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!
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