I use stampin up ink for regular stamping. Versamark is helpful, I LOVE Tim Holtz distressing inks..and have almost all of them!!! Then I have black ink for water coloring stamps, and another brand for inking and then coloring the images with copics.
Black, brown and the primary colors are a good start. Do you scrap for a girl mostly or a boy...then maybe you need more blue or more pinks. Start basic and go from there. Inks are addicting!!!
I 'collect' the Dew Drops in all the yummy colors, and I think Ive used them all at one time or another. DEF black and brown are most used for me to get that vintage look/feel for a LO or photos. You can get multi packs of them at HL and use your 40 or 50% coupon to save!
I agree with melanie too!! DO you like light papers or dark ones? I would use black browns, and blues for darker images or themed pages such as halloween, or fall, but if you like bright colors than primary works for me!! I like Bright, most of the time during summer than winter changes my mood toward darker tones!! HTH
Edited by simplycrafty on 08-19-11 01:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
As you all can tell i am very, very new at this. Question on ink. when you have a stamp how do you get color on each section. for example: yellow for blonde hair, blue for a dress etc etc. is there such a thing as printing and coloring it in?
You can use a marker to color the individual spots on a stamp then huff on it (breathe onto the stamp with your mouth open and the moisture from your breath will re-moisten all the ink on the stamp). If the stamp is an outline and you want to color it in (like a coloring book type image) then you can use Copic Markers, watercolor pencils, or any number of things to color it in
Lots of great info and products, but I have a question too, which one's are best to use to color flowers? I don't have any experience in using inks at all. I've watched several YouTube vidoes on making flowers and would love to try it. I've seen several techniques that are fascinating, one in particular that used Crayola markers and ironing starch. I just don't know how safe that stuff would be around pictures? Anyhow, which inks work best to color homemade flowers?
Henri, I don't think it's discontinued, I think sb.com may just not be carrying the reinker which is why it shows discontinued here. Just dc'd from the site.
mstasha - flowers can be ANY color! Just depends on whether you're doing mostly roses or whole wildflower gardens, do you like brights or softer colors. Etc. You might want to pick up smaller inkpads like teardrops, colorbox mixed pads, SEI, etc., because they're cheaper than the bigger pads so you'll get more colors faster