Ink and Dyes - Acrylic Pigment, Alcohol, Chalk and Dye Ink for Gourd Art, Stamping and Other Crafts
Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Memories Metallic Markers and GourdSupply Products Acrylic Pigment, Chalk Ink and Dye Inks
GourdSupplies.com carries the best selection of inks & dyes including Acrylic Pigment Inks, Adirondack Alcohol Inks; Chalk and Dye Ink, the new Memories Metallic Markers and a wide variety of starter kits only available from us.
GourdSupply Products Chalk & Dye Inks
GourdSupply Products chalk and dye inks (also known as gourd ink dyes or ink dyes), are manufactured in the USA. They are the best selling dye ink on the market for gourds, stamping, scrapbooking & other crafts.
The GourdSupply Products Chalk ink work just like the regular GourdSupply Products Dye Ink with the major difference being that the Chalk inks need to be shaken before using. The Chalk Ink colors are also richer and more vibrant and show up great on darker surfaces. They will work well on gourds, paper (including vellum, coated and glossy papers).
GourdSupply Products chalk & dye ink are very concentrated so a little goes a very long way. One tiny drop will cover a large area so less is always better. Both inks are easily blended to create custom colors. Once dried they resist fading, bleeding or smearing but it is best to heat seal with an embossing heat tool to ensure it is set permanently.
Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks are acid free, fade resistant dye inks. They are fast drying, transparent and are multi-surface inks. They come in .5 fl. oz. bottles and are available in beautiful coordinating colors.
Unlike leather dyes, these are fade resistant but you can accomplish the same beautiful designs and unlike water based dye inks these do not need to be heat set.
Acid-free, fast drying transparent coordinating Earth tones, Lights and Brights dye inks specially formulated to create a colorful, polished stone effect. Use on gourds, glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces. Available in sixteen exciting 3-color palettes. Alcohol Blending Solution is available for lightening colors and cleaning inks from non-porous surfaces.
Please check out all of our applicators and brushes that can be used with your inks including the new wood daubers in the gourd & craft supplies shop.
Adirondack Alcohol and GourdSupply Products chalk and dye inks are fast becoming the most popular dye for gourd artists because of they are fade-resistant and so versatile. These can now be found in the Clearance Center.
Acrylic Pigment Inks
I carried these inks many years ago but discontinued them because the Dye inks were so popular nobody wanted to try anything else. Now that others have discovered how wonderful these acrylic pigment inks are I have been getting more & more requests for them. So, these great inks are coming back by popular demand with new & exciting colors so stay tuned!
They dry instantly on paper & porous surfaces without heating but I recommend heat-setting with a embossing heat tool on things like gourds, wood, fabrics & other non-porous surfaces.
Unlike the Chalk & Dye Inks, these inks are made using pigment rather than chalk or dye as the main carrier of color. They are also thicker than alcohol, chalk & dye ink so you can apply them with a paint brush.
It is compatible with most finishes such as the Jo Sonja polyurethane satin varnish.
Acrylic Pigment Ink Features:
- Non-solvent ink so it doesn't smell bad
- Thicker than alcohol, chalk or dye inks so it won't run so it won't run or bleed
- It can be applied with a paint brush like acrylic paint
- It can be applied with most brushes & applicators like dye ink
- Waterproof when dry
- Acid Free, archival & non-fading
- Works on ALL surfaces
- Brighter colors
- Dries faster than dye & chalk inks
- Dries instantly on paper & porous surfaces
- Requires heat setting on non-porous, glossy surfaces & fabrics
Memories Metallic Markers
These markers are great for crafting, Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamping! Memories Metallic Markers Markers are the most exciting new metallic markers on the craft market today. These markers come in six dynamic and dazzling colors that sparkle and shine with a satisfying metallic sheen.
Nontoxic, odorless, archival, acid free and fade resistant, these markers are excellent for scrapbooks, dark papers, posters and card stock. The metallic ink flows smoothly at any angle for all types of crafting and home décor. These brilliant true metallic colors are permanent on paper and porous surfaces and semi-permanent on plastic, glass and metal. Memories Metallic Markers provide a finer tip than many other metallic markers available and unlike mane other metallic markers don't leave globs.
I have been using other brands of metallic markers that were very nice but these markers are really great. They are so versatile, they can be used on so many surfaces & the colors are really beautiful.
I have used these on gourd ornaments & masks & the work great. It doesn't matter if the gourd skin is light or dark, these markers produce vivid colors.
the photo on the left is an ornament with gold marker used on the flowing lines. It is so much easier to use these markers than it is to try to do this with paint & a brush.
What I like about these markers is that the soft, but firm tip flows smoothly without leaving globs of ink like some of the markers I have used. Many markers require you to press the tip to permit the ink to start flowing....& flowing!