I think that most reactive inks have properties of dye inks, but not all dye inks are as reactive as others. The reactive inks I've used are hybrid inks that are formulated to have a longer open time, so they will stay wet for embossing, are more blendable, and will lift, feather, and spot more easily with the application of water. Regular dye inks soak into paper and dry quickly, so while they will react with water, the effect is usually less dramatic. Our product review team did an overview of the Colorbox Dyestress inks a while back (HERE
) - they're no longer available, but the gallery entries and reviews will give you an idea of all the things reactive inks are capable of! Try out reactive inks from Hero Arts (Hero Hues), Ranger (Distress/Distress Oxide inks), Spectrum Noir (Harmony inks), and Ink on 3 (Atelier inks)!