Using transparent extender base with transparent inks
Transparent inks are highly pigmented and will give bold, strong colours when they are used full strength. For a more subtle effect, transparent extender base is a really useful addition. Mixing transparent extender base into the inks makes them lighter and more transparent while maintaining the consistency of the inks.
Small amounts of transparent extender base can be added to make the inks more economical with barely any change in value but you can also create delicate, sheer colours by increasing the ratio of transparent extender base to ink. These sheer colours can be built up in layers to create luminous and subtle fabric with great depth.