Ok, I know that we craft people are collectors and that ink colors and types are definitely part of that but when I am in the middle of creating a card or layout I often have to stop and think about which black ink I should use to avoid blurring, or get the sharpest impression, or will emboss best….. and it is usually right after I put some water color or a zig marker on top of something stamped with Memento Ink (best for copic alcohol based markers).
So I decided to get out all of the inks that I have used for different purposes, test them and make us all a little chart which is built on the technique, not on the ink brand or name. I needed it to be easier for me to just look and say watercolor; well then I use X, rather than ok I have Simon Says Stamp dye ink what can I use it for again? So to benefit myself and you all, I made a little video of my tests and posted the chart here so that you can download it for yourselves as well for free.
I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me when I am not thinking about anything but just stamping that image. 🙂 Lee AnnDownload a pdf of the chart here: PaperHeartScissors Black Ink Chart
The video walkthrough through the tests is here: