I went down to Daniel Smith today and picked up some of thier pure pigment powder ($4.50 to $6.00 for 2oz/$14.00 to $30.00 for 1pound). I am about to go out to my studio and mix it with the speedball base that I have. What I hope to happen is to get great colors for a great price, not as cheap as house paint but colors to rival TW's. My thinking behind this is what makes the high end inks so good? It is the pigment that they use in them. Right? If you ask any oil painter they will tell you that Daniel Smith has a very good paint product. So I put 2 and 2 together and I hope I don't get mud. If anyone else has tried this please any and all comments are welcome. Andymac if you are around I would love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. If you are going to try this BE SURE TO WEAR A MASK AND GLOVES!!!!!!! These pigments contain some heavy metals and so seriously toxic shit.