(Closed) Any ink recommendations for ink for fingerprint tree?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We used ColorBox ink from Michael’s and Sharpie ultafine-tip marker pens (the really, really tiny tip ones). I drew it on a regular piece of posterboard, traced it with a fine tip Sharpie, and my husband colored it with colored pencils. Here’s how ours turned out:

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

+1 on the colorbox ink. The two weddings that I have been to in the past year used that. They sell small inkpads in rainbows of different colors too. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i painted a “charlie brown” xmas tree on canvas..we will be using the colorbox ink from AC Moore/Michaels ( i got 2 diff color greens)

i researched and these are a very easily cleaned off fingers with any wet wipes…but you can also get special ink cleaning wipes as well

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Honey bee

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We bought memento dew drops ink and ended up buying colorbox instead, because the dew drops really stained your fingers

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you have any Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn Fabric stores around you, they usually carry the colorbox ink pads. All of these stores usually have a 40% off coupon every week, so it might be cheaper that way. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@lindsayandchris09:  my ac moore just put out all the fall colors- and the ink boxes are only $1.00!!!!

i bought all the paint. the canvas and ink for under $10… cant beat that!

I also know if you call Michaels they can do bulk orders and hold things for 24hrs.

( you can use michaels/ac moore/ & joann fabrics coupons at EACh others store- they all accept them)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

He used Derwent colored pencils.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I bought a four pack of colors I liked by memento dew drops. I did reasearch on different inks and these are fast drying, which is needed since your guests will be writing their name after they leave their print. The ink is harder to get off the finger, so your guest may have a stained thumb or finger even after using baby wipes or alcohol wipes, but its only for one night. I plan on testing my ink, and trying to wipe it off with baby wipes then an alcohol wipes, which ever works best is what I will supply to my guests to clean off their finger afterwards.

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