I didn't use pigment ink for the longest time because I am terrible at heat embossing. Turns out it can be heat set with an iron
, which was a complete game changer for me. Pigment inks are water soluble, so you can use them for watercoloring as well as any wet background technique (like "smooshing"
.). They dry slowly so they're great for blended backgrounds - the inks sit on top of the paper rather than soaking in, so they remain vibrant. They are great for monoprinting - HERE
is a tutorial using them on an acrylic block and a gel press. They can also be permanently heat set on fabric. Our team did a product review
of some Colorbox pigment inks a few years ago - there are more great ideas in the reviews and the sample gallery!