What type of ink do I use?

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.

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What type of ink should I use?

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  1. Memento (dye based) & Stampin Up Classic Inks
  • use with alcohol markers (copics, spectrum noir)
  • fast dry
  • water based
  • Does not fade
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Distress Inks (dye based)
  1. Versa Mark (watermark ink) – use for all heat embossing

Special thanks to Swirlydoos on YouTube! 

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