Bister - A Brown Pigment
size: 8"h x 6"w

Date Created: March 23, 2020
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I was curious about the word "Bister". 

There a powder from Belgium and I thought the name had a bit of a Flemish feel to it... and on this is their description. It mentioned French origin and also the spelling BISTRE.

I've been lettering quite a bit with the powders and the excess I've put into a little jar for future use. BIG GRIN. and this is it...

So I sprinkled the remains onto Indigo140# CP 100% cotton Natural White Deckle Edge WC paper. Misted lightly with water (I wanted the speckled effect). When dry wrote out the definition using both a 2.4 and a 6.0 Parallel pen with Sumi ink.

Words: BISTER a brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood often used in pen and drawings. A yellowish to dark brown color. DICTIONARY.COM

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