Monday, July 25, 2011

Evening all..I was wondering if you could help...

As you know I have some pens arriving ready for moving back to the UK in December
and here they are..
Are they not
Anyway.. I have question for those of you that use these kind of pens ie copic's, promarkers
I have been reading on the internet that you need special ink for your stamps !! 
Now I am confused once again.. I know it' easy to do so..but come on...
I have Versafine ink pad... now is this suitable for colouring with my new pens?
Will it run when I use my pens??
Is there a specific brand I should buy for using stamps with these pens ???

PLEASE PLEASE could someone advise
I have been googling,
 Some people heat set the ink !!!! 
some say Memento !!!
I have read a lot that stazon is not good at all..

So as you can see.. am now not sure what I need an after thought...(from Paul)
Will they dissolve the image from just printing via the, digi Images.

Anyway any help and advise will read  over and over again, before I order some ink pads..
(for my UK

Thank you so much in advance, and sorry to be SUCH a pain

Hugs Claire xx

Oh and I have more post's to do.... so you will be bored of me soon


misteejay said...

Hi Claire, Stazon is a is solvent based the same as the pens and the two together reconstitue the ink and cause it to bleed/run. I have used it once or twice when it was the only stamp pad suitable for the surface I was using but I left it over night to dry and was very gentle with the colouring - even then it still bleed a bit.

I use Memento in Tuxedo Black as it was the stamp pad that was recommended to me. I have used a grey Versafine pad for a softer image but I wasn't colouring everything in - just a few little bits - so I'm not sure how it would stand up to a lot of colouring.

I know a lot of folk 'heat set' their stamped images but to be honest I've never found it necessary.

I have a HP750 printer/scanner/copier and I haven't had any problems with colouring images that I have printed on it.

Hope this is of some help.

Toni xx

Carolyn said...

Hi Claire...I haven't been on the computer for a while now but saw your post for help and had to answer.
I have printed off images and coloured them just fine. I also use Memento ink but have also used some of the SU inks and they don't bleed either.

Hope this helps.

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