stamp ink never dries

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Pigment inks naturally stay wet longer.  It is so you can add embossing powder to it before it dries. You either need to set it with embossing powder, or use a dye based ink pad.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm would you consider embossing it? That will dry it right up.  What kind of paper are you using? Maybe it isnt pourous enough? Like for instance the metallic card stock that you cant print on an ink jet – maybe you cant use actual ink on it either.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh its not hard AT ALL, you stamp it, sprinkle it with clear embossing powder, then use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  Then the imagine you stamped is raised so it gives it texture too. Some people use other methods to "melt" the powder (ie an iron, toaster etc) but i recommend the heat tool personally.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, the heat tool is pretty cheap (about $20) and it works pretty fast and easy!

 

All you have to do is stamp the image, sprinkle embossing powder to completely coat the ink, tap off excess and then heat the image until the powder hardens and becomes glossy.  

This is a good video tutorial to give you an idea of what you would need to do:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8911774309307236543&ei=77sVSqiDB5j2qAPy9NDHCQ&q=heat+embossing+tutorial&hl=en&client=firefox-a

 

If you do end up embossing, I would recommend getting white embossing powder rather than clear if you are stamping on dark paper.  You will get a better "true white" than if you used clear powder with white ink.

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thanks for the tip on the white powder if you are using dark colored paper, I have never used dark colors yet but was thinking of starting soon.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

FYI, I know this is an old post, but I’m hoping this info will also help any bees running into the same problem!

I just had some trouble with using a regular stamp on metallic-paper RSVP envelopes. It took three days for the ink to dry, but it eventually did.

To see if it would help, I purchased fixative from the local art store to test it on one of the drying envelopes. It helped, but not completely, and I didn’t want the invites to smell like fixative. So I wound up just waiting for the ink to dry and giving each envelope a good blotting before I put them in the invitations.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@marie_antoinette:   A heat gun will also work.  These types of ink take a really long time to dry – I usually only use them for embossing projects.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

For Bee with this issue

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

jily:  Thank you Jily!

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