Monday, August 24, 2015

The StazOn Ink . . . what, why, where, when, how?

Hi Stampers! 

Today's post is all about the StazOn Inks....what are they?  why use them? when do I them? where do I use them? and how so I use them? 

Hopefully this post will take some of the mystery out of this wonderful product. 

First lets talk about White StazOn is found on page 163 of the annual catalog.  It comes complete with the ink pad and refill....product #106960 $15.00 

Black StazOn Ink is also found on page 163 and the pad and re-inker are separate.  Pad#101406 $10.00 Re-inker #102566 $7.50

StazOn Cleaner is also found on page 163 #109196 $6.50 what is StazOn?  It is a permanent solvent based ink.  

Why do I need StazOn?  To stamp on surfaces that dye based inks will not work on.  

What types of surfaces?  Window sheets, photos, glass and wood to name a few.  Oh and you must try the chalkboard technique on black cardstock with White StazOn. 

How do I use it?  The same as any ink.....just remember to immediately clean your stamp after use or it will not come clean. 

Tip:  Every time you use this ink, add re-inker to your pad and using the back side of a plastic spoon gently push the ink into the pad.

Tip:  It is called StazOn for a stays immediately clean your stamps after each use....and do NOT use your stampin scrub (the ink will stay in your stampin' scrub).

How do I clean stamps?  I recommend first an old toothbrush with some dish soap right under the running water of the tap.....follow up with the StazOn cleaner.....and again a good brushing under the tap to remove all residue and dry your stamp with a soft cloth. 

I mentioned the chalk board technique....stamp image on black card stock with white stazon ink.  Then use a sponge to add "chalk dust" look around the image by gently sponging or gently pouncing the ink to the image with a paper towel.

   Here is a sample image of this technique I found on the internet on Google Images: 

Here are more Google Images internet samples of stampin on window sheets: 

So, hopefully this takes some of the mystery out of StazOn inks and inspires you to give one of these techniques a try! 

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