Ink is a universal ancient material with great power. Its support tool is feather that has an unlimited amount of interpretation.
I use two types of inks: sumi and stationary one.
Sumi. This is an Asian trade. One has to develop patience in order to produce the most black ink. I found it to be very useful for things that require treatment. It protects from mold, bugs. It is the perfect black.
Stationary. This ink is extremely fine and thin in order to be able to work in extremely fine graphic pens that give lines of 0,05mm. It dilutes very well in a lot of steps. In that way one can make draft lines that are not that visible as black ones, for that is supportive information. It is advisable to get one bottle of color ink and one black. One can use black instead of sumi when possible. It is not necessary to buy a stamp pad, try to make the stationary ink work clean.
Stay aware of art inks and stamps.
For sumi –sumi brushes
For art – natural art brushes
For stationary – basic brushes
Use feather for writing handwritten or font texts. People actually fall onto either of those. Some like themselves to be good at own hadwriting or be fast with fonts. The main font is Trojan.
Obviously, ink does not stain after and dries fast.
My style uses only one specific text for decoupage. It is really the most affordable and also appropriate way to achieve the decoupage. This keeps all made items altogether. The piece remains in the future open for any additions of decoration or remaking. This is specific for gifts, which is good because a person is able to customize and craft it more in personal way.
The text is an original lecture on law of attraction. One can see positive words.
I do insist on having one sheet of watercolor paper that will serve forever and set the mood, so to say. Size A3 is at best.
Test the glue you have on something first. It is easy to return again with another glue. It can be vinyl glue, a stationary clear glue. I do not recommend to use something that is said to be a decoupage glue, but getting a decoupage lacquer should be cheaper than acrylic lacquer. But if you plan to have your piece in use and not just staying still, you need smth more real. This is also about vases as you want them to stay forever. Do think about the texture of your piece, is it adhesive. With attention you will be able to find more things to decoupage.
The brush on the picture is at the same time cheap and gets clean off glue well. Prepare surfaces of working space and item. You do not need a separate free table or anything like that. The underlay paper works at best.
1. Prepare surface
2. Tear paper (optional)
3. Glue completely paper one by one
4. Put item dry
5. Check how perfect the work is (optional)
Additional materials are acrylic paint, lacquer, leaves, etc.