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wiccan333
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I hope one of the many experts on this forum can help me.
I have just recently stepped foot into this multimedia world. I have many different types of inks/reinkers/daubers/sta ins/mists/liquid pearls/stickles/metallic mixatives etc. Plus chalks/Pearl-ex/pigment powders etc. Plus plus, pads in dye, pigment and distress. Let's just say I have an overly helpful family when I start a new hobby venture.
I am wasting a lot of paper and inks by using them incorrectly. I know these inks go on more than shipping tags.
Can anyone give me a list of what kind of paper or material the different inks go on? Or perhaps a website?


 
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If you click on items in the Superstore here, you will be taken to the Superstore page where there are often videos of how to use them or info about them. For instance, click on the Distress Ink Pads - Spring (above) and it will take you to the page with the video. There is also a videos section up at the top of the page where the blue tabs are.

Google Tim Holtz's blog and there are tons of videos of how to use the Ranger Tim Holtz items. Generally, if you search out company blogs, they will have videos of how to use their products. Youtube also has videos of crafters using these items, you just have to poke around a bit Have fun!


 
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Also, check out the Resources tab at the top - there are lots of tutorials, articles, tips, etc.


 
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Thanks. I will do that. One day I will sit down (when I have time!) and write an excel page on what inks go with what papers and put it on Facebook, I bet it would be a big hit!


 
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It's not so much which inks go with which papers, as what effect you want to achieve. They're all designed to do slightly different things.

Distress inks are water-based and will blend beautifully (with the right technique - check YouTube or the Ranger site for how to do it) but they are not designed to give a clear stamped image. You can also paint with them as if they were water-colours.

The pigment ink pads can be used for stamping images, or inking edges. Versafine are the best for stamping delicate images for colouring in.

Stickles is basically glitter in a glue suspension. It's not designed to be sticky, the glue is only a medium for the sparkle. It can be used on pretty much anything: to draw lines, to colour in (try using a brush), to blob glitter in flower centres. Takes forever to dry - put on your project last and leave overnight, otherwise you won't be able to resist the "is it dry yet?" poke, and you'll have to redo it.

Dimensional paint is used to give texture. Because it is water-based and you need a good covering of it, thinner or more absorbent paper will warp.

Chalk inks will give you a misty effect. You can't really stamp a clear image with those either. Good for inking edges or making a subtle stamped background. Any paper works except really glossy.

Alcohol inks work best on glossy paper or glossy surfaces such as glass.

Does that help at all? As the others have said, go and check out the videos, and YouTube is your friend! Enjoy!


 
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thanks RedSquirrel, that helped me!


 
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You're very welcome.

Feel free to shout (or PT) if you have any more questions. This is specialised stuff we're playing with - I mean working with here.


 
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That helped me a lot Rosey becuase I'm clueless about inks too. Very confused.


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
It's not so much which inks go with which papers, as what effect you want to achieve. They're all designed to do slightly different things.

Distress inks are water-based and will blend beautifully (with the right technique - check YouTube or the Ranger site for how to do it) but they are not designed to give a clear stamped image. You can also paint with them as if they were water-colours.

The pigment ink pads can be used for stamping images, or inking edges. Versafine are the best for stamping delicate images for colouring in.

Stickles is basically glitter in a glue suspension. It's not designed to be sticky, the glue is only a medium for the sparkle. It can be used on pretty much anything: to draw lines, to colour in (try using a brush), to blob glitter in flower centres. Takes forever to dry - put on your project last and leave overnight, otherwise you won't be able to resist the "is it dry yet?" poke, and you'll have to redo it. ;)

Dimensional paint is used to give texture. Because it is water-based and you need a good covering of it, thinner or more absorbent paper will warp.

Chalk inks will give you a misty effect. You can't really stamp a clear image with those either. Good for inking edges or making a subtle stamped background. Any paper works except really glossy.

Alcohol inks work best on glossy paper or glossy surfaces such as glass.

Does that help at all? As the others have said, go and check out the videos, and YouTube is your friend! Enjoy!




LOL I do this with my liquid pearls. Don't know how many times I've messed them up.


 
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FWIW, there's a great resource available that tells about all the different kinds of inks

http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/doc/32019/209.html


 
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Thank you Rosey and Amy!

Rosey - I printed your post out and put it in my notebook with all my Cricut cart images and distress ink samples and Slice cart images and punch samples - my book of what I have and how to use it!

Amy - your link was fantastic - I also printed it out and put it in my notebook! Now I have it for reference when I buy or try to use inks. It is really going to help!


 
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LOL Henri your organisation makes me laugh - you're even more organised than I am! I'm so glad I could help.

Yup, Liquid Pearls is another temptation to touch, as is Glossy Accents. And I have also read lots of funny stories about pets and Stickles, so make sure the cat can't get at your drying project. I'm not sure which is worse, cat fur permanently stuck to the project, or a grumpy glittery cat.


 
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Imagine my son's surprise if he found his black cats stickled!


 
RedSquirrel UK
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Great idea for Hallowe'en though. Try using dark blue - subtle but striking.


 
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