I have several colors of "pigment ink" that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I didn't know what the difference was between that and the other ink they had. I noticed that when I stamped on a picture it pretty much wipes right off.
Do you stamp on pictures? If so what kind of ink do you use? Do you know what the other ink is in the same little pads and is used for something different than pigment ink? What is pigment ink used for?
I've never stamped a photo and would be hesitant to try. I'd rather make a stamped frame or stamp on another sheet of paper and add it in.
I have found that pigment pens do not work well on clear stamps. You need ink pads for those. Pigment pens work well on traditional stamps though.
For layouts that I have done, I stamp the image on another sheet of paper and cut it out (or have it on a square of paper or something similar). That way if I mess up, I can try again.
I can't ever get my pigment ink pads to work, unless I use embossing powder and heat gun. Otherwise it takes forever for them to dry. Just me I guess.
ETA, I've only stamped on a picture once and it turned out only OK, so haven't done so since. I used my regular water-based ink pad for it.
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Have you tried Staz-on? It's a solvent ink vs the usual pigment ink. I have some at home, I can try it on a picture tonight after work and see how it does if you like. (I get home from work at 2:30am CT btw) So far it has stayed on everything I have tried it on.
I have seen that at Hobby Lobby. I would love for you to try it if you get a chance!!! Thanks
Staz-on will work on pics! I will look for an example...
Yay, I knew I had a couple. These were demonstrated at a SU! convention a couple years ago.
Sorry I can't get them any bigger, but these both use white Staz-on in the dark areas of the pictures. You can also use dark Staz-on on light areas, but I don't have a sample atm. On the 2nd one, he masked off the baby and used a large script background stamp. Cool effect! Been meaning to try it... (ever since I saw it 2 years ago )
Here is some info on dye vs. pigment ink... It's written in reference to SU pads, but I think it would be generally true of most pigment vs. dye ink pads. Just make sure whatever ink you use is acid-free if you're using it in your SB, of course
Craft ink (pigment ink) is slow to dry. You can heat-set it with a heat tool or emboss it.
It does not really absorb into the paper, but rather it sits on top, so the color is more fade-resistant. For this reason they say it is best for scrapbooking. But Classic is also acid-free and should last a long time if it is not being displayed where light gets to it a lot. (If you're planning to frame/display a page, I'd probably use craft.)
You can also stamp on fabric with craft ink (need to heat-set)
And you can stamp a light color on a dark paper, which you can't do with dye ink.
Classic ink (dye ink) is fast-drying and great for quick stamping.
It also seems to be better for outline stamps or fine lines.
You can color with it using a blender pen.
And Classic pads are cheaper
I use Classic most of the time. They are less messy and easier to use when you don't have a lot of time.
Another difference is that craft pads are foam and classic pads are linen. You shouldn't rub a foam pad across a large stamp (background, for instance) because it could tear -- so use a brayer to ink up the BG stamp instead.
They definitely each have their uses! HTH!
Last edited by RR333; 01-04-2009 at 05:38 AM.
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