So - I took the plunge - bought me some SU inks...
To be honest I have wondered about these for a while - sometimes I get emails from folks who use SU inks, wondering if they work with clear stamps. I can't answer for other clear stamp producers, but I thought the best thing to do was to try it myself!!
And yup, my arm didn't need much twisting!! I do love the range of colours they produce!!!
Anyhow - here's what I have found - these inks seem to work perfectly well with our stamps!! I am delighted! - I tested over 30 colours - admittedly there are about maybe 10 more or so that I don't have, but out of over 30, I only found one ink that didn't stamp as clear and crisp as the others, see below - the green, think it was certainly celery - and to be honest I completely forgive it!! It's such a lovely sahde of green that I actually didn't mind!! lol!!
You can see below - the green doily shape (Dainty Doilies 2 Small) the fine detail of the stamp is not so crisp as it is with the other doilies immediately beside it.
I tested the inks with 'used' stamps that had been inked up before and they were grand.
I also tested with a brand new stamp - newly 'peeled' NOT seasoned, rubbed or sanded, nothing! See below.
Inked it up...
here's what it stamped like - top left pine cone - I inked up and stamped again - bottom right pinecone - I couldn't see any difference. I was very pleased with the impression, it seemed to cover well and stamp clean!
LOL, before we go any further...nope, I'm not becoming an SU demo.....I'm just hoping to answer a few questions that I often get asked regarding SU inks - I'm guessing that many, many US folks and a good few UK people will be very familiar with SU inks and have had concerns about how they stamp with clear stamps. This is purely what I have found with our WMS Stamps.
Just while I'm here, thought I'd show you a big doily I stamped while checking out my new inks!
I started with the half 'tatted' doily stamp from Dainty Doilies 2 Small and stamped it twice to get a simple tatted doily. I took the little 'tatting' piece also from the same set and satmped around the outer edge to increase the size of my doily.
Then I turned the tatting piece side on and stamped two together, facing each other - see below in the darker ink colour.
I repeated this around the edge of the doily.
Finished with a centre piece from the same set - this wee mini centre piece also makes a cute mini doily in it's own right.
The finished Doily is just under 7 inches in diameter!! I thought it was quite pretty!! Great background for a scrap page!!
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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