ALL Color Recipes are now available for KSS Multi-Step layered stamps
It is official! I have finally caught up and you can now find a color recipe for every KSS Multi-Step stamp set! My next color assignment … update the ink brands to KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List.
I have mentioned in the past, I LOVE INK! Some can’t pass by a shoe shop without stopping… others may find bags & purses are their weakness … for myself, INK is my kryptonite! With this said, I have two more ink brands that will be added to my KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List: GinaK & Catherine Pooler inks.
Stamps to make this card: Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Carnations Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pansy Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Spring Daffodils Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
I had the opportunity to work with GinaK’s inks while I was at JunkieFest in July, and I really like the way Gina’s dye inks leave a crisp impression while leaving very little ink behind to clean off the stamp after stamping. I believe GinaK has 40 different ink colors in a vast range of shades (darker) and tints (lighter) in color and neutral tones… perfect for multi-step stamping!
It was a long time KSS reader who suggested that I try Catherine Pooler’s inks (Thanks Billie Dee!), which are very different from the dye inks that most stampers are used to using. I liked stamping with CP’s inks and in my opinion, is more like a hybrid ink with qualities of both dye ink and pigment ink. They are like dye inks in that they are translucent (can see through the ink while it is on a clear stamp) and you can mix colors by layered stamping (stamp yellow on top of blue and it turns green). It resembles a pigment ink by its impressive solid ink coverage after a single stamping (no blotchiness or spots) but can leave an “ink halo” if using too much downward pressure when stamping. A light touch when inking up a stamp works best when stamping with these inks (a little goes a long way).
What is your favorite ink brand to stamp with or new ink brand you recently discovered?
Color Recipes to make this card:
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