Hi everyone! I am sorry I didn't get this up sooner, I've been resting because I'm not feeling well. I think I'm catching my daughter's cold. Everytime this happens I usually drown myself with Vitamin C, and start sanitizing everything from doorknobs, electronic devices, table/ counter tops, toys, and so on. Thank you all for the well wishes. I hope it doesn't get the best of me. Well, I do have some energy now, so here is what I have been up to lately.
Liz D. who blogs at Me and My Crazy Obsessions requested if she could feature my blog on hers. She wanted to show how she is using the MUJI stamp in her Filofax. First off, good job Liz. You kind of just gotta try it and figure out what works for you. I noticed that Lori V. who blogs at The Run of It made a comment about trying to use a lighter ink which would possibly have less bleeding through the page. This gave me the idea to test out my ink pads. I do have many different inks because I already do crafts. So, this was the perfect opportunity to test it out. Here are my first impressions.
Again, I am using the MUJI Acrylic Stamp for checklist which can be found on their website. Some have also found in through eBay.
- VersaMagic Dew Drops which are a Multi-surface Chalk Ink
- Tim Holtz Disress Ink Pads which are acid-free
- Momento Dew Drops which are a fade-resistant dye ink
Inks used: VersaMagic Dew Drops Pixie Dust, Sea Breeze
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, VersaMagic Dew Drops Spring Pansy, Aegean Blue, Aloe Vera
VersaMagic Dew Drops Purple Hydrangea, Perfect Plumeria, Turquoise Gem, Night Sky
Momento Dew Drops London Fog, New Sprout, Summer Sky, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink
I apologize for the shadows. I tested these on cotton cream paper. I feel that it doesn't make too much of a difference compared to using a black ink. The ink still shows through just maybe a bit lighter than the black inks.
If I had to chose a favorite, for black ink, I like Versafine Onyx Black better because it is made out of an oil based pigment ink. So the color is richer, and the lines are more defined. As it says on the packaging, "Brings out the finest details for print-quality impressions". It is also quick drying.
My second choice would be Momento Inks. They are acid-free, fade resistant, water based, and also has fast drying ink.
I noticed with the Tim Holtz ink, they bleed through as much as the black inks do. But the ink seemed to spread and didn't have the fine crisp look to it.
The VersaMagic Chalk Inks took too long to dry. More than a couple of minutes. Although they do have nice light colored inks.
Overall, these are all great inks. I never buy my inks at full price. There always seems to be a sale at my local craft store, usually 30-40% off.
Dew drops are just a smaller ink pad and comes in many more colors. The advantage to using dew drops is that it is great if you are using it to stamp small items and it give you greater maneuverability when handling the ink pad itself. You can really get into those nooks are crannies of the image you are trying to stamp, making sure your stamp has good coverage.
Another tip when using this stamp is to also remove the pages out of your planner and onto a nice, flat surface. You want to make sure you have even pressure when you press down, and that you get the full image of what you are stamping. Don't rush this, or else you will have an incomplete stamped image. Apply good firm pressure, hold for a few seconds and then release. No wiggling should be needed. Just make sure you press the stamp on all sides.
Here is a preview of a week to come!
Here is a preview of a week to come!
|On the left side you can see the black ink bleeding through.|
I hope this information has helped you. Good luck stamping!!! =) Thanks for visiting!
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See how it looks in this video!
Lastly, here is the stamp with Pocket size filofax paper!