Same Papers, Different Stamping Inks

Stamping Inks

I’ve got some Neenah Classic Crest cardstock on order, after hearing it so highly praised by several stampers who recommended it here. In the meantime, I’m still playing around with the white cardstock/paper I’ve got on hand.

Forrestwife mentioned in a comment that type of ink can make a difference in how an image stamps on a particular paper and this is a fair point. So I decided to try using one stamp (this time from Gotcha Images) to stamp on three different papers: Kromecoat glossy coated cardstock, Strathmore Premium Cover cardstock (Ultimate White) and Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper.

The inks I used included: Ancient Page archival ink, ColorBox pigment ink, Distress Ink, ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, StazOn solvent ink, VersaFine archival pigment ink, Brilliance archival pigment ink, Antiquities pigment ink and Ranger Archival ink. I didn’t have black ink in all of these colors (and black isn’t the only type of ink we use anyway!) so this time, the ink I used is mostly red, pink or plum.

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Stippling Inside a Stamped Image (Sort Of)

Stippled Flowers

You may recognize the card on the right from the most recent eArticle, “Sponge & Brush Techniques for Stampers”. On the left is a second take on the card that I created today using the same stamp images and the same basic color scheme. Both cards used stippled ink from an inkpad for the base color on the stamped flower. But there are some differences . . .

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Reorganizing the Stamp Supply Drawers . . . Again

Embossing Powder Drawer

If you remember my recent post on “My Stamp Supplies Storage”, I showed you the inside of the drawers where I store most of my embossing powders and inkpads. I needed to do some surgery on the drawers (see “Fixing the Stamp Supply Drawers” post) and so had to take everything out of the drawers yesterday. When I put them back in today, I made some changes to how I arranged things.

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My Stamp Supplies Storage

Supplies Storage

I continue to chip away at my craft area reorganization project, working on it a little bit each day. I’ve got another area finished up so I thought I’d take some pictures and let you take a peek at more of my stamping STUFF and how I’m storing it. This is the sixth post on my craft area storage strategies. Previous storage posts have included: “Keeping Stamping Supplies Close”, “Pegboard + IRIS = Storage”, “My Paper Storage”, “My Stamp Storage” and “My Paint and Marker Storage”. And the other day I also gave you a peek into “Jan’s Laundry Room Stamping Area.”

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