Ink and Dyes - Acrylic Pigment, Dye Ink and Metallic Ink Markers for Gourd Art, Stamping and Other Crafts
GourdSupply Products Acrylic Pigment and Dye Inks and Memories Metallic Ink Markers
GourdSupplies.com carries the best selection of inks & dyes including Acrylic Pigment Inks, Dye Ink & the new Memories Metallic Ink Markers and a wide variety of starter kits only available from us.
GourdSupply Products Dye Inks
GourdSupply Products Dye inks (also known as gourd ink dyes or ink dyes), are manufactured in the USA. They are one of the best selling dye ink on the market for gourds, stamping, scrapbooking & other crafts.
These inks are the most popular inks used by gourd artists. While the Acrylic Pigment inks are more vibrant they still take 2nd place to the Dye Inks.
The GourdSupply Products Acrylic Pigment ink work just like the regular GourdSupply Products Dye Ink with the major difference being that the Acrylic Pigment inks will work on most surfaces. The Dye inks will work well on gourds, paper (including vellum, coated and glossy papers). The Acrylic Pigment Ink colors are also richer and more vibrant and show up great on darker surfaces.
Both the GourdSupply Products acrylic pigment & 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 & they can be mixed together. Once dried they both resist fading, bleeding or smearing but it is best to heat seal the dye inks with an embossing heat tool to ensure it is set permanently. While it is not necessary to heat set the Acrylic Pigment inks I usually recommend it when using them on gourds, non-porous, glossy surfaces & fabrics.
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.
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 an embossing heat tool on things like gourds, wood, fabrics & other non-porous surfaces.
Unlike the Dye Inks, these inks are made using pigment rather than 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 water based finishes.
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!