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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Back to Basics: Black Ink & A Giveaway!!
I've been off the "crafty" grid for a month due to an unusual amount of basically family things (everything is fine right now, actually pretty good!) I promised myself and those who visit my blog, youtube channel or instagram that I would only post what I would consider "quality" things and not quantity. So, I can't promise a set amount of posts per week, month... I guess that turns off some people, but I hope you understand that I really can't be consistent.
So here is my first video of 2019! The supplies are linked below and the giveaway information is in the video. Giveaway ends 1/20/2019. ***Winner is Susan Thatcher!!!**. I need your snail mail address 😁
Here is a quick overview:
General Properties of Dye Inks: *soak into paper
*quick drying (not good for heat embossing)
*lighten after dry
*can’t use with black paper
and our chart:
General Properties of Pigment Inks:
*sit on top of paper
*slower drying (good for embossing)
*can use with black paper
*color same after dry
and the chart:
StazOn—solvent based ink for slick (non-porous) surfaces.
Hybrid Inks—have some properties of both dye and pigment inks
Distress Inks—an ink that is very water reactive.Distress Oxides have properties of pigment inks, but still water reactive.
I really hope you found this guide helpful and share it with others! Here are the supplies I used (afil):