Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Tip of the Day -- Dye Inks

September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month.  To tie into this, we're reviewing what some of the differences are between inks.   Inks are typically classified as a "pigment" or a "dye" and can also be described as "water-based," "solvent-based," or "alcohol-based."   Last week we covered "pigment" inks.  Our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover Dye Ink.

Dye Ink: Dye inks have a soft look. They absorb directly into the paper, allowing them to blend easily with the material. For example, if you stamp a yellow dye-based ink onto bright blue paper, the stamped image will appear green. Dye inks are popular primarily because they dry quickly and blend easily. 

Thank you so much for visiting!  What are your favorite stamp colors?  What types of inks do you use?  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron

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