Thursday, August 12, 2010

My first Ustream!

I had so much fun doing my first Ustream show on Tuesday! You know, it's always fun to play with your toys, but it's even better to help someone else learn while you do it. I love teaching and sharing! There were many questions from the audience, and I promised some links and other information. This post will attempt to pull all that together for you. If I've overlooked something, please email me at scrapacat at yahoo, and I will edit this post to include the info.

Types of inks
Dye inks - water-reactive inks great for smearing and mixing:
Ranger Ink distress inks - a dry-time extended, heat embossable, water activated dye inks. 

Memento dye inks - when dry, perfect for use with Copic inks when heat set.

Pigment inks - glue or paint based inks, great for heat embossing and archival qualities

Stampin' Up Craft inks, 

Colorbox cateye chalk inks,

Versacolor and Versafine inks - embossable, archival, pigment inks.

Solvent inks - permanent on most non-porous surfaces, reactive with solvents like alcohol
StazOn, Ranger Ink Adirondack, and Copic inks - appropriate for porous and non-porous surfaces, fast drying, and solvent-reactive inks.

Storage Solutions

Stampin' Up's Ink spinner
Storage binders: for 8.5x11 3-ring binders, and other sizes
Patter Cross - my hero of organization!

Where I shop Online

Eclectic Paperie - great source of Ten Seconds Studio and Tim Holtz gear
Live.Teach.Create - awesome variety of tools and product
Gina K. Designs - wonderful stamps, excellent papers and inks, and the BEST customer service
Unity Stamp Company - the best, most innovative stamp company hands down. This is where I got those outstanding acrylic handles. Tell them I sent you!

Where else you can find me!

The Learner's Permit art, stamping and sewing teaching Ustream show.

I hope you find this information helpful. Remember, let me know if I've left out something and I will gladly share the information!


  1. Ky! Your ustream was awesome! Soooo helpful to anyone :) Thanks for all you do!


  2. Thanks Ky :) very good to know about the different inks and how they work.. I need to get some good quality pigments and give them another try

  3. Thanks Ky! I really enjoyed your UStream. You did a great job! I'll definately be back for more!


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