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Stamping & Ink Tips

I get lots of questions about stamping and ink, and I'm always happy to chat ink and stamping techniques, so drop me a line if you have a special project and want to chat technical details! Here are a few of recommendations about the best inks and stamping techniques for most crafting projects!

Ink Recommendations: There are hundreds of brands of ink pads, and they make a real difference to your stamped image.

I always recommend Versafine/Versafine Clair inks for stamping onto paper and card, they have a felt lined pad which means its quicker to apply ink and they are archival quality, light fast and have a great range of colours. The Onyx black is available with a re-inking bottle so you can top up your ink pad as you go meaning they last many many years.

If you are stamping onto fabric, then I reccomend Versacraft which is fabric permanent when heat set.

And for a HUGE range of colours at a very low price, the Memento Dew drop is the best, I use them for everything colourful!

These are available from ebay/amazon/craft suppliers and cost around £2.50 for memento pads and £5-7 for versafine/versacraft. I don't currently stock any ink pads but hopefully will one day, support a local craft supplier if you can!