PeaNut 542,930 February 2012 Posts: 1,827 Layouts: 3
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:35:26 PM
Have to agree with Heidi. TH is not a good general stamping ink. When I first started stamping I bought a brown TH stamp pad and could not figure out why my stamped sentiments were not clear. They were always distressed. I personally am not a fan of Ctmh inks even though I do own some. I don't like the way they swivel open and closed. I end up with ink all over me. I do really like stampin up inks though.
PeaNut 432,196 July 2009 Posts: 1,193 Layouts: 2 Loc: Ozarks
Posted: 12/27/2013 2:19:37 AM
Pigment inks are essentially dye inks with glycerin. The glycerin keeps your inks wet longer so you can heat emboss with them. Glycerin also keeps your inks from fading. Dye inks can fade over time.
Distress Inks do have a tiny bit of glycerin in them. Not enough to be considered a pigment ink. Distress inks are formulated with different additives. I have recreated my own version of Distress inks with Gum Arabic, OxGall,& Watercolor Medium. I don't add all of these at once. I just play until I come up with the right solution for my project to get the look I want. I do own Distress Inks. I also enjoy making my own supplies.