SPECIALIST PADS AND INKS
Opalite – these are ‘interference’ ink pads which means that as the image is moved in the light the colours will change. They work best on dark card.
Archival – these are fade resistant but are also useful for scrapbooking when the materials used are important to prevent damage to your precious photos.
Jaquard’s Castaway Ink Pad (a re-inker is also available) I have not personlly used this so this is the manufacturer’s write up about it:
“Castaway is a truly unique stamp pad! When the stamped image is heated with an iron, the color of the paper is magically altered. Instead of adding color to the surface of the paper, the color of the paper itself is transformed! the result is a marbled or dappled antique look which is similar to batik fabric. See the exciting results Castaway has on different papers, as each will be unique.”
Pearlex – this is another range that I have not tried but must say that the write up sounds interesting…..this is what they say on the Stamping Mad website:
“The stamp pads are water-soluble, acid free, archival, light fast and wash fast. They are designed for use on many surfaces including paper, card, fabric, shrink plastic, clay, glass, wood and others. Clean stamps with water immediately after use.
Manufacturer’s note – these inks are very permanent on most surfaces without any need for setting. On some surfaces, such as clothing that will be washed repeatedly, heat setting may be required. To set on fabric let the ink dry and then iron using a dry iron set appropriately for the type of fabric.”
They come in a range of colours that include two tones of the same shade on one pad (e.g. two tone red), metallic colours and interference colours.
Fabrico - as the name suggests, this can be used on fabric. It is water soluble so mistakes can be washed out with soap and water if done quickly and is ‘cured’ to make it permanent and washable by ironing it on both sides.