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Old 10-02-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
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I would like some suggestions for what type of paper to use. I'd like to try re-inkers for a card background. Any advice would be appreciated

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What kind of reinkers do you have? Are they water based or alcohol based?
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I have not purchased any re-inkers yet. Thought I’d put the ? Out there first and see what the Splitcoast community had to say.
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If you are buying water based reinkers then watercolor paper is good. You could also use mixed media paper or bristol smooth surface. I put a few drops of ink on a mat and spritz it with water and then dab my paper in it to get fun backgrounds. For alcohol inks I use yupo mostly. You can also use the mixed media and bristol with alcohol paper too.
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I love using my Distress Re-inkers for watercoloring and for inking up bkgs. I use a heavy white cs I get from my local Scrapbook store but watercolour paper or mixed media works great too.
For bkg I always use my DOX inks from the pads. They do have reinkers for them but I get good colour using the pads.
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One technique I learned a few years ago was ink smooshing. I used Stampin Up dye based inks and glossy card stock.

I also use water color paper with dye based inks.

As previously mentioned, Yupo paper is great for alcohol based inks.

Lots of options. Have fun!
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Also, the backs of photo paper are good to start and practice on.I use kirkland's photo paper boxes from Costco. If you make a piece you really like, you can mount it alone or put cardstock behind it. For me, it's been a nice way to start and practice and try different techniques from Youtube without wasting more expensive paper.
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I forgot to mention you use the backside of the photo paper.
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I love glossy paper for alcohol inks - still one of my faves. And recently, I've found Opaque White Craft Plastic which is way better/cheaper than Yupo - as in, non-staining (can completely clean off the colors and start fresh - yea, I know! - and non-warping when using a heat gun. Lovely stuff to play with. I really like it. See Joggles for this good product

Grafix Opaque White Craft Plastic 9" x 12" - Pack Of 25 [K10OWCP912-25] - Joggles.com
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I love glossy paper for alcohol inks - still one of my faves. And recently, I've found Opaque White Craft Plastic which is way better/cheaper than Yupo - as in, non-staining (can completely clean off the colors and start fresh - yea, I know! - and non-warping when using a heat gun. Lovely stuff to play with. I really like it. See Joggles for this good product

Grafix Opaque White Craft Plastic 9" x 12" - Pack Of 25 [K10OWCP912-25] - Joggles.com



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You can also use white poster board. All of these are done on poster board.

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