So.... My husband always teases me that all he ever gets on his Birthday cards are dead leaves or bugs.....
Hey! Guy cards are hard! (And he as gotten a tree - with live leaves. And a nice sparkly dragonfly is rather more than a "bug")
So this year I thought I give him something new.
How about some fungus?! (with a few dead leaves there at the bottom).
Actually, I really like this stamp. Its part of a cling set called Toadstools from Serendipity Stamps. Its fun to color and with all the shading in the image its pretty easy. I colored this with my Copic markers and airbrushed the background. The cardstock is Prism.
So - I've been thinking (dangerous I know) ever since my post on the color dusters, which are one of my favorite tools. I'd love to know what other people's favorite things are. What better way to find the "good stuff" than to talk to people who actually use it.
So I'm going to test out a new feature called Friday Favorites.
I'll pick an item or category and tell you my favorite - and if you're so inclined you can tell me yours in a comment or link to your blog. Hopefully I can summarize the info to share with everyone. (Plus I might discover some nifty new toys!)
So lets start with the obvious - basic black ink pad. What is your favorite and why?
I'd probably choose Versafine Onyx Black. I love it because its easy to ink with. You always get a even layer of ink. Its great for detailed stamps. The black is very opaque. It is waterproof and permanent. If I'm going to watercolor - its always my first choice. Its also the ink I always reach for to do sentiments - I love that I can stamp on colored cardstock it shows up so well. Its great with clear stamps and never beads up. They do not sell re-inkers for this pad, but I am astonished at how long mine has lasted.
For me - the downside is that you can't use it with Copic Markers, the markers dissolve it and it smears. I have also found that I need to make sure the ink is very dry before using odorless mineral spirits (with Prismacolor Pencils). For Copic Markers I have been using Brilliance Graphite Black (heat set). I recently started playing with the new Mementos and they show some promise.
So what is your favorite basic black ink?