Top Tip Thursday...

...TOP TIP: I know some of you are a little confused about the different types of inks. Pigment ink, Chalk ink, Dye ink. Which ones do you use and where. Well I have found this article that may answer some of those questions.

Chalk Inks
Chalk inks are archival, acid-free, and fast-drying, and they give a soft look. You can use them on wood, leather, paper, and more! You can heat-set chalk inks to enhance the permanence. These are great for distressing your papers and using background stamps along with regular stamping. The inking surface is usually a sponge.

Dye Inks
Dye inks are water-based and are permanent once they are stamped on papers. This is a great general-purpose ink that can be used on all types of papers and is great for everyday stamping and scrapbooking. Dye-base inks will fade over time.

Pigment Inks
Pigment inks are wonderful to use on clay, mica, wood, paper, shrink plastic, and more. Pigment inks are thick and fade-resistant. The inking surface is usually a sponge because it is thicker and distributed better over a sponge. They are also archival and acid-free, and are perfect for embossing!

StazOn inks are acid-free, archival, and dry within three to five minutes. StazOn is perfect for surfaces such as transparencies, vellum, glass, tile, metal, plastic, and more!

VersaMark is a clear pigment ink, and is great for watermarking or embossing.

For more information you can find the full article --->HERE

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