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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Types Of Ink And When To Use Them

Instead of sharing a card I've made, today I'm sharing some information on ink that I hope you will find useful!

Classic Stampin' Ink

  • water-based dye ink
  • acid free
  • dries quickly
  • comes in stackable flip-top cases
  • use for general stamping
  • also for watercoloring- just pick up ink with an AquaPainter or Blender Pen
  • comes in all Stampin' Up! colors except Basics (black, white, vanilla)

Craft Stampin' Ink

  • rich, permanent pigment ink
  • acid free
  • dries slowly- speed the drying process with a Heat Tool
  • pad comes un-inked- ink with included refill
  • use for embossing- stamp, sprinkle with Stampin' Emboss Powder, then set with Heat Tool
  • also for stamping on dark cardstock for an opaque look
  • only comes in Whisper White

Memento Ink

  • water-based dye ink
  • acid free
  • fade resistant
  • dries quickly
  • cleans easily from photopolymer stamps
  • use for general stamping
  • also for stamping images for no-smear coloring with Stampin' Blends
  • only comes in Tuxedo Black

StazOn Ink

  • archival and permanent
  • dries quickly
  • waterproof
  • can be used with rubber and photopolymer stamps, but will stain photopolymer stamps
  • clean using StazOn Cleaner (wash StazOn Cleaner from photopolymer stamps after use with water and mild detergent)
  • use for stamping images for watercoloring with AquaPainters, Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, and Brusho
  • also for stamping on nonporous surfaces, like Window Sheets, vellum, and cellophane bags
  • only comes in Jet Black

Versamark Ink

  • watermark pigment ink
  • acid free
  • dries slowly
  • use for embossing- stamp, sprinkle with Stampin' Emboss Powder, then set with Heat Tool
  • also for stamping a slightly translucent, tone-on-tone look
  • only comes in Clear

I hope this helps you know when to use what ink for your stamping projects! Happy Stamping!

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