4 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Round Sable Paintbrush

R862-8

  • #8
  • WIDTH: 3.2 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SABLE

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504

Available in 10 Sizes

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-0

  • #0
  • WIDTH: 2.2 MM
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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-1

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-10

  • #10
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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-2

  • #2
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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-2X0

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  • WIDTH: 2 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-3

  • #3
  • WIDTH: 3.5 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC SABLE

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-4

  • #4
  • WIDTH: 4 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-6

  • #6
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  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-6X0

  • #6/0
  • WIDTH: 1.1 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC

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Prescision Aqua Synthetic Paintbrushes - Round

R8504-8

  • #8
  • WIDTH: 6 MM
  • TYPE OF HAIR: SYNTHETIC

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Pen and Nib Art Box

A6859AB

  • 7.125 X 3.75 X 0.75 IN
  • COMPARTMENT COUNT: 5

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Speedball Pen & Ink Set

S94155

  • INCLUDED: INK
$6.99

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Hunt Pen Holder

H9451

  • NIB: REGULAR
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Speedball – C lettering dip nibs

C4

  • C4
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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

STRDEKEDGEF

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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

Fluo White

S105-11

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

Fluo White

S105-160

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

Fluo White

S105-260

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 50
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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

Fluo White

S105-660

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 100
$51.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Fluorescent White

Fluo White

S10516

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
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Plain Edge Creative Cards

STRPLEDGE

Available in 2 Sizes

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Plain Edge Creative Cards

White

S105-120

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$8.59

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Plain Edge Creative Cards

White

S105-220

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 50
$30.99

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White

S105-4

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Plain Edge Creative Cards

White

S10512

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 20
$13.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

STRDEKEDGE

Available in 3 Sizes

Choose Your Size
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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

S105-130

  • 5 X 7 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$8.59

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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

S105-15

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

S105-235

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 50
$30.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

S105-30

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 20
$13.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, Ivory

S105-630

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 100
$51.99

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Mixed Media Cards

CARTENVMM

Available in 3 Sizes

Choose Your Size
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Mixed Media Cards

S105-18

  • 3.5 X 4.8 IN
$5.99

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Mixed Media Cards

S105-462

  • 5 X 6.8 IN
$8.59

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Mixed Media Cards

S105-662

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 100
$59.99

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Stamping Cards

STRSTPCD

Available in 2 Sizes

Choose Your Size

Stamping Cards

White

S105-19

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 20
$13.99

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Stamping Cards

White

S105-5

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Stamping Cards

White

S105190

  • 5 X 6.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$8.59

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Strathmore 4 x 9 Watercolour Cards

S105-153

  • 9.8 X 22.9 CM
  • QUANTITY: 10
$8.59

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Strathmore 3 x 5 Watercolour Cards

S105-23

  • 8.9 X 12.4 CM
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, white and blue

White And Blue

S105-13

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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Deckled edge creative cards, white and red

White And Red

S105-9

  • 3.5 X 4.875 IN
  • QUANTITY: 10
$5.99

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