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Old 08-23-2011, 07:13 AM
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Question grey ink pads???

I have had/used an Ancient Page Cobblestone Grey ink pad for a number of years now but am looking to get another brand in a similar tone/hue of grey. The AP ink pad tend to dry out really quickly and tears very easily, so ends up trashed in no time. It does need to be somewhat permanent/waterproof since I'm using it for basic outlines for coloring in. Distress inks needless to say are not an option for what I want/need.

I love to use that color to stamp with when I want the lines to "disappear" once my image is colored in. It needs to be dark enough to be seen once stamped but not so dark that it looks almost black and continues to show.


Do you ever use grey, what do you have that you like or didn't like and why?
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:28 AM
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stazon inks has a great grey color you would love...try to look it up
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:54 AM
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I have a few gray pads I like. My fav is the VersaFine Smokey Gray with the backup of Memento London Fog. The VF is a slightly softer gray and I usually use it for my House Mouse stamps since it gives just enough line to show features after coloring the HM images. The VF is a good charcoal color for images that need more definition. The StazOn is a good gray but I like a finer line on most of my images & the SO is a bit wetter for me & feathers when stamped. HTH
What media are you using to color? That may make a difference when you choose your next ink pad.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:01 PM
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I'm going to second alsmouse with Tsukineko's Memento line in London Fog. I've used it with both colored pencils and waterbrush w/ watercolor crayons, and have no trouble with it bleeding or feathering. I haven't tried it completely with a very wet brush, so I can't say for that.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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Memento is what is recommended for using with Copics, so shouldn't bleed or feather with H2O.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:05 PM
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Here is another vote for Memento London fog.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions gang

FYI; Haven't gotten into Copics yet - $$$$ ya know. Mostly water coloring but I rarely get my paper/brush all that wet and colored pencils with MS or similar.

I'm not a Stazon fav, have white and black and never use them. They have to be reinked every time you want to use them and the smell ick. Have thought about the Mementos one and will have to check out the Versafine. Love the black and sepia VF's I have. Wonder if it would bleed even after heat setting though since it is technically pigment ink.

Any others out there?
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the question, Stacy. I haven't met a gray ink pad yet that I've liked. . .so I'll be checking some of these out.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:17 PM
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Was gonna suggest either Versafine or Memento - two of my fave goto black ink pads, so figured their grey ones would be good too
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:26 PM
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If you're worried about bleeding with the Versafine you can emboss it with detail clear powder. The lines aren't raised that much & you don't loose the details. The detail powder Maryann (Dang! I can't remember the name of the company. She sells those goofy bunnies.) sells works great. HTH
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