As I am preparing for my water color pencils class tomorrow night, I thought I’d make a bit of cheat-sheet on why certain types of inks are better for water coloring (so your images don’t bleed). Thanks to several sources on youtube, these are the notes I have created to pass out to my upcoming class attendees going forward.
What type of ink should I use?
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- Memento (dye based) & Stampin Up Classic Inks
- use with alcohol markers (copics, spectrum noir)
- fast dry
- water based
- Does not fade
- StazOn (alcohol based ink)
- Won’t run when used with water based products
- Use on non-porous services (acetate, vellum, photos, metal)
- Use with water based products
- Use on mix media
- Pigment Ink (Brilliance, Archival Inks)
- Will run when you use alcohol based markers (copics, spectrum noir)
- Stays wet longer
- Good for embossing
- Can use on photos, but takes long to dry
- Distress Inks (dye based)
- Versa Mark (watermark ink) – use for all heat embossing
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