Everyone is buzzing behind the scenes at Gina K. Designs and StampTV because tonight is our release party and YOU'RE INVITED!
The party starts over at StampTV and here is the direct link to the party chat thread: PARTY CHAT
Today, the illustrators have gotten together to showcase all of their new stamp sets with an invitation blog hop! As you hop through the blogs, leave a comment on each one and we will choose one lucky winner who will win a prize package full of stamping products and embellishments!
Here is a little invitation video for you. (If you are reading this in an email or RSS feed/reader, you will have to click over to the blog to see the video.)
Along with all of the beautiful new stamp sets, tonight we are releasing EIGHT new colors of ink along with ribbon, buttons and reinkers! One of the most requested ink pads is being released tonight as well and that is our new Black Onyx.
The number one question I have been getting about the new Black Onyx ink is,
"Can it be used with Copic Markers?"
I had the design team play with the new black ink for the last couple of weeks and one of the design team members who is also a Copic instructor and design team member said that it worked great! No smearing and she colored directly over the lines to really test it.
The first time I tried it, I heat set it first because I was scared. LOL! It worked beautifully for me. No smearing at all! Beautiful rich dark black lines and bright, vibrant Copic color. Once I heard the reports from some of the other designers, I tried coloring without heat setting, and again, NO problems at all! I did let it sit for a couple minutes first since the ink pad was brand new and a little juicier than my Memento pad, (and I know any ink will smear if it's still wet.)
But, a couple of our design team members did not have as much luck. They said that it smeared for them. Because of that report, I can't say that it will work for everyone.
So my best answer is this:
The overwhelming majority of our team, (including me,) has had great luck and thinks that our new Black Onyx ink performs as well as Memento Black ink. If you are looking for the blackest black ink for solid stamping, vibrant line art, rich backgrounds, crisp borders and bold greetings, give this ink a go!
And then try it yourself with Copics to see if it is a suitable replacement for you. If not, you will still have the most vibrant, rich, black ink for all of your other stamping needs. And that's well worth it.
So, are you ready for some fabulous inspiration from our illustrators?
Start hopping here and then we will see YOU tonight at StampTV! (Dig out your party hat!)
Make it a great day!