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Old 10-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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I am trying to understand the difference between StazOn in and Memento ink (and while I'm at it SU ink) for coloring.
I understand you need to use Memento for copics, that StazOn does not work with copics. (Don't know why but, I don't need to.) And that you need certain papers for copics, no SU.
If I am doing watercolor - what inks can I use? What about sharpies?
I have all three - StazOn, Memento and SU. I started with SU, moved to StazOn and recently started with Memento for swaps because copics are so popular. I almost always use GP 110 now. I used to use paperpacks fro ichael's or Joanne's - but again I do alot of swaps so GP 110 is easier to have on hand.
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For watercolor, I use India Ink - it's my fave. You can use it with any waterbased product like markers or watercolor.

Sharpies are solvent based very much like Stazon so you can use them in some of the same applications.

You can use SU white for Copics, it just takes longer to blend - I use it a lot. Thanks to pinefeather, I also really love the look of Copics on kraft cardstock.
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Thanks for the input.
Can I use StazOn or Memento with watercolor? I hate the thought of adding another ink brand to the rack.
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Memento is water based, so it's not ideal for watercolor. I'm not sure about Stazon.
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Stazon is fine for stamping your image if you plan to watercolour. It might be handy to know why you can't use it for Copic - they are both solvent based so the solvent in the Copic ink will wipe out the Stazon outline. The solvent does mean it's waterproof though so the reason you can't use it for Copic is the reason you can use it for watercolouring!

If you're asking about colouring with Sharpies then the same thing applies as it would with Copics - don't choose Stazon for your stamping. Memento would be fine, as would most dye based inks or a pigment ink like birlliance (heat set if you're nervous about it!).

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Thank you ladies for all your info. It was all very helpful.
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