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|by Talvi||Date Added: Monday 07 February, 2011|
I have several different ink pads, most of which I use for inking scrapbook pages. I bought this set of ColorBox pigment inks about two years ago and I'm still using them. Only one of the colors has been used up.The colors are beautiful and very visible. Unlike Tim Holtz Distress Inks, this is what you see is what you get - in other words, what it looks like when you originally ink it is what it looks like dry. It doesn't fade and in my experience doesn't wear with use. Being a pigment ink, it's more like brushing a little paint on your scrapbooks. The downside of pigment ink is that you can't just put it on and keep working - it takes time to dry. If you try to keep working with it, you'll just end up with smeared ink and hands covered in ink. The results are so gorgeous though that it's worth the wait to ink and put aside to dry.Distress Inks go on darker and fade to look like real vintage ink. This is not the effect you get with these. You get a beautiful warm glow with these. I'll attach a photo of an inked scrapbook.One aspect I really love about these is the shape. The cats eye corners allow you to get ink into scallop edging and other paper and chipboard corners. You can't do that with a square ink pad, nor with one that is mounted and doesn't come apart into a little pad like this. For this reason this is my favorite inker, since I make a lot of mini-books.One note - when I travel with my ink set I put a band of scotch tape around it as they do sometimes come apart if jostled.
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