Username Post: Inking and Chalking ~ how to?        (Topic#1520733)
pink.camo
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pink.camo

I've searched the forums... and the net in search of how to ink and how to chalk. Although, I think that I understand the various methods, I am questioning which type of ink and chalk are used?

Thanks in advance!


 
lifeinthefastlane
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In response to pink.camo

Any kind will work really.

Chalk I usually use Pebbles, but I also have some cheapies from Price Busters (our version of Big Lots) They are acid free though

Ink pads, I looooooove Tim Holtz distress inks and Nick Bantock. I use those the most. I like Colorbox but those stacks are a to keep together. I use Staz On too, but usually just for stamping.
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pink.camo
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pink.camo
In response to lifeinthefastlane

Thanks so much for replying and giving all the links!


 
scraperfect
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In response to pink.camo

Depends on your use. For edges and general grunging (if that's a word...), anything will do. If you have a real purpose, it would matter what look you're after or material it's one.

Heat embossing-pigment
Quick drying- dye
slick media- Sta-zon

Recommendation: The Perfect Printing Pouch for crisper, faster drying even with Stazon and anti-static for embossing. Stops bleeding when stamping on wood and fabric, too!


 
Richelle
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In response to scraperfect

I am all about tim holtz! LOVE his stuff!
I always gets comments about my inking.
I apply it with a makeup sponge. Works great!


 
KCScrapDiva
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In response to Richelle

  • Richelle Said:
I am all about tim holtz! LOVE his stuff!
I always gets comments about my inking.
I apply it with a makeup sponge. Works great!



Sifting through the tips forum and saw this post. What a great idea!! I have the alcohol ink applicator, but I don't have the foam, just felt. Makeup sponge sounds like a great idea and probably cheaper than foam refills.


 
Foamy
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  • Foamy on 01-19-10 09:18 AM
In response to KCScrapDiva

I love the line of Distress inks & Adinrondack inks. They are both made by Ranger.
I too use make up wedges to ink all my edges. They are reusuable & inexpensive!


Edited by Foamy on 01-19-10 09:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
mercytiara
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In response to Foamy

I use the foam make up sponges too, especially for inking the edges. I pinch them into a rounded shape and clip them with a little mini-binder clip to use as a handle. I find the ink blending tool with the sponge pads really is worth it for distressing the surface of a page though. It makes a much more subtle, less streaky look with less effort, and the sponge pads don't crumble as much as the make-up sponges do.

I also find a slight difference in the colour of distress inks when using the make-up sponges. Walnut Stain, for example, looks green when applied with make up sponges and brown when applied with the blending tool sponge pads. I mentioned this to the owner of my lss and she said lots of people find differences in colour with the makeup sponges. I still use them because they are so much cheaper. I reserve my blending tool for "special" jobs.


Edited by mercytiara on 01-20-10 04:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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