Even though summer just started here in NE Florida, I’m starting a brand new educational series called Stampin’ 101. This series is perfect if you are brand new to stamping or even if you’re a seasoned stamper and aren’t sure about all the tricks of the trade. My goal is for this to be educational as well as helpful. If you have any topics you’d like for me to discuss each week, comment below.
All About Inks:
Dye-based ink: this is primarily the type of ink Stampin’ Up! offers. All of our color collections are dye-based inks. Dye-based is meant to be used on all kinds of paper. It is water based ink so it dries quickly but is not intended to be used if you are wanting to use water-based mediums (i.e. Aqua Painter or Blender Pens).
Pigment ink: is a thick ink and takes longer to dry because the ink doesn’t soak into the paper like dye-based ink. You can heat emboss with pigment ink.
Archival ink: is a permanent ink perfect for use with watercoloring or coloring techniques using alcohol based markers (i.e. Copic).
Embossing ink: is a clear, sticky ink. You can use this ink to stamp an image on cardstock and give it a “watermark” effect. The more popular technique is to use this ink when heat embossing.
StazOn ink: StazOn is a permanent ink and can be used on multiple surfaces. You can use it on paper, plastic, wood, metal, glass, or ceramic. It is an acid-free, archival, fast-drying solvent ink.
Product List – inks in today’s video:
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!