Hero Arts Shadow Inks?

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Posted 1/13/2012 by devildog in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/13/2012 3:29:02 PM
Has anyone used these ink pads? I've seen Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire use these, and am wondering what everyone thinks. They look like nice soft tones, but I'm wondering if I have the Jenni Bowlin inks, do I need more? Is there a big difference?

I was checking out Jennifer McGuire's blog and HA came out with a new mid-tone set with some pretty colors.

Thoughts?

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Posted: 1/13/2012 4:05:11 PM
This is a good question.They look nice!

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Posted: 1/13/2012 4:23:47 PM
I like the shadow inks for inking embossing folders - I think they give a more consistent coverage than I get with the JB inks. For ordinary stamping, probably not much difference. The colors aren't as soft as they look online - I thought they would have a more faded, weathered effect. I was expecting the soft pink to be a pastel pink and it's actually closer to a deep rose shade.

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Posted: 1/13/2012 4:36:43 PM
These inks work great for stamps with a large background surface or the faux letterpress technique (using an embossing folder). The coverage is clearer and far better than any other ink I've tried. I've tried using a couple of different inks - Jenni Bowlin, Distress - but I just couldn't get the coverage that I was looking for. It was blotchy whereas the Hero Arts Shadow inks are smooth. I love these inks. I've got 5 of the soft shadow inks and will be adding the new mid-tone ones to my collection soon!

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Posted: 1/13/2012 4:37:01 PM
I like them for creating tone on tone backgrounds with the big cling stamps. They have nice, soft colors that give an elegant look.

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Posted: 1/13/2012 7:50:23 PM
I have been wondering the same thing...Do I really need another type of ink pad, after all I have JB inks, Distress inks, PTI inks,Stazon inks, momento inks, Adirondak inks...I watched the video the other day on Jennifer's blog, and quickly added some of these "Must have" inks to my wish list, and then thought do I really need them???

Please persude me from hitting the buy button!!
Just so you know, it will not take much for me to be convinced to hit the buy button, I am a sucker for all things ink and paper!!

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Posted: 1/13/2012 9:04:34 PM
If you can find the one inch cube ink pads, they are a great way to try out the shadow inks without investing a lot of money in them. I actually prefer the cubes for inking embossing folders.

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Posted: 1/13/2012 9:22:54 PM

If you can find the one inch cube ink pads, they are a great way to try out the shadow inks without investing a lot of money in them. I actually prefer the cubes for inking embossing folders.


I didn't see anywhere that sold the little cubes for these inks, but I didn't look that hard. Maybe I'll search around a little to see if I can find them.

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Posted: 1/13/2012 10:35:56 PM
I LOVE Hero Arts Shadow inks and their Chalk inks are a dream too! I use them all the time. I totally LOVE them for tone on tone stamping and for Faux letter press. Tone on tone is my favorite way to use...especially with the cling background stamps.

I have been using Hero Arts Shadow inks since I started scrapping in 1999. That is when they were in the little cubes! I still have every color cube (and they are still soaking wet!!!) and all the regular sized pads too.

They don't make the little cubes to be sold separately anymore I haven't seen them in a Hero Catalog in a long time.

When you use them they will look splotchy at first but I promise you they smooth out completely when dry. I love the Pool one with their background cloud stamp. I would suggest buying one or two and trying them. You will really love them once you do!

The new mid-tones are a MUST Have too!



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Posted: 1/13/2012 11:59:38 PM
Jennifer Mcguire has a video on her blog up today on the new colors.

I bought my first one last month (pool) and LOVE how is stamps backgrounds without being blotchy. I'm going to slowly get a few more I think. Expecially since they are making some bolder colors. That dark brown is very appealing for a background stamp!

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Posted: 1/14/2012 7:02:25 AM
Wow I didn't know about these...yikes a new obsession!

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Posted: 5/10/2012 1:19:04 AM
Caution - above poster is likely a spammer! Posts one time with a link -

The post makes very little sense on a scrapping board - old thread resurrected for an odd comment.

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Posted: 5/10/2012 5:19:41 AM
Who's a spammer, ME? I don't think so.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:39:56 AM
I just received an order of the Hero Arts Shadow Ink Cube Packs in Just Beachy, Field Notes, and Neon. I have some pics on my blog: http://periwinky.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/248/

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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:53:48 AM
I won the mid-tone Butter Bar ink pad as part of a CHA prize last winter and really like it a lot. I want to invest in some others because it inks and edges beautifully.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:58:03 AM
I have CTMH and Distress inks, and was wondering the same thing! They sure have some pretty colors!

(And the funny thing is - I hardly ever stamp!)
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Posted: 5/10/2013 3:00:37 AM
I really like these inks - they stamp solid stamps beautifully and the sheerness of their soft-tones creates an amazing effect. However, for fine, crisp images, I definitely prefer Versafine.

I fell in love with them browsing all the amazing projects on Studio Calico's member galley and ended up with quite a few. I just posted some swatches on my blog if you want to see how they stamp using a solid image.

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Swatches

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Posted: 5/10/2013 11:12:35 AM
Those are great, Evelyn! I love how easy you can see the colors compared to each other. Great idea!
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