Saturday, 3 December 2016

My Favourite Crafty Things 2016 | Inks | #2

Hello there, back again with the second in my mini series of my favourite crafty things. Today is inks and we all need inks of all kinds don't we? There is so much choice in what to purchase and it can me mind field too. So I thought I'd share with you the inks I personally turn to on regular basis.

Paintbox Pigment Ink Option Pads by Colorbox - A rainbow of 12 stunning colours per set that suit would any occasion. Stamp together or you can lift each one out individually. Pigment inks are wonderful to have in your stash as they are a lot thicker than dye based inks and do tend to have glycerine base. I purchased mine many years ago when from eBay when I got the three sets for around £12 but you can still purchase them but they can be hard to get hold of as stock does get snap up pretty quickly. 

Perfect Medium Ink - This is one thing I just can't be without and always make sure I have one to hand, I tend to re ink the pads myself using  glycerine that you can purchase from most pharmacies, just add a few drops to the pad and allow to soak into the foam ink pad. This ink is so handy for watermark stamping and embossing too. 

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad - This ink is fade resistant and will be water resistant once dry, suitable for many paper surfaces and works well with alcohol markers and will not bleed. Absolute delight to use and does what it says. 

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad - I have used this particular ink pad since I began crafting and I know that it's so reliable and so perfect for picking up that fine detail. I also think it lasts a lot longer than other inks I've tried in the past. Versafine is made by Tsukineko, who are highly regarded in the craft industry. 

Distress Inks - Well I love my distress inks as they are so versatile for stamping, watercolouring and different watercolour effects and will work well with water as they as water based ink. I don't own that many of the colours but the ones I have do get used on regular basis. They can be re inked with their reinkers. 


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I will be back soon for the last one of the series, hope you have found this series of help to you and would love you to let me know what are your favourite inks? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 


  1. I don't use a lot of pigment inks or different coloured inks, but I love my Memento Tuxedo Black and the Versafine is gorgeous. Been interesting to see what other people like. For coloured inks I tend to go for Ranger Dye and Altenew. Xx

  2. Aw thank you for your kindness Ruth, you are such a sweet friend. Hugs x

  3. I'm enjoying tis series. Always nice to share crafty info. My fave ink for Copics is Memento. I use Ranger Archival for my Art Journal and mixed projects. Fo detailed stamping, I like VersaFine. And I find myself collecting LF and Hero Arts too.
    Hugs, Asha

    1. Thanks for sharing your choices Asha, I've never tried Ranger archival, Hero arts so I think that will be on my wish list. It's lovely to swap crafty ideas isn't it? Hugs xx


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