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Posted 3/17/2013 by treyaut in General Scrappin'
 

treyaut
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:05:53 PM
Is it just me or do many of you ink all of your edges. I ink my mats, cardstock, stickers, journaling cards, tags, nearly everything before I lay it down. What about you? And why or why not?


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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:13:30 PM
I ink everything! I just like the look of it better inked. It gives it more depth in my opinion.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:53:59 AM
I really intend to ink but I usually end up forgetting. Crazy silly I know. But even with the ink and applicator in plain sight, I still forget.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:57:35 AM
I don't ink edges much when I scrapbook, but I do when I make cards.



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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:24:50 AM
I ink a lot. Colorbox frost white or chestnut roan chalk ink are my two favorites.

I am a very simple and flat scrapper. I like the dimension that a little inking gives a page or a card.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:30:31 AM
I like more of a cleaner look, but I actually end up inking quite often. I know.....contradictory!



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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:32:24 AM
I hardly ever do. It looks nice, but I just don't remember to do it very often.



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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:56:30 AM
I ink everything. The page just doenst look complete to me without ink. Its like the paper is naked without it,

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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:10:41 AM
I ink everything too. I think it adds the dimension that I sometimes find is missing. However my last couple of layouts have been completely different for me-I've gone with a clean white background (something I never do) and I found that I didn't ink as much! I did still ink the edges of some of the elements on the page, but not nearly as much as I usually do-and I actually like the look!


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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:18:27 AM
I used to ink absolutely everything with Chestnut Roan or Frost White. Now I don't ink as much, though I recently did a little girl album and inked everything with bright pinks, greens and orange. That was a first for me...inking with brights made the album extra 'happy'. ha ha

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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:45:48 AM
I haven't inked anything in years! I just prefer the look without the ink. I like to score the edges of my paper with a piece of sandpaper or a Tim Holtz or Making Memories edge distresser tool.






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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:48:35 AM
I used to ink a lot more than I do now, at the moment I'm probably 50/50 on inking or not. I also like to use sewing and paint, or depending on the cardstock, I'll sand the edges and/or use a distress tool.



JaneHollon
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:00:02 AM
Nothing I mean nothing goes down on a page or card till it's inked. I have all of Tim H's distressing inks and use them on every thing I do.



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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:04:47 AM
I used to ink the edges of everything, but I rarely do now. I have discovered that my style is clean, simple and crisp. I still like the look on others' pages, though!



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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:21:04 AM
I do most of the time. It makes everything cohesive.




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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:22:04 AM
I ink EVERYTHING. Even use a marker to get in all the nooks and corners on alphas. Of course I then need to use more glue because if there was any there it is mostly gone by the time I am through inking the edges. Finger oils


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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:58:09 AM
I ink close to always but keep it restricted to the solid and patterned paper. My daughter and I call it "the professional touch" and I have a few favorite colors that I use most of the time. It just looks so much better!


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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:04:25 AM
I DO ink most things because I dislike seeing the white edge of cut pp cardstock in my layouts. I ink to cover that edge that often shows, and I tend to use a color that blends in with the color of the pp.

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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:56:18 AM
I ink almost everything. For me, it makes things look more "finished".



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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:30:44 PM
I generally ink. It's good for definition, & it can also be used to tie elements together if there's a slight variation in the shades of the colors.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:32:04 PM
I ink everything and have been for 12 years I just don't feel a layout looks finished without the edges inked







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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:44:31 PM
Not as much as I used to! Nowadays, I seem to just distress them and leave them....or run some paint around the page Now that I've said that, though, I'll probably ink everything on the next page I make


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Posted: 3/18/2013 2:33:23 PM
I loves me some inked edges!
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