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Old 08-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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What black ink pad (other than Staz on) can I use when I want to use distress ink after I stamp? I tried Versafine, and it smears. What should I try?

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I use black Memento and don't seem to have a problem...guess it depends on what you are doing. Maybe emboss with clear over your bl image and then you can use the distress inks and even water and it won't effect the quality of your bl stamping.
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1. Make sure the Versafine ink has dried before you add the distress ink. Once dry, Versafine is waterproof.

Here are some Versafine tips and techniques from Fran - the owner of Stampendous:
Versafine Demo & Why Versafine is Fran's Favorite Rubber Stamp Ink - YouTube

2. The type of paper that you're using can make a difference, too, re: the results that you get.
Per Tsukeneko, Versafine is for UNCOATED paper (but that wouldn't prevent me from trying it on other paper types LOL):
http://www.tsukineko.co.jp/english/d...ine/index.html
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I personally also like Memento (tuxedo black) - as Karen suggests and Ranger's black archival ink which t!m holtz uses, so you KNOW that's works! HTH.

Others on SCS get good results with Brilliance brand Graphite Black ink. Palette (a hybrid ink) - color Noir - is another option.

Here is just one black ink comparison/review from YouTube (there are a number of videos comparing different black inks on YouTube - just do a search):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uxr7paH3Bs

Using distress ink with Versafine vs. Archival:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYLfQq6sFzE

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Thanks, Karen and Queen,

I wonder if I can find a Ranger pad in the stores here. I will look this week. If not, I'll get a Memento one - I know I've seen those at JoAnn's. That way I don't have to be so patient and let the versafine ink dry. (I do love that inkpad though - it's just what I needed for some of my stamps.)

And thanks for the video links, too.
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You can always give the Versafine a quick blast with your heatgun. It's blacker than Memento so I prefer it by a long way.
But I have to say I rarely have trouble with it smearing, and only when I use it on very non-absorbent paper like gloss. Maybe humidity is a factor or something...
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Thanks, Karen and Queen,

I wonder if I can find a Ranger pad in the stores here. I will look this week. If not, I'll get a Memento one - I know I've seen those at JoAnn's. That way I don't have to be so patient and let the versafine ink dry. (I do love that inkpad though - it's just what I needed for some of my stamps.)

And thanks for the video links, too.
I was going to suggest Archival Ink by Ranger. I think they were specifically made to go together in the way you have described. It is my go to ink pad whenever I do anything "wet".
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I agree with above...give it a blast of heat from your heat gun.....
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I was going to suggest Archival Ink by Ranger. I think they were specifically made to go together in the way you have described. It is my go to ink pad whenever I do anything "wet".
this is what I use. Perfect! also, Memories dye ink black is waterproof and terrific
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Versafine is my absolute favourite black in for just about anything, but yes, I too have found that it has a tendency to smear sometimes (even after a blast from the heatgun.) So if I'm worried about it, I use the Ranger Archival black. It's not as rich a black as Versafine but it sure dries a heck of a lot faster and is reliably waterproof.
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My favorite is the Archival Black. It is crisp and clear and covers well. I use Momento to stamp my images but for all sentiments and silhouettes I use Archival.
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