Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Confusion with Ink...................

Lots of my customers have been asking about inks to use for different kinds of paper and colouring mediums.

What is the difference between dye inks and pigment inks?

Dye inks are fast drying.  Pigment inks remain wet so you can add your embossing powders and heat, to create a dimensional effect.  When you buy inks, pigment inks are in a see through container and dye inks are not normally able to be seen through the lid.

I am putting together a short list of "my" favourites and the ones that work well for me.  Don't forget, good cardstock, good quality stamps and a good stamping surface all contribute to the results you achieve!!!!

Memento is my favourite ink for using with Alcohol Pens. These include Spectrum Noir, Promarkers and Copics. You can also use Archival, as recommended by Tim Holtz.

Versafine is my all time favourite ink.  Fantastic for using with fine detailed stamps.  Is oil based and I use it all the time for watercolouring.  Works lovely on watercolour card. Versafine outlives most other inks on the market.  It is very slow drying on the actual ink pad but dries quickly on card/paper or porous and uncoated surfaces.

Perfect Medium works great for resist techniques, using Mica Powders, Embossing and Triple Embossing.  A good, clear, sticky inkpad.

Stazon is the best pad to use on glossy surfaces or to use with watercolours.  Loves acetate, vellum and any shiny surface.  Drys very quicky and not suitable for embossing as it is a fast drying alcohol based pad.  Must never be used with alcohol pens, or the pens will bleed into the ink. Use special Stazon Cleaner to clean your stamps after using this pad.

Back later.......  PS, Spectrum Noir Pens are scheduled for delivery at the end of November....... 

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