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Old 02-26-2015, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have one of the pink persimmon vintage baby stamps, I want to stamp it in black ink and then color it with my watercolor pencils. Which black ink would best and should I use water to blend, or mineral spirits, or is there something else I should use to blend the colors?
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Versafine Onyx Black is a great choice when you're watercolouring. It's a lovely dense black and captures very fine detail (I don't know the stamps you're referring to but many vintage style images have quite fine detail so that may be important to you).

Water will do just fine for blending watercolour pencils (and it's free - yay!). You could use a blender pen if you wanted to but you don't need mineral spirits, those are for wax or oil-based pencils.

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Versafine Onyx Black is a great choice when you're watercolouring. It's a lovely dense black and captures very fine detail (I don't know the stamps you're referring to but many vintage style images have quite fine detail so that may be important to you).

Water will do just fine for blending watercolour pencils (and it's free - yay!). You could use a blender pen if you wanted to but you don't need mineral spirits, those are for wax or oil-based pencils.

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Oh thank you so much, I have some versafine onyx black, and yes, water is free, my pink persimmon stamp is "baby pearls"
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Yay, always good when we have something perfect for the job in our stash!

I've just looked up the stamp - that will look darling in watercolour, I'm sure! If you wanted to go softer and even more vintagey with it at any point, the Versafine Vintage Sepia is also a lovely colour and has the same properties as the black in terms of water resistance, density and clarity of image. Have fun!
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I use Stewart Superior's India Ink Black for most things these days, it is part of their Memories line but is a different ink in than the rest of those pads. It is a rich dark black color. From the website:

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MEMORIES INDIA INK BLACK
New art stamping ink designed for use with markers and water coloring!
India Ink Black is a specially designed, deep black, super-quick-drying dye ink formula for use with watercolors, markers, art rubber stamping, scrapbooking and much more. Non-smearing, acid free, archival and fade resistant - India Ink Black is the fastest drying black dye ink pad on the market for all porous and nonporous surfaces.
2 1/4” x 3 1/2” pad size
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I love India Ink, Versafine (Clear Embossed), Memento and Palette.
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