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Unread 12-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #2700
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Originally Posted by DianneB1030 View Post
I seem to have a problem using SU Whisper White with my Prismacolors, especially if I use the colorless blender. Unless I use Staz On ink, the ink seems to smear, and I wonder if the paper is too smooth, or am I using the wrong ink? I usually use Versafine.

I've begun experimenting a tiny bit with gamsol, any difference in paper and ink I should use with that.

Thanks in advance for some advice!
The Stampin' Up! Whisper White is specially designed with a lot of sizing in the paper, which allows it to hold up to some water, like painting with reinkers. But this can gum up with other techniques. It is a GREAT paper for playing with your Distress Inks!

Try using a waterproof ink like Jet Black Archival maybe or an India Ink pad? Versafine is an oil based pigment ink, so the gamsol solvent will surely "melt" it.

I like using the cheapo Georgia Pacific card stock from Wal-Mart for Prismas and Gamsol, but there are probably better paper options. I discovered my blending problems were because I was not laying down enough Prismacolor before blending with the Gamsol. Since then, the cheaper paper is working fine for me

Hope this helps!
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