What ink(s) do you use for stamping on LO's?

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Posted 6/30/2013 by HoneyBee13 in General Scrappin'
 

HoneyBee13
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Posted: 6/30/2013 9:45:02 PM
I love to stamp on my layouts but really only use black or brown Memento ink. If I use color I will emboss it.
I would love to know what the peas are using
TIA! Melissa

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Posted: 6/30/2013 9:58:12 PM
I use Close to my Heart inks. They have tons of colors to choose from!
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Posted: 6/30/2013 9:59:31 PM
I love Stampin up inks, Tim Holtz distress inks and Colorbox chalk inks the best!


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Posted: 6/30/2013 10:18:33 PM
I use distress inks a lot (probably every layout), but Versafine is my favorite for getting "crisp" images from my stamps.

I also have a set of Faber Castell Big Brush markers in fabulous colors that are made specifically for inking up stamps. I love using them on layouts when I want a bright stamped image.

I see lots of Garden Girls using Jenny Bowlin ink pads and those colors are really nice too.

Lately, I also notice Hero Arts shadow inks popping up lots on layouts - in particular the darker/bolder "mid-tone inks".

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Posted: 6/30/2013 10:29:41 PM
The Jenni Bowlin inks are lovely, however, they have been discontinued. I wish they would bring them back. What is the closest product to JB inks that people can recommend that is easy to come by? I am not generally a huge fan of having to get products through a demonstrator.

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Posted: 6/30/2013 11:01:50 PM
The same as you

I used to have every SU ink pad color. Then I realized I really didn't need them all, so now I have Memento black, brown and navy. I also have TH distress inks if I do want color.


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Posted: 6/30/2013 11:17:44 PM
I like my StazOn b/c I tend to stamp on my photos and this ink doesn't get all smeary on me like others. I also like Distressed Inks too.


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Posted: 6/30/2013 11:22:16 PM
I use mostly Distress. I have a ton of SU! and CTMH inks that are just sitting. I should probably get those on the BST board...


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Posted: 6/30/2013 11:22:51 PM
I used to use Ranger inks and loved them. hen hurricane Sandy destroyed them and now I am left with brown memento, black staz-on, and some distress inks. But as luck would have it I found some cat eyes I had hidden amongst my useless stash drawer. Not so useless now, are they?!? if I ever replenish my stash, it will be with Hero Arts inks most likely. Or I might wait for another Ranger warehouse sale and stock up on inks again.

ETA the Jenni Bowlin inks were made by Ranger. So if you want that quality, that's the place to look.




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Posted: 7/1/2013 12:18:05 AM
I use mostly Versafine in black and brown, Colorbox chalk inks and Memento. Just bought a Hero Arts midtone ink pad in a pretty pink color. My first one - hoping it's good.


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Posted: 7/1/2013 12:24:41 AM
CTMH here too. There are so many colors to choose from and they stamp beautifully. I also like the chalk fluid edgers from Prima Marketing , they are easy to use and at $1.99 it's a great way to try a new color!


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Posted: 7/1/2013 1:28:48 AM
I love Hero Arts' Shadow inks. They are probably the ones I use the most. Wet Cement is a great grayish brown.
I think the new shades are lovely, but don't have them. Mint Julep and Pale Tomato look great!
I use mostly Distress inks for inking up edges.



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Posted: 7/1/2013 1:35:13 AM
Do the shadow inks give crisp images with clear stamps? I have heard they are only so-so...I liked the colour options though.

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Posted: 7/1/2013 2:55:09 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to upload pictures here, I'm linking instead...

You do lose some of the details when using shadow inks, here's a couple examples, hope it helps!

shadow inks

and on a layout



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Posted: 7/1/2013 4:37:57 AM
@Aurorasland Thank you so much for the links that was so helpful. I guess I will look into Ranger's Adirondack inks.

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Posted: 7/1/2013 4:45:58 AM
I love using color inks! I wish I had distress stains in every color
I uploaded a couple of pages to show some things I do with stamps, you can see it here in the gallery.
I also have some memento inks but mostly use black archival and different distress inks.

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Posted: 7/1/2013 5:45:27 AM
I love stampin up inks. Not only do I like the way my image comes out, but I can also use the matching markers, card stock, and embellishments to tie it all in. I especially love the combo on cards. Since I also do make a lot of cards, I just stick with a product that can do it all.


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Posted: 7/1/2013 8:48:04 AM
Thank you peas for the comments and the links.
I am intrigued by the Hero Arts inks but I am lost with the tones. It would be great if one of the GG would explain them hint.hint.
I have never placed an order with Stampin Up or CTMHso I have no idea how that works.
I think I will check into the Ranger inks.
Thanks peas!

Aurorasland
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Posted: 7/1/2013 8:59:43 AM
Maybe this will help- it's a post+video from Jennifer McGuire.
It doesn' have the newest shades though.

shadow inks



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Posted: 7/1/2013 9:08:09 AM
HOneybee, here is a link of a blog post former Garden Girl Jennifer McGuire did comparing the various colors of Hero Arts inks.
Soft and Midtone Shadow Ink post and video

It was Jennifer McGuire that pointed out to me how these inks are good for lots of things but especially stamps with lots of solid space because once dry they fill in nicely.

I've always liked this post of Jennifer's because she stamps all the inks in an easy way to compare the tones of color.

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Posted: 7/1/2013 9:12:08 AM
I use distress ink often but also use pigment ink, which is great for heat embossing. shadow inks are also great for different effects. I use to use these a lot.


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