To break things down I will very simply break down the types of inks that are used for stamping. I will do in a few different parts so it isn't too overwhelming.
I will covering DYE inks, PIGMENT inks, WATERMARK inks, ALCOHOL inks and SOLVENT inks.
Sound OVERWHELMING?? :o)
For this post I will start out with Dye Inks.
Dye inks are probably, in my opinion, one of the most common and versatile inks around. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Dye inks dry fast ... much faster than Pigment inks.
2. Most brands are waterproof so you can color your stamped image without the ink smearing, even when using watercolors.
3. They are great for thin lines and outline images.
Some Common Brands of Dye Ink:
Waterproof Brands - Can be used with watercolors or waterbased markers and most other mediums.
Not waterproof - GREAT for COPIC Markers:
Not good for heat embossing. It dries too fast and doesn't allow embossing powder to stick enough.
I tried to stick with common brands that you can find at your local Joann's or Michael's. Please let me know if you have any questions!