This was made (not by me) using the FRESH Inks in Fig, Island, and Ginger. (which are the prize colors) Just leave a comment in the comment section before midnight on this 4th day of September. One person will winner. Each day's winners will be announced on Friday.
There are so many different ink choices including dye inks, pigment inks, specialty inks (which there are a lot of, and the hybrids pads. So let's get started...
Pigment Inks- These ink are thicker, fade resistant, and will emboss on any type of paper. If the paper is pretty non-absorbent or coated it will take FOREVER to dry and should be embossed to avoid smudges (unless you want to heat set it) Examples of pigment inks... Of course there is the Impressive Fresh Ink (very sophisticated color palette), ColorBox, Brilliance Pigment Inks, Craft Stampin' Pad, and many more.
Dye Based Ink- These are water based and washable. Sometimes the ink pad will only say "water based" or "washable". It's all the same. Because they are water based they dry fast. And because they dry fast they DO NOT emboss well. (I do have a tutorial planned to emboss with dye based ink... it's fabulous!) They will tend to fade over time and will bleed on absorbent papers. Examples of dye based ink... Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks™, Memories Acid Free Dye Ink Pads, Tim Holtz Distress Ink™ Pads, Kaleidacolor Stamp Pads by Tsukineko, RANGER ARCHIVAL INK PADS, and Stampin' Up's Classic Stampin' Pad... AND many more!!!
Permanent Ink Pads- These are solvent based ink pads. They are fade resistant as well. If you want to watercolor your stamped image these are perfect because the image won't bleed... perfect for the water brush tutorial. These are the COOL ones that will stamp on any type of surface... transparencies, glass, metal, ect... Examples of permanent ink pads... Stazon Ink Pads, VersaFine Ink Pads, and VersaCraft.
Specialty Ink Pads-
The VersaMark ink pad... this one is STICKY and clear. It's perfect for that tone on tone image... watermarking. Because it's so sticky it's great to stamp and rub chalk or pigment powders over (no fixative needed).
Glue Pads... these are what they say they are. GREAT for glitter and flock. Glue pads include... Martha Stewart's, Palette's Stamp & Stick GluePad, and the The Essential Glue Pad by Tsukineko.
Chalk Inks...these are lighter and having a chalk like look to them.
Alcohol Inks... these are permanent and very fast drying. Perfect for smooth surfaces like transparencies, glossy paper, glass, ect.
Fabric Ink Pads... these are for... ta-da... fabric. VersaCraft (Fabrico) ink pads are the ones.
OH my... I know I'm forgetting some. :)
BTW... check out Angelica's blog with the stuff she did with the kit of the month... "Wild About..." Very cool. AND I love the quote of the day on her blog today... "When a flirt fishes for a man, she fishes merely for the sport." Unknown