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Friday, February 27, 2015

speaking of inks...

today's post is a little different...
I had a few questions, so I thought I'd talk about one of my favorite subjects today...

inks!

over the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've gotten some similar questions that I think originated in an on-line class or a discussion board...

***this is important...***
my answers all refer to Ranger's inks...
they are the inks I know & love 
& use exclusively...
I don't have other brands, 
so I'll be addressing the questions,
 based on what I know about Ranger inks...
specifically distress, archival & pigment inks...

the email below pretty much summed up the questions I got...

Can you clarify the use of inks? As a newcomer to the stamping world I'm confused. After reviewing the information, can you confirm that I understand this correctly. This is the summary of information we received.


Dye inks dry, are water based, which when the water evaporates, is why they dry.

Pigment inks are used for embossing because they never dry without being heat embossed.

What category do archival inks fall into? Those were not mentioned.

Distress inks blend. But my question, can they also be used for stamping?

And lastly, what is the preferred storage for inks? Upside down to keep the ink at the top?


***my answer...*** you really can't make a blanket statement to describe dye inks...

both distress inks and archival inks are dye inks... here's the BIG difference...

distress is a dye ink, that is water based...
archival inks are also a dye ink, but they are oil based...

distress inks are specifically designed to work with & be activated by water...
a unique feature is that the distress ink color stays true when water is added...

on the other hand, archival inks are formulated to be permanent & waterproof when dry...

so in the end, the "base" of the dye inks makes a huge difference...
they can either react with water or be waterproof...

both inks can be used for stamping and stenciling as long as you know how they will or won't react & what your desired outcome is...

this also explains why distress and archival inks work so well together...

if you think about a bottle of salad dressing, the oil & water don't mix...they will always separate...

so, if I stencil with archival ink, once it's dry, I know I can add distress over the top of it or mist it with water or perfect pearls mist (any water based product) & my archival image will not smear or bleed...

and it works just the opposite too...
if I'm stamping/stenciling with archival OVER a distress ink background, they won't mix...
the archival image is crisp & clear...
the distress background isn't bothered by the archival ink...

to clean up distress inks, water does the trick...

to remove archival inks from a stencil, since it's an oil based ink, water won't work...
but... 
cheapo rubbing alcohol works like a charm & removes the archival ink very easily...

also keep in mind that for techniques using distress ink, you'll use water or water based products...(like perfect pearls mists)...

for techniques using archival inks, rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol is the fluid of choice...

now for the other part of that question...

Dye inks dry, are water based, which is why they dry.

***my answer*** that's not 100% accurate either... 

it will depend on the surface the ink is applied to...
and if the DYE ink is distress or archival...

distress is designed to be used on porous surfaces...
surfaces that allow the ink to soak in...

distress inks will air dry on those surfaces...
however, when they are used on a non porous surface, they will not dry and they will sit on the surface & wipe right off...

so distress inks CAN NOT be used on glass, metal, clearly for art or plastic...

archival inks can be used on the same porous surfaces as distress, but they can also be used on non porous surfaces, but they need to be blasted with the heat tool to dry them...

so, archival inks will work to color resin or metal embellishments, glass, clearly for art & plastics, but they need to be heat set to dry them...
archival inks can also be used over the gold metallic embossing paste and the silver metallic embossing paste to tint it & alter the metallic colors...just use the blending tool right over the dry pastes...magic!

next part of the question...

Pigment inks are used for embossing because they don't dry without being heat embossed.

***my answer*** yes, pigment inks can be used with embossing powders, but so can distress and archival...all 3 work very well...

as for "not drying", that depends...

if I stamp an image with glacier white ink onto a kraft tag, it will take some time, but it will eventually dry...

the drying time will be determined by the amount of ink I add, plus the humidity where you live...
in Arizona, drying will be quicker...
in HUMID Illinois in August...it will take lots longer...

other considerations...
is it a fine line image or a bold stamp that adds lots of the white pigment ink? that also makes a big difference in the drying time...
more ink = more time...

remember that you can always blast it with the heat tool to speed up the drying time of any of the inks...

next question...
What category do archival inks fall into? Those were not mentioned.

again...they are a dye ink, that's oil based...

and another...
Distress inks blend. But my question, can they also be used for stamping?

absolutely...YES! but keep in mind the info I provided above...
they can also be used for stenciling...

and the last question...

And lastly, what is the preferred storage for inks? Upside down to keep the ink at the top?

***my answer*** it does not matter...
whatever fits your storage system best is fine...

Ranger's ink pads are saturated with ink...so...

right side up is ok
upside down is ok too...
on the side...sure!

since we're talking about storage...
Ranger has awesome FREE printable labels...they are perfectly sized for your products...
it makes organizing a snap...


I hope I've clarified the basic "scoop" about DYE inks...

now if you stuck with me this far...

how about a GIVEAWAY?


I have a 
to share...

just leave a comment...
or if you prefer...
feel free to ask a question...

simple...

Rick will draw the winner 
Monday morning...

I'm off to unpack & organize 
a TON of class supplies...

it's super fun stuff we will need to...
make art!
wendy
ps...
is really fun to stamp several times & layer...
I like to stamp it on clearly for art that I covered with newsprint...
using my MOST fav...
paper adhesive in the WORLD...
then plant the marigold 






189 comments:

Carol C said...

Thanks for the great explanation about inks x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Very informative blogpost, Wendy. Even though I knew some of the facts, others were new to me. This will help me to use my inks differently in my projects. Thanks Wendy.
And thanks for fab Giveaway!!

Wilma said...

thanks for all the answers and the link.
Beautiful tag with the marigold!!
Borders and Marigold are on my wishlist :-)

Cafe Crop said...

Great info. We have been getting lots of questions on the ink differences.

pattyb said...

I always learn something new from your posts! thanks for all the great info and the new art! and as always, thanks for the chance to win!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Thanks for the great explanation of ink types. As a fairly new crafter (and one that is mostly science and math oriented) I am way better at reading about the properties of the inks, but not so good at just rolling up my sleeves and letting myself play. Not sure how to get past this mental block!

Kailash said...

Such an informative post, love how you explained all the differences about inks. Thanks for sharing!!

Ruby Craft said...

Great job of dispelling those inky myths and explaining about the different ink properties. Love my Distress and Archival Inks. I will admit I have mostly Distress but my Archival collection is starting to grow. Your new colors are lovely.

That Marigold is adorable in its graniteware pot. Love the lace table cloth too. Great tag.

april dawn said...

This was wonderful and so informative. I need to release it and take notes! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy J said...

This was the most informative awesome lesson I have ever learned about inks and it is worth it's weight in gold. Marking the page. Thank you so much. I for one sincerely appreciate it.

Bev said...

Great information. I know it took me quite awhile to sort out the different inks. There just isn;t enough info out there.

Love that stamp and stencil!

SusanK said...

Definitely could use that marigold here...we're about to see 4-8" of white stuff..which you'll see before me. Please help me remember that spring is just a few weeks away!!! And thank you for the great explanations on Ranger inks...it's easy to forget some of this info.

Linda said...

good ink explanations! Love the flower stamp and stencils! TFS!

Kelly Urquhart said...

Thank you for the explanation and the chance to win one of your gorgeous stamps x

Dorothy said...

thank you so much for all that info in inks!!! Very nice of you!!!

Bill said...

thanks for the info on inks. I've tried to tell my students the differents, but you did it so much better. I will have to share this with them. Thanks again
Sharon


ps my husbands account

mary j said...

Thank you so much for the lesson, been scrapbooking for a long time and took many classes and have never knew some of the things you cover, I guess its the old saying your Never to old to learn something new, this was a prize in its self. Thanks Mary Walke

margie said...

great information! thanks so much for clearing things up.

Tracy MacIntosh said...

Great resource-will be adding to my reference binder!

Carole M. said...

Wendy, your explanations are so astute. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this one......oh, and by the way.....thanks for a chance with your giveaway!! Carole from Chicago

Scrapthat said...

Love your tag Wendy!! Great descriptions of the inks and their uses! TFS
Dolly

Cec said...

This is super information to have so I printed your post to keep it close at hand. The marigold tag is wonderful and the warm colours are helping on yet another brutally cold day here.
Hugs!
Cec

Carol Mc said...

Thanks for the clarification about the different inks, really useful info! Love the marigold stamp too.

Sue said...

I re-learned a few things, so thank you for clarifying the inks and their properties. Since I'm in Florida, I have the humidity issues too! It takes FORever and a day for ink to dry on it's own! I'm always using my heat gun!

Julie Steed said...

I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about inks but you shared some tidbits that I didn't know (like archival inks are good on non-porous surfaces). I guess I need to go back to my LSS and pick up some of your pretty archival inks that I was eyeballing the other day!

Marion said...

Thanks for the concise explanation of different inks. Even though I'm not new to stamping I often find myself unsure of which kind of ink to use.

KVencel said...

Oh my gosh, this is WONDERFUL information on Ranger Ink products! I have used all of these inks before, but I learned some new things from this tutorial. Thank you so much, Wendy!

Diane Swanson said...

Thanks for all the info on the inks!

Cheryl said...

Great info as always ! Got some newsprint to try. Thank you so much, Wendy.

karenm said...

Thanks for that Wendy xx

Carolyn said...

I like the marigold stamp and the stencils. Thanks for the ink information- I learned something!

Grรก O'Neill said...

Fabulous answer, lovely to see the info all in one place & that not all dye inks are the same- perfect for pinning! Fab giveaway too :)

Kelly K said...

Great job on explaining how the inks differ - really appreciated that. Thanks also for the opportunity to win a stamp and stencil set. Love how you used the marigold stamp on the tag.

Gramma said...

Thank you for the info. You make it all sound so simple. I guess it's time to play and learn.

Patti Hojnacki said...

Thanks for the great explanation of the dyes! The marigold is beautiful!

Jacky said...

Thanks for the info and for the lovely giveaway. Always great to see your great ideas x

Cindy Horvath said...

What a wonderful explanation.. that explains why I couldnt clean my sponge with soap and water.. had never tried the archival inks before. Thank you. :)

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Excellent explanation! Ranger should make some sort of free flyer to keep in the stores by their inks for the newbies.

K of JK Designs said...

Thanks for the informative article Wendy, great to have a refresher that's so easy to understand.

Peggy Shao said...

Thanks for the great information about ink, It's really helpful

Kristy Tyra said...

I am so glad you answered the question about the dye inks and archival inks. I had been wondering what the difference was beyond the fact that the archival was waterproof. Thanks!!!

Jean Dunning said...

Thanks for the easy to follow descriptions of the inks. It's always good to have a refresher for those of us who haven't just started, too.

Cathy said...

Awesome info on inks!! Thanks for sharing!!

Bridget Downey said...

Thanks for the info!

Amber Wicknick said...

Just last night I was trying to find info about the different inks and was so confused! Thank you for this great article. I understand now!

Ohhh Snap said...

Thanks for thINKing about inks (and giving us the info). Thanks for the chance to win the awesomeness of the giveway. Thanks for sharing that fantastic tag!

Donna Streagle said...

Definitely love the marigold sisi. So pretty! Glad to read about your description of the inks. Ranger does a great job!

Berit said...

Thanks for the information ��

cebelica said...

Thank you for all this info - very useful and helpful!
Hug! xx

Liz Lumsden said...

Thanks for the low-down on inks! I love marigolds and this stamp/stencil is wonderful!

cghundley said...

Thanks for all the
great ink info. And
beautiful card. Happy
Friday!
Carla from Utah

Karen Petitt said...

I've been stamping for more than fifteen years and some of this information is new to me so thank you for sharing and for the chance to win some lush goodies Karen x

grammypat said...

Thanks so much for the ink info , and also a chance to win a prize besides . Very thoughtful of you.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I really need the mini mat pots they are gorgeous and I love them combined with your flowers. Lovely giveaway too. Tracy x x

Sandi Lillard said...

Thanks for your Q&A about inks. Love the giveaway!

Elza Yilmaz said...

This is so nice and sweet stamp and border. I like it every time i enjoy your work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ greetings from elza

Carol said...

Thank you for your explanations of the different inks...I knew some of this but not all. Thanks also for the chance to win.

Lynn Hardy said...

Thanks for the very clear explanation Wendy, and for the chance to win too :)

Gayle Milbourne said...

Thank you so much Wendy for the clarification on the inks...I knew most but it was great to have a re-fresher. Love the Stamp and Stencil giveaway...would love to win it.

Suzanne Francke said...

Thank you for the information, it can be confusing for a newbie! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too. Love your work!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I loved reading your answers about inks. I always learn something new.

Anita Houston said...

I get these questions all the time...love seeing a blog post dedicated to ink questions! You explained it wonderfully! YOU ROCK!!!

VickiRossArt said...

Gosh, +Peg Robinson GREAT post! I knew there was a difference, and generally what that difference was...but you made it clear for me. Would love to enter the giveaway! Ps: :love the background...

Marissa said...

I love inks and your post has classified some things for me. Thank you.

Vic said...

Great info & art, as always!

Heather B. said...

It so helpful to have all the information in one place. Thanks for taking time to clarify all the differences of the inks.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flower pot and flower. They have so much depth. Look like I could set it on the window sill and have a happy place.
Thanks for the info on inks.
I use a lot of different inks. Have lots of the ranger inks so I was glad to get info on them.
thanks for sharing.

Rea' said...

How could we not stick with you ! Such great information and THEN a fabulous project TOO ! Love your blog post ... so much personality! Thank you :)

Alyce said...

I laugh now when I think back to when I began buying inks. I foolishly thought that I only "needed" a black dye ink, a black pigment ink, and a VersaMark pad. I have dozens of Distress pads and dozens of Archival pads, and . . . . . . .
Thanks for the explanation of the uses for different inks.

Nox said...

Thanks for such a thorough explanation if the different inks! A great reference for future use!

PK Sews said...

Thanks so much for explaining the differences! This is very helpful. And thanks for the great giveaway!

Rosemary Bryson said...

I love ranger inks! They are my go to inks. They are the best!

Leslie M. said...

Thanks for all the great info - always good to have it reinforced! And the giveaway!

Darcy said...

Thank you so much! It's nice to have all this info in one spot :)

Redanne said...

You always give us such great advice Wendy and your explanations are always so clear - thanks so much for sharing and thank you for the chance to win too!

pam said...

Thanks for the info !!

M@risk@ said...

So much information in one post, thanks a lot. This is very helpfull

Jane said...

Thanks for the reminder Wendy, so useful and now I now how to clean archival ink of my stencil!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow, that was a lot of info, I think I am going to copy and keep for ref later. TFS Wendy

Elizabeth said...

Terrific info! Thanks for the refresher. I can't remember the last project I made that didn't include a combination of Archival and Distress Inks. I love how they work together.

Jean said...

This is such wonderful information! I really need to go back through and re read it when i have different inks in front of me. Then I can practice and play! Thank you so much for this!!!

michelle said...

And this is why I love you. . . lessons on ink always good to learn or refresh my memory and an awesome give away too! You rock!

nj_cricket said...

Very helpfu, I would love to save it! My question is about using the heat tool with the inks and embossing powders, is there a too you can use that doesn't blow the powders all over the place? I love the look but even after I tap off the excess, my tool still blows the stuff off and all over the place! Maybe I need a different heat tool?

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

It is always nice to learn something new. Thanks for all the terrific info. It will come in handy.

SHartl said...

Thanks so much for all the inside info on inks and their uses and care! With so many different inks coming out it can be confusing at time!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Thank you so much for explaining the differences in ink. I truly appreciate that you took the time to do this for us. I have to say, marigolds are one of my favorite flowers. Love ya' Patricia B

A Pink said...

invaluable info ! Thx Wendy Now all i have to do is remember it - dang tho senior moments !! lol . Maybe a copy n paste will help - think i can remember how to do that ;)

Rebecca Billard said...

Thanks for the great information!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the awesome info on inks!! And what a gorgeous tag!! Amazing and inspirational as always!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Debbie A said...

Thanks Wendy, Valuable information that is good to have repeated from time to time for newcomers & more experienced 'inkers'

Nikki Davis said...

Nice refresher on the different ink. Can't wait to go paly with my new sky blue ink pad when I get home from work today!

Amanda Openshaw said...

Brilliant blog Wendy! I don't think I've ever had it explained so clearly. Thank you. Xx
Fingers crossed for the giveaway. Xx

Barbara said...

Great ink explanation! It's nice to get a refresher!

Love that marigold stamp/stencil and your special creation using it. The flower in the pot is adorable!

Thanks for the give-away!

Barbara

Sue Kendrick said...

Wow, Wendy, you made a confusing subject very clear. Thanks for the chance to win.

jill said...

Thanks for the informative blog post and for the chance to win! Love your project!

Denise Bryant said...

Thanks for the great overview on inks!
Love your SiSi sets! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love the marigold! I have my fingers crossed to win!

Christine Kaminski said...

Thanks for the tips - I printed and saved this! I love this piece of art you made and will need to get it!! thanks for the chance to win it first!

cathy< jt said...

Thanks for the refresher . Great giveaway! Love love love !!!
Cathy Thompson !!!!

Lissa Goldsmith said...

This was a great learning experience. Thanks. Lissag123@verizon.net

Kathy Bradley said...

Thank you so much for the information on the difference in the inks - it has helped a great deal. Awesome!

Robin said...

Wendy - Bless your heart! Thank you for your thorough explanation of inks. Great job!

Geneva said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the information. What you told us is how I understand the Ranger inks. It was nice to know that I was actually 'getting it'. Thank you again for your insights.

Tona said...

Thanks for the great information! I feel like I deepened my understanding of ranger inks.

Anne Dwyer said...

Thanks so much Wendy for the information, I've just made myself two ink pad storage units - one for Distress ink pads and one for the mini storage ink pads - waiting for their release. Thanks for sharing your ideas and methods.

Swimmom said...

Thank you! I wish I had more time to play with my inks and stencils!

Kaye said...

That was great, Wendy. It is very confusing, even when you've worked with inks for a while.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Wendy, Thanks so much for the ink lesson. I have not been stamping for long and you have confirmed what little I know and answered a lot of questions for me. Thanks for the great giveaway chance. Your art is beautiful

suzieq23 said...

It took me a long time to distinguish between all the different categories of inks when I started too, but I did learn even more from your conversation today about inks. Thanks.

Dana D. said...

Terrific post today. Thanks for the great info Wendy.

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks for taking the time to clarify all this. Especially about how to store your inks. I've always wondered about that.

Amante del Papel said...

I love your tag, is so beautiful!!!

Jean Bullock said...

I loved your explanation about the inks. I often stand at the ink shelves, uncertain about what to get. Your explanation is certainly going to shorten my lingering time. Thanks so much.

kit cochran said...

Thanks for the clarification! I love your blog and your work.

kit cochran said...

Thanks for the clarification! I love your blog and your work.

Immi said...

Great info. Always good to understand your tools!

cybil said...

Wow. That whole ink stuff was like taking a small workshop on how to. Thanks for all of the info. You clearly clarified everything I need to know. Great stuff. Tu

cybil said...

Wow. That whole ink stuff was like taking a small workshop on how to. Thanks for all of the info. You clearly clarified everything I need to know. Great stuff. Tu

Kathy Eddy said...

Great job explaining all about the types of inks! love the new sisi!

Karen Cerrato said...

Very helpful lesson on inks...thank you!!

wings love'n crafts said...

love the stencil and the stamp!!! Thanks for the "ink tutorial" with so many brands and types is good to have the info refresh!!!

Thanks!

Susan Shrader said...

Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. I have always been curious about the difference between the ink pads. It can be confusing. I hope the marigold will be mine. It's beautiful.

lostartcreations said...

Great little tut Wendy! Thanks for clearing up a lot of questions.

Linda said...

Ok I'm loving the new sisi and stencil - could really use these. So Rick, pick me - LOL

Thanks Wendy for the chance

SannaS said...

thanks for the information and the chance to win those yummy goodies...=)

Dynamics said...

Thank you. That was helpful.

Bonnie Klocke said...

Really interesting information about inks. Thank you for taking your time to post it.as always the sisi stamp, marigold, and stencil is fabulous. Rick i would love to win those. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Wendy is fab.

Linda said...

Great information Wendy, Love the tag it is gorgeous !!!

Inks4fun said...

What a great and informative post. I'm a huge fan of all the Ranger ink products and on a mission to own them all! thanks for the great information.

Christi Conley said...

Thank you for clarifying the inks - I know it's hard since so many "rules" only work sometimes :)

ktfabian said...

Thanks for the great run down on inks. There are so many out there, it's often hard for the basic user to know which one to choose for their project.

Nancy D. said...

Thanks for the ink refresher course..! I would love to win that stamp & stencils...super cute..!

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous tag, thanks for the refresher on the inks. I was wondering about pigment and dye inks the other day and you answered that.

NBCT5 said...

Even though I've been stamping for ages, your clear explanations clarified things for me. Loving the marigold stamp n stencil.

Debby said...

Love the tag. Wouldn't it be nice to have some of that August humid weather right now in Illinois!!!

Merry Stamper said...

Marigolds are one of my favorite flowers, they are so happy! I know that I would have great fun using this stamp/stencil set!

jezebel said...
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jezebel said...

Great explanation. I knew all this since I had classes with you but the refresh was great. Would love some warm, slow ink drying weather right about now. This is the winter from hades...

scanipe said...

Thanks for the ink info and I love the SISI and borders!

Darlene G said...

Thanks for all the very helpful information. I'll have to print this and keep it with my inks. And I love your stamps. Thanks.

terri d said...

Great post with so much info. Thanks!
Love the new stamp~ and speaking of on-line classes... oh what a dream come true would t be. Would be one of the first to sign up!!

Rosie said...

After years of stamping I learn that rubbing alcohol can clean archival ink off stamps! Thank you for this tip!

Tanja said...

very informative - thanks for the chance to win

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for the ink explanations. Now it makes sense. I love love love your products.

craftyM said...

I enjoyed reading your simple clarification of the different types of ink! Ranger definitely makes the best! Thanks for the cool giveaway! Marita Kovalik

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Thanks for giving us the information in such a clear & concise way & I love that gorgeous tag.

Jen Rey said...

Wow! Thanks for the information! I've embossed with distress inks before! I wasn't sure if it would work but it was the color I needed and it turned out great! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Val Thorpe said...

OMG no wonder my projects have been so hit and miss... I need to store this somewhere so I can refer back to it. I love that tag with the stencil/stamp. So cool. <3

Val Thorpe said...

OMG no wonder my projects have been so hit and miss... I need to store this somewhere so I can refer back to it. I love that tag with the stencil/stamp. So cool. <3

Anna Durkin said...

This is very useful info Wendy. Thanks for sharing x

Jenny Shepherd said...

Thank you for the explanation, really useful, I have printed it off and it's on my desk for those doh moments. would love to win x

Suzi B said...

Thank you so much for all this information. Inks baffle me even though I've been stamping for a couple of years or so! My method is trial and error :-) Have you any objection to me saving and printing your post.
Suzi B x

michelegeorgern said...

Thank you for clearing up my confusion on inks. I've pretty much used trial and error ( with more error). I think this will save me a lot of time. Wish I could pin it, but will print it out to keep.

Susan Battensby said...

Many thanks for the useful information on the inks, although I did know some of it, it's great to have a proper explanation of them all to refer back to. Love your tag, would love to win your stamp. Thanks for the chance.

Irene said...

Thanks for all of the detail on archival...that helps a lot in understanding how to use it! Love your Sisi sets and the marigold is another winner!

stamping sue said...

I've been stamping for over 15 years and never realized about the archival dye inks being oil based. thank you for that information.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Alix Merriman said...

Thanks for clarifying all these points on the variety of Ranger inks, Wendy. It's good to revisit basic stuff like this every now and then, plus this is perfect for newbie stampers too - everyone's a winner!

famillemarleau said...

Thanks, those are very helpful informations. And thanks for the chance, Johanne Lacombe

Stacey Riggs said...

Thank you Wendy . No matter how long you've been stamping, etc. you can always appreciate a reminder of the qualities of the items that you use every day.

Dara Lynn said...

Hit the save button ladies and gents! One of the best explanations of properties of Ranger Inks! What a fabulous Sisi/stencil giveaway ...crossing fingers :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Thanks for clarifying the inks and thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway. I love the tag you created making the flower so dimensional.

Vicki said...

Great info. I use the archival for my stamping and I didn't even know it was oil based!

Becky said...

Most of this has nothing really to do with your post...but I just did the faux graniteware technique and I loves it!! A lot. I predict that many, many things will be faux granitewared. Hubby better not sit still too long...snerk. :)Plus I gotta get that marigold, 'cause them is my favorite flowers. Yes. :p heh. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Mary Wynne said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity!

Mary Wynne said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity!

Mary Wynne said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity!

jan metcalf said...

You are a great teacher Wendy!

Sally Malec said...

Thank you for the great explanation of the different types of ink and their uses. I have never tried non permanent inks before, I may have to give it a try and experiment with using both ink types. :)

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

One of the best explanations I've ever read! Wish I could pin it, I'd always be able to find it!

Judy said...

Wendy, I love that new stamp and stencil set. It looks great planted in your mini pot. Love your blog, so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carol H. said...

Great explanation of the various inks. It really helps to have them all explained like that. I will definitely bookmark this post for future reference! Thank you!

Dot said...

I was just recently introduced to your stamps and am always interested in finding about different products. This was very interesting to read. Thank you!

Trine Rise said...

It look very cool

Kate B said...

Super summary about the various inks. Gorgeous card!

Craftychris said...

Fabulous tutorial on the different inks, thank you! Love the pretty tag too and thank you for the chance to win too! xxx

Pam said...

Thanks for all the info on inks. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jane said...

I love love love your info. You describe inks beautifully! AND, SISI, it doesn't get better. I'd love to add the Marigold to my collection.....WV stamps, stencils are the best!

Pamela said...

Thanks for all the great info. on the different types of inks.

Pamela said...

Thanks for all the great info. on the different types of inks.

Sandra Bonagura said...

well I learned something today - I had always thought that archival ink was pigment since it was permanent - thanks for the info!
Sandra ltb

Sandy said...

Thank you for explaining the differences in ink types. I have never used a SISI, so it would be nice to try it! I just got some clearly for art to try out!

Sue said...

Thanks for the ink lowdown, very useful xx

Linda Knox said...

Great info on the different kinds of ink properties. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I Love and use Archival inks all the time!

LieselPaula said...

Great explanation for inks. No matter how much we use them, we can still stand to be reminded.

Barbara said...

Good info, I think that I will separate my inks into 2 categories, that way, I'll always pull out the right product....Ty

lorhen82 said...

Thank you so much for the info and the links!

Krista said...

Excellent detailed description of inks! Ty

Caroline D. said...

WOW... this is like an on-line class within itself!! Thank you for taking time to write all this up. I've pinned it to keep for reference.

Diane said...

I have been a stamper since I bought my first rubber stamp in 1987! But I still appreciated you taking the time to explain all the facts about the different tyoes of inks. It sure CAN be confusing at times. Thanks for the refresher course.

Flo said...

I love that lacy border, and that you cut it out. Thanks for the info, it was very helpful.