Wednesday, 6 January 2016

My 2015 Favourites: Inks & Pens

Welcome to Day 3 of My 2015 Favourites series. Today I will be talking you through my favourite inks and pens of the year! Let's get started.

  • Memento Tuxedo Black
    • This is by far my favourite black ink of all time. I have tried a few over the years and have finally found one that sticks. It doesn't bleed with alcohol markers, it doesn't stain stamps, it cleans off really easily and it dries quickly.

  • Versamark Ink
    • I use this ink solely for embossing. It is a great sticky ink that takes a while to dry so is perfect for attracting embossing powder. 

  • Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
    • Distress inks are great for blending and water colouring. I usually use the ink pads for creating an ink blended background and spritzing with a bit of water to help it blend even better. I have picked out a few of my favourites. Gathered Twigs is great for edging to help distinguish between layers or creating an aged look. The other three are some of favourite colours. 

  • Avery Elle Pigment Inks
    • These inks are great for solid image stamping or adding a pop of colour to your sentiment. They stamp nice and evenly and you can also use these inks for embossing as they take longer to dry too. They are great for stamping a sentiment and then embossing with clear embossing powder for an added shine.


  • Distress Markers
    • These are the pen version of the Distress Ink pads and I mainly use these for a quick and easy water colouring. I tend to colour my image in with these and then add a touch of water to give a nice water coloured effect. 

  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers
    • These are the marker pens that I do all of my colouring with. I found them a really great option for my budget. There is a great range of colours and they also blend really nicely. 

  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
    • I've classed this as a pen because it looks like one. Its basically really fine glitter in a brush pen. I use this when I want to add a little touch of shine to my coloured images. Its brilliant! The best thing is, when its run out, you can open it up and refill with water to get a second life out of it!

Thanks again for tuning in for my third installment of My 2015 Favourites. Pop back again tomorrow to see the next chapter, My 2015 Favourites: Tools! 

Let me know in the comments what your favourite inks and pens are.

Thanks for reading, 
Hayley :)

1 comment:

  1. Another great round up. Inks are something I struggle with - where to start. I use Memento Tuxedo Black a lot with Copics and Versafine Onyx Black too. I've just started using distress inks and they are lovely for backgrounds. Also discovered Altenew Crisp Dye inks and for really excellent coverage Ranger Dye - just want them to bring out more colours. Must try watercolouring with distress inks one day! Xx