I thought I’d make a little demo video about how I make a swatch with a cotton swab in a pinch. It’s not my favorite method to use to swatch because I sometimes find that I get cotton particles in my ink swatch. It is a good option though if you don’t have a lot of time or the circumstances don’t allow getting out a water cup, paintbrush and rags for a bigger swatching session.
I also find that using cotton swabs is a great method for swatching metallic inks because once you get metallic flake in your wash water, everything that touches it after that point has metallic dust on it. This comment pre-empts an upcoming post about ALL the metallic inks so be prepared.
If you have any questions or would like to see more videos let me know.