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    I am getting into more stamping recently. I have a few stampin up ink pads but I seem to get into a right mess with them as they seem very juicy, so what I would like to know is what is your favourite make of ink and why?

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    I find Artistry Inks are the same, very juicy, too much so for me. I do like Memento and Stazon for outlines and colours as well and Catherine Pooler inks are lovely. Versafine are brilliant. I think I'll try the Artistry for colouring with rather than outlines, just too wet. Tim Holtz distress inks are good, it depends on what your are doing with them and I'm not the most prolific stamper so probably someone else will have a better idea, I do find it all rather confusing to be honest. I even have to keep a note on my desk to remind me that Memento go with alcohol markers and Stazon go with watercolour.

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    I have lots different ink pads but dont use them to full potential
    I like adirondack but dont think they are made anymore
    Tim Holtz are another fav as I like the tiny ones you can buy to get a range of colours
    I still have big n juicy thats what they called and like those too
    I ike the staz on too the image is nice n crisp
    I like to use clear and emboss but thats when I make more of a mess and dont get the best result everytime but that could be a lot to do with the card also
    Glad you getting into stamping Fran

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    If you are starting out on your dye ink journey I would really recommend the Lawn Fawn mini ink cubes. They come in packs of 4 and don't have duplicates over the range. I've been steadily building up my collection. And have bought a few of the larger ink pads in the colours I use most.
    Otherwise if you want different shades of the same colour, Altenew hybrid inks are great as you get 4 shades of a colour tone from light to dark in the same pack. Excellent for multi-step stamping.
    I also use my original TH distress inks for stamping, but best results are achieved with a stamp positioner for me as these are quite watery inks on clear stamps. Before I had a stamp positioner and could easily restamp the image, I used to first ink the stamp with versamark ink then stamp off, then ink it up with the distress ink which then clung to the stamp surface better.

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    That's interesting about the distress inks and clear stamps Nat, I struggle with them sometimes , will try your tips

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