Tuesday Tip of the Day
Pigment InkHave you ever wondered what some of the differences are in the inks you use for your stamping projects? We'll take a quick look right now.
|This is the beautiful Color of the Year, "Sea Glass." I love it!|
September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month. To tie into this, we'll start with 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."
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Pigment Ink: Pigment inks “settle” on the top of paper instead of soaking into it. This allows colors to appear opaque on colored or bright papers. Simply gorgeous! Pigment inks take a bit longer to dry than dye inks.
|These are some of my Close To My Heart Pigment Inks|
To get a solid, true color in your stamped projects, practice on some scrap paper to see how thickly you should apply the pigment ink to your stamp. Remember to always have a foam pad, included with all Close To My Heart stamp sets, under your paper for a clean impression.
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