Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Welcome to Scrapbook Tool Time Tuesday and info about Inks!



I am starting a new type of post on Tuesdays - one about scrapbooking tools and products.

For my first installment, I will be talking about my favorite inks and associated tools.

The inks I use the most are the Cats Eye chalk inks by Clearsnap and I use those for inking the edges of paper, chipboard, die cuts, etc. I like them the most because they dry practically instantly and so I don't end up with ink all over the place. With other "juicier" inks, I tend to get it on other pieces of the project - specifically where I DON'T want it. Grrr! The biggest downside to the Cats Eye ink pads is that the pad likes to become unglued and fall off if you are a vigorous inker, which I am....

Which leads me to my next favorite tool for inking....the dauber. I use this with Memento and Papertrey Inks and if it gets a little chewed on, I throw it away and grab a new one. They are cheap and easy to use.

Here is a list of my favorite inks and when I use them:

Cats Eye Chalk Ink - Ink edges of Paper

Papertrey Hybrid Ink - Ink edges of Paper, stamp images and sentiments

Club Scrap Hybrid- Ink Stamp images

Memento Ink - Use with Copics (this ink doesn't bleed with Copics); also good for general stamping; not bad on drying time

Staz On Ink - Use when I need a dark color that dries quickly; use on acrylic, transparency, glass, etc. Do NOT use with Copics

Pigment Inks - For Embossing - take a LONG time to dry

Dye Inks - Dry quicker but not as rich a color

If you find you use the same colors over and over, consider getting some reinkers (bottles of ink) in those colors. That will extend your inking capabilities practically forever as those bottles take a LONG time to use up.

This is not a comprehensive list, but rather just the kinds I like to use.

Don't forget the paper giveaways I have going on this week from the fabulous SEI. Click HERE to see yesterday's post and enter to win the Claire Paper Pad and Accessories. Tomorrow, I will feature a different card and paper line from SEI, with another giveaway so be sure and check back!

Happy Tuesday!

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107 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info. I love reading your blog and finding new things!

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  2. Thanks for the information Joy! It's always nice to know what other people are using and what their thoughts are on a product to help us decide if its a product will use or not...

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  3. This is an excellent article on inks!

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  4. Thanks Joy. I found this info VERY helpful.
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  5. I think this is the best idea ever! I'm new to the Card Making world and LOVE that you are doing this. I find myself trying to figure out what Inks I should use and I love the ideas you give! thank you again!!!

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  6. Thanks Joy! Can't ever get enough information on tools or tips! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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  7. so glad you did this. I'm new to all this and like to know what has been "tried and true" for others.

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  8. Thank you for the info on inks. I was wondering which is best in different applications.

    Awesome information.

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  9. Thanks for the tips! I was actually wondering about the best ink for inking edges.
    Thanks!

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  10. Very helpful hints about the various inks that you use. I know about getting ink where you don't want it because it doesn't dry fast. The last time I had to artfully place flowers to hide the mess I had made.

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  11. I'm just getting into inks and stamping. This was very informative for me. Now when I go to the cart store I won't be standing in front of the inks forever trying to decide which one to buy. Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  12. Hi Joy, do you ever use inks on shrinky dink material? I saw a really pretty application, but they didn't say what type of ink they used. It was super bright and colorful and they managed to blend the colors nicely. Thanks for your help! Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  13. This is a great list to have. I've been collecting stamps for a few years, but only just started getting them dirty lol. I love the cat's eye chalk. I'm guessing I'm a sedate perhaps even dainty inker lol. That's not a phrase I use about myself often :D.

    I haven't tried the Club Scrap inks yet. I've been catching up on their stamps (sooo pretty). I did buy and love some of the little stamp pads from Stampin' Up.

    And Versamark, omb I love Versamark's colors, but Versamark, especially the ocean color, leaves my hands looking like my projects when I clean off the stamps. I won't stop using it though lol.

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  14. Thanks Joy, I've printed off the post so I can keep it as a reference. Inks and their uses can be really confusing ... but not any more. eileen

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  15. Thanks for the info--I'm rather new to stamping and I need all the guidance I can get.

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  16. Thanks for the tips Joy...always nice to know what products others like to use for crafting.

    Terry

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  17. Joy, thank you for the inking tips. We can never have too many ink pads, or ways to use them! Love the new site, new look, new ideas, etc. BethAnn M

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  18. Love the new site, new ideas, new stuff! Thanks for the inking tips as we never have enough ink pads or ways to use them! BethAnn M

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  19. Joy: Thanks for sharing. I had the same issue with the cat's eye stamps, but I was told by someone at my local Scrapbook Store to use the stuff that looks like liquid glass to put it back together. I did and it worked :)

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  20. Denise-ScrapmouseMarch 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for the info on inks for stamping. I'm just starting to incorporate stamps in my scrapbooking and this info will come in handy.

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  21. I love Cat's Eye inks. It's so nice to have a palette that coorodinates so well together.

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  22. I am new to inking pages so thanks for the info. I would love to see an inking tutorial as well.

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  23. So good to know that I'm not the only person that has a different kind of ink for each type of technique!

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  24. I absolutely love your site. I've given you a "beautiful blog award." You can stop by my blog to pick up the award graphic to post on your page if you'd like. http://sabrascrafts.blogspot.com/

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  25. Thank you so much for your great information on inks. Its very helpful and I really like your new addition on Tuesdays!
    Also thanks for the opportunity to win this week.
    Crossing my fingets, these papers are awesome!
    Cheers Gina
    raegina at gmail dot com

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  26. Thanks for the info on inks. I like the chalks also, because like you I have gotten ink all over the place! I definitely need a fast drying ink.

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  27. I like to use those makeup sponges (the wedge ones) for inking edges, it gives me a little more wiggle room before I end up with ink all over myself. Thanks for the rundown on the various types, I'm going to have to try the dry inks.

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  28. I love the Cats Eye chalk inks to do my edges, too! Glad to know that I'm not the only one with the pad coming unglued problem! Thanks for your list. :)

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  29. oh this sounds like so much fun! I love my cat eye inks! :]

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  30. I am so happy that your starting a tool time tuesday. I'm always looking for new products to try so this will help me narrow it down. Thanks!

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  31. I too love inks but do not have much more than the cat eyes.
    Janine

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  32. love this little Tuesday column!!! What a great idea!! This week's is full of great info!!

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  33. Joy - thanks for sharing from your experience. It makes my experiences so much better!

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  34. Thanks for detailing the use of inks. I am usually lost when it comes the buying inks for stamping, inking the edges of papers, etc.

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  35. Joy, thanks for sharing your knowledge in the ink department, I always stand and stare at the inks wondering which one would be the best to buy.....and never sure what to use for what! Thanks! Jody jls

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  36. I just bought my first set of the cat's eye chalk inks last week to do edges. I didn't know they come unglued so now I'll be careful. Can you post a picture of what you use for a dauber?

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  37. I love this. As you know I am a distress-aholic and i love these products along with Tim Holtz inks.

    Thanks

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  38. Dawn H., GeorgiaMarch 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Thanks for the tips! I love all your helpful hints!

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  39. Thank u 4 taking the time to post informative information on tools for scrapbooking. I really enjoyed reading it & learned great tips:)
    ps. Joy I was wondering if you happen to Know when the new burgundy cuttlebug is going to be sold. Please email me inregards to this whenever you get a chance. Thanks:)
    Monica L.
    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  40. This is great info for new scrappers!! Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for the info on the inks.

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  42. Inks are friendly to me so I will try these cats eye. thanks for the tip Julie

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  43. I too like using Cats Eye Chalk. Excited to go to the links you have to check out the other items!

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  44. Joy, thanks for the ink info. I love to use the cat's eyes and thought I was just too rough with them because a couple have separated from the base. It's good to know I'm not the only vigorous inker!

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  45. I have to print this off. I love the little inks but I get mixed up on what to use on what. Thanks for making is so clear.

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  46. Another lover of the Cat's Eye chalk inks. I have used them on everything. Probably one of the things I cannot scrap without.

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  47. Really looking forward to this series. It's always great to hear from the "experts' and what their favs are :)

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  48. Great info. Thanks for doing this.

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  49. Love using inks. Great to learn about the differences in brands.

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  50. I love hearing about inks...I mostly use distress (for paper decorating, not stamping) and I have some petal boxes. One of pigment, one of chalk. I also have some staz on and Ancient Page!

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  51. Thanks for the info. about ink. I see all the different inks and never know what to use for what project.

    This really helps!

    Cynthia

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  52. Joy - thank you for this information. I was just thinking about getting more ink pads so that i can do edging - not i know what to buy!! Thanks for everything!!

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  53. Joy
    Thanks for the tips! I love the cats eyes, too. They are perfect for direct to paper. Daubers are perfect for inks and chalks! Can never have enough!
    Thanks

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  54. Joy, thanks for the information. I really appreciate the tip about the dauber. Love your site!

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  55. I love my stazon for acrylic stamps. I don't have any Copics *yet*, but thatnks for the tip NOT to use them with stazon when I do get some. I love the idea of a Tools on Tuesday post! YEAH!

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  56. The Cat's Eye chalk inks are one of my favorites too, although I admit that I don't use them as often as I should.

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  57. Thanks for passing on these useful info. I didn't know what inks were suitable to use with copics. Great tips!
    Lili

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  58. I take all of your free advice. There are all kinds of tricks to the trade!!Thanks.

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  59. This is really great thanks for spelling it all out. All the different inks can be really confusing.

    Tami
    getstraight@moralesfv.com

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  60. Thank you for sharing the Ink Info.. I love inking edges... so an ink that dries quick and will not go everywhere else is a must have tool!! This is so helpful so I don't have to go guess and spend money searching for the perfect ink that won't get all over my project.
    Trish

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  61. Joy, great article about the inks. I am learning a lot about them, I get the ink everywhere myself as well. Grrrr. TFS :o)

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  62. Thanks for this info I am wanting to buy some inks for inking edges so now I know what I can use.
    Kim xXx

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  63. Thanks for sharing your fav's in the ink category. That gives me a better idea on what to use,& when.. Looking forward to Tues. ideas for tool etc.. Great idea!!

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  64. I love Cats eye ink I use them all the time to ink edges on cards and projects I do.
    vicky
    olivervl@yahoo.com

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  65. Thanks for sharing your favorite inks, very informative.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  66. great information. i don't know too much about inks though i like to use them.

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  67. I'm a HUGE cat's eye ink fan. I tend to stick with brown and black. Yes, I do need to play with the other colors. Thanks for your tips on the inks!!!!

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  68. great info on inks . Thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  69. I like the chalk inks also, thanks for sharing

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  70. thank you so much of the info as i really needed the help thanks again
    hugs Penny

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  71. Thanks for all the good information and links to products.

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  72. Great info, keeps us on our toes!

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  73. I too love the Cats eye chalk but have a problem with them coming unglued. Thanks for all the tips!

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  74. Thank you for this info. Very helpful. I am printing off the list and will take with me to the store.

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  75. Thanks for the great tips! Another ink I love is the Versafine ink pad - it's great for acrylic stamps, dries fast, and doesn't bleed.

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  76. thank you for sharing! I too love the cats eye inks, but find that the pads start to shred a bit as well.

    Candice J

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  77. Good information for those of us who love the look of inked edges but are chicken to try!

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  78. I love the way you share product knowledge with us. It sure makes it easier when I going shopping for new things to try.

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  79. I just purchased my first inks this past weekend and they are cats eye. THANKS for sharing and teaching!

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  80. Thanks for your tips on inking. I have wondered about some of them before buying and your tips will really help. TFS
    mommanj
    ngate3@msn.com

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  81. I want to get more into stamping, so this info was great. thanks

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  82. Thanks for all the helpful tips!

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  83. Thanks for the help,I have only been paper crafting for about 6 months
    I need all the help I can get.
    Linda W.
    ljunewall@hotmail.com

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  84. Thanks for doing this on Tuesdays. I love to learn new things!

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  85. Joy, thanks for all your info and tips. I especially find it really helpful when you have the pics of the products you are talking about, because I don't have any close by friend scrappers that can share this info. When I see the product it makes more of an impression, I can't always remember the names from lists. And I love the tips & information!!! Please keep them coming!!

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  86. Thank you soooooooooo much for the information!! Like some of the other ladies, I am a "one of a kind" in my area with no one to learn from.

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  87. Thanks for sharing these inks. I always forget that I can ink my edges for a different look.
    Noelle

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  88. Very useful information on inks! I look forward to hearing your reviews on other tools!
    Thanks!

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  89. thanks for all the helpful info..cardchick-josiej@myway.com

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  90. Thank you Joy!!!! Great info!!! I am always wondering about inks, and what type to use, as I am still quite new to stamping!!!!!!!

    You Rock Joy!!!

    *hugs*

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  91. Thank you for sharing that info! Good to know.

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  92. Thanks for sharing this info. I have looked at the Cats eye inks for so long and you've convinced me to start picking them up now!!
    Rhonda716

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  93. I love the timing of this card. I have a couple of birthdays soon and was looking for some fast ideas. I am going to print this and make it for a couple of birthdays that are soon. Thanks, again for the great job. I was on the internet yesterday looking at Birthday cards. Keep up the great job.

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  94. Thanks for sharing this. I need all the help I can get with inks.

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  95. Thanks for the info about inks! Loving your blog!!
    Jennifer

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  96. Joy, thank you so much fot the tips about the ink. I had no idea about StazOn and copics! That could have been really bad. I love the Cat's Eye chalk inks, but they seem to dry out fairly quickly on me. I love this new Tuesday post!

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  97. I'm so glad to know I am not the only one who loves the Color Box Cat Eye inks! I have a hard time not buying more of them when I'm at the store, because they are so versatile and awesome!!!

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  98. I love the Cats Eyes inks!! So... What DO YOU DO when they come unstuck? My first thot was hot glue?

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  99. Like the idea of Tuesday Tool Tips! Thanks, Joy!

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