With so many different types of ink on the market, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Believe me, I know!
I’ve had a lot of questions from you all on inks, so I thought I would do a series of videos explaining and showing you how the different inks work, what they are used for and what the differences are.
Today’s video focuses on Pigment Ink Pads.
As I show in the video, pigment inks are like paint (P – P, that’s how I remember). They are thick, heavy and take a while to dry. The actual pad is spongy – don’t press your stamp TOO hard onto this type of ink pad, otherwise you’ll have ink all over the place!
There are several unique features of Pigment Inks:
- the ink sits on top of the paper rather than being absorbed into it like Dye ink is.
- VIBRANT colors – you will find the colors are rich and deep.
- fade-resistant. Once that color is dry, it will not fade. This makes Pigment Ink perfect if you are stamping something for home decor.
- dries slowly – which enables this ink to be heat embossed!
- shows up on dark cardstock.
- you can stamp color on top of color and they don’t contaminate each other.
Personally, I use dye inks almost exclusively in my paper crafting. If you are a patient and neat person, you might want to go with the Pigment Inks instead. They really are wonderful!
Leave me a note below and let me know if you have any Pigment Ink Pads, if you have a favorite brand and what other ink questions you have!
I have linked below SOME Pigment Ink pads that you can find in the Ellen Hutson store.
Thank you for visiting with me today, I will see you on Thursday when I show you how to use these inks on a card.