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Unread 04-14-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question TH Distress Inks for Sentiments

Hi all!I know there are all kinds of nifty things you can do with TH Distress Inks, but how well do they work for general stamping (such as sentiments)?
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Unread 04-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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I've used them with good results. However, I usually use them in the MISTI so that I can stamp multiple times if needed.
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I personally don't think they work very well for sentiments at all. They bleed just enough so that the impressions never seem crisp compared to other inks. I'm guessing some people don't notice, though, and some people don't care, so to each her own.
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Unread 04-14-2017, 06:21 PM   #4
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I have not been able to stamp a crisp, clear sentiment with Distress inks. The Distress Oxides, OTOH, look fabulous! I have only tried a few, but I really like stamping with these.
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Unread 04-15-2017, 02:57 AM   #5
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It is very hard to get a nice crisp image with Distress- but that isn't really what they are intended to produce. They are more about techniques, than image/sentiment stamping. It may be for a project you want a softer, almost watercoloured look. For that, they'd be great. For a good crisp image, my goto's are Versafine, Memento & Archival.
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I often use distress inks for my sentiments and have never had a bleed problem. Mind you I use my Misti always, and I am light to the touch, not pressing hard on my stamps.
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I've used them for sentiments without any problems when I need a certain color, but keep in mind that paper is as important as ink.

And for lighter colors a stamp positioner of some sort helps double stamp if needed.

BTW, I think the new Oxide distress inks stamp details more crisply than the regular Distress inks, though I like all Distress inks a lot. : )
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The Distress Oxides are better than regular Distress inks for sentiments, and it also depends on how fine and ornate the stamp is. I do use distress ink for stamping, not just techniques.

Most of the time I use Versafine ink for the sentiment, I have the 1 inch ink cubes of those. They are great for detailed stamps.
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The Distress Oxides are better than regular Distress inks for sentiments, and it also depends on how fine and ornate the stamp is. I do use distress ink for stamping, not just techniques.

Most of the time I use Versafine ink for the sentiment, I have the 1 inch ink cubes of those. They are great for detailed stamps.
Ditto both paragraphs. I have most of Versafine's colors in cubes plus regular sized black and smoky gray, and they're so rich - and do the detailed stamping they're known for. (I got a great price from a company in the UK, even with shipping to the U.S. Blanking on the name but could look it up. They may have been on sale.)
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I don't consider Distress Inks great stamping inks. Especially for reproducing fine detail, which would certainly be what a sentiment required.

I guess Versafine has spoiled me. It stamps so crisply.

But I love my Distress Inks for techniques and would never give them up.
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I like Distress inks for both detail and sentiment stamps. I also use Versafine for detail, both are my go-tos for detail stamping. I refresh Distress ink pads with a little water each time I use them for detail stamping, and I get good images.
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They do not stamp crisply for me. For sentiments, I always use Versafine, either the Onyx Black, Smokey Grey, or sometimes Brown. These pads are a bit expensive but last for years without reinking.
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