Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Let's get Inked with Impress Rubber Stamps

Ok, because the prize for the day includes 3 FRESH ink pads (and their new Honeycomb stamp) from Impress we are talking ink today. What makes them different? What do I use them for?




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

23 comments:

Bunny B said...

Oooo... such lovely eye candy!! I'd love to get some :) Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

Thank you for all the great information about the different types of inks! I will bookmark this blog for future reference.

I love the honeycomb stamp and I really hope I'm a winner!

Thank you!

Jingle said...

Wow! What a wonderful run down on ink choices!!! I love that card, too! That stamp is just too much fun and I love how you edged it out with the flowers! Very cool!

Robin said...

Hey, really enjoying your posts, I am new to stamping so this is great reading up on the different inks :)

Elizabeth said...

thanks for going through all those different ink types. It was very informative. :)

Scrapping Servant said...

You do realize your blog dates are off, do you not?

You say it's the 4th - it says it's the third.

Gina said...

That stamp is yummy! Thanks for the info on inks too.

Purple Princess said...

Lots of great info today! Thanks for sharing!

Callista said...

Thanks for the info on the different types of ink. I've been stamping for a while with a low level understanding so this helps alot. That stamp is really neat as well, very unique and versatile!
So glad that I've found your site!

pictures2pages said...

That stamp is super cute!!! Who doesn't love more ink pads!!

TheresaK said...

Thanks for the info!! Super helpful!!

muirwoodsue said...

Wow - I had no idea there were that many types of inks out there. Beautiful stamps too. Great information.
How nice to do a giveaway too.

Sue

Diane B. said...

me likely that honeycomb stamp! I'm also a huge Tim Holtz fan so any stamp or alcohol ink goodness is a good thing. :)

hollystar said...

that honey comb stamp has so many possibilites!!!! and great ink/stamping breakdown. the ink choices can be quite daunting at times.

Lily said...

ooo, i love that honeycomb stamp.......thanks for the stamping tut. You put it all very succinctly!

MandieGirl said...

that stamp is SO COOL! and I could use more ink pads....I think i have 3.... thanks for giving this chance to win!

Rachel E said...

I love how you used the honeycomb stamp. The color palette you went with is very pretty.

Carol said...

Wow! I didn't know there were so many kinds of ink! I'm going to have to save this info! Very Good! Love the honeycomb stamp!

Sandy said...

Oh, I am always ready for new inks. Love the color selection. Also great info on all the different inks.

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge. The card was very creative.

Jessica Turner said...

this is wonderful info! thanks for sharing.

liannallama said...

That is such a beautiful card and I love that stamp! You are making super projects!

Charleen said...

Gina won from today. yay!