Friday, April 15

Welcome to Frugal Fridays #50

Well another week has gone by and the weather is getting a bit nicer -It actually feels a little like Spring! This weeks Frugal Friday tip is all about INKS...and we probably have alot of those in our scrapbook room/stash. But sometimes it hard to determine which is the right ink to use on the surface we are working with. So I will give you a quick little reference list on all the different Inks.

Chalks: use on paper it dries with a soft look and great for inking edges, and shorter drying time.
Pigment: use on thicker paper for a clean image and stays wet longer. also good to apply powder for heat embossing, available in a variety of vibrant colors.
Solvent: use on slick surfaces or under wet media and leaves a crisp image. Great to use on photos, transparencies and acrylic. And will not bleed when the wet medium is brushed over stamped image (Staz-On)
VersaMark: is a clear ink to use then brush powder or
                                                                 chalks to have the image appear. A tone on tone                  
                                                                 look on darker papers and ideal for heat embossing also.
                                                                 Distress: dye-based-dries quickly and gives an antique look
                                                                 great for inking edges and accents.
                                                                 Dye:  Available in a wide array of colors-dries quickly and less
                                                                 likely to smear and cannot be heat embossed.
I found this reference sheet which is in my top photo in one of my Archiver flyers and found it to be very helpful in choosing the right inks with my projects. So I taped it up where I can easily go to it for reference. Also its a good idea to store your inks upside down to keep the ink at the surface of the pad for best stamping. And after stamping, clean your stamps quickly by wiping it with a them with a baby wipe.
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