Paper Crafts



Chalk InksChalk Inks

This is a combination of Dye Inks and Pigment Inks.  Chalk Inks produce soft subdued hues.  Dries quickly and is blend-able with other Chalk Inks.

Chalk Ink is a subtle, powder finish ink that can be blended on the paper before being allowed to dry. After stamping the card with 2 colors of chalk ink the edges of the red center were blended slightly creating a gentle transition from red to yellow.

• Acid free and archival
• Quick drying on most papers
• Creates opaque colors even on darker colored papers
• Details remain crisp




Dye InksDye Inks

Dries fast and can be used with watercolor techniques.  This is the most popular ink for basic stamping.

Dye Inks are a much stronger ink and can produce more color of a given density but they are not recommended for printing on paper.

Dye Inks are available in a wide range of colors, bright and bold to pastels and rainbows. Combined on the rubber of a stamp, a beautiful range of color combinations is possible. Dye ink pads can be used on porous and glossy papers and are probably the most widely used type of ink pads. Two tones of bright pigment ink create the colorful flower shown on the sample card, which can be stamped several times without reinking.

• Acid-free
• Quick drying on most papers
• Darker colors create an opaque image, while pastel colors can be overlapped and combined for many interesting results.


Dye Inks for Kids

ColorBox also produces a washable dye ink for kids called My First ColorBox.


Pigment InksPigment Inks

Stays wet longer allowing for blending and heat embossing.  This ink can also be heat set with a heat tool or craft iron.  Pigment inks work very well when printing on paper.

Pigment Ink creates beautiful crisp colors on liner, solid and letter stamps. The sample of the poppy reveals the clear wording on the tag and the softly blended colors in the flower, which used 2 shades of purple ink to create the color variations.

• Acid free and fade resistant
• Vivid colors and crisp impressions
• Excellent for embossing
• Does not dry on glossy or coated surfaces

Solvent InksSolvent Inks

Designed for decorating non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, such as metal, shrink plastic, acrylic, cellophane, aluminum foil, leather and some glass surfaces.

Safer to use than other permanent inks.


Information Courtesy of and Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop

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