It is possible to dilute PERMASET AQUA Inks but you run a few risks, unless you want something like a water colour wash in the background.

PERMASET Inks are provided at a viscosity optimized for printing (thins under shear and re-congeals immediately once the shear force is removed) so you’ll see every brush stroke and, as the ink colour is exceptionally intense, there will be differences in colour expression related to relatively small differences in film thickness that you may not be used to.

If you DO want a water colour background wash, we strongly recommend dampening the cloth before you start or else, you’ll get strong colour lines or tide marks around the edge of the applied area.

Either way, we suggest experimentation on spare pieces of fabric first.