Ink Tips with Katie!

Heather Engebretson Stamping Tips, Tips & Tricks Thursdays 0 Comments

Good morning!

Katie Gehring here with a quick ink tip.  There are tons of ink available for stampers- from solvent to pigment to dye to chalk and those new hybrids….  Every ink has it’s applications that it is best suited for.

Last week, I created a card using Cheers which featured stamping green olives on light aqua cardstock.

Although I love dye ink and have 2 drawers full of dye inks spots, for stamping a with a color on light colored cardstock, I prefer to use pigment ink rather than dye ink.  Pigment ink seems to hold it’s color better and provide more solid coverage.
Here is a side by side comparison of pigment vs dye ink on the same color cardstock:
The top ink is Wasabi from Amuse Studio and the bottom is Memento Pear Tart.  Dye ink tends to be absorbed into whatever you are stamping on which can impact the color of the image, but also lends to the fast drying time.  Pigment ink, takes more time to dry, but seems to keep it’s color better when stamping on light colored paper.
Here is another look at my finished project:
I added the red at the center of the olives with a copic marker (R59).
Hope you find this ink tip helpful!  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


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