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Inkin One 02-22-2013 06:13 AM

Favorite Glossy CS??
I ordered some from Ranger ..just to try, but it seems kind of expensive to me. Are there other brands out there that work with alcohol inks too? Anyone have any suggestions?

buggainok 02-22-2013 10:48 AM

I haven't tried it, but it seems like I have seen people use glossy photo paper for this technique. Sometimes it is on sale pretty cheap at dollar stores and places like Big Lots.

Inkin One 02-22-2013 01:00 PM

Thanks bugga..I will check that out..any particular brand.??.and can it be heat embossed? I recently bought some alcohol inks for a different project ..so in searching for other things to use them on..I found a few tutorials with heat embossing and resist techniques that look pretty cool and wanted to try them but I wonder if the heating would cause regular glossy photo paper to bubble? Any idea on that one?

Dockside 02-22-2013 02:07 PM

I'm not sure what the effect of alcohol on photo paper is but it is coated with a gelatine and certainly won't take heat embossing. Photo paper and glossy paper are definitely not interchangeable. Photo paper doesn't like water either. I know that for a fact. :-)

Cinnistew 02-22-2013 02:14 PM

I only use Ranger... personally I think it is worth the price. :)

Inkin One 02-22-2013 03:25 PM

Thanks ladies..I figured as much LOL. I will just suck it up and use Ranger until maybe I run across something else. I guess glossy cs is kinda like using water color paper for water media huh? LOL..

uncbballfan 02-22-2013 10:47 PM

Kromekote Cover in 10 point is excellent to use with alcohol inks, can be heat embossed, and is much cheaper than the Ranger. At Marco's Paper, it is $11.50 for 50 sheets.

lutheran 02-23-2013 04:07 AM

I have always used Stampin' Up! glossy and one day at Big Lots I stumbled on some Kromekote so I tried it. Same results and finished look but the Kromekote is a bit heavier in weight.
Mary Beth

Inkin One 02-23-2013 06:29 AM

OHH thanks ladies..I will check that out!

stampin stacy 02-25-2013 07:56 AM

I love, love, love Kromekote, I have in white and black. I also purchased it from Marco's.

Also wanted to mention that the fumes created by heating photo paper are not good for you so be careful. Definitely not the same thing as glossy cardstock. Also painting on photo paper could tranfer some of those chemicals to the watercolors etc that you are using.

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