Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Tip of the Day

Pigment Ink

Have 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."   

Our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover 

Pigment Ink. 

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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Happy Papercrafting!

Warmest regards,

Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle

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