|My original project|
So, a few weeks before Christmas, the subject of white inkpads came up on SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) in a forum thread. People were raving about a newish inkpad,by Studio G. One very lovely and generous contributor offered to send me one in the mail, as I couldn't find it available over here. It arrived this week, along with a second one, by Hampton Art, the rubber stamp people.
I've given them both a tryout, both embossed and unembossed, and heres what they look like.
The first one I tried was the Hampton Art pad. Both are a pigment ink, by the way. I tried them out on black card, and I used a sentiment stamp for the first tryout. It gives a lovely thick coating on the stamp, and really looks white.
Then the Studio G inkpad- again a nice coating on the stamp, and it also looks really white.
So here they are stamped on black card, side by side for comparison:
Neither one is heat set or embossed here, just as is. I think the Studio G just has the edge here, but only just.
Now I thought I'd try a more detailed image, and heat emboss with clear powder.
Strange. Both on the same piece of black card, both using red rubber stamps, it seems the heat embossing just gives the Hampton Art one a little edge.
So now, I had to see what I would get with white embossing powder.
The best result came with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder.
All in all, they both give a nice white image on dark cardstock, either embossed or not. They both dry without heat setting- by the time I'd done the others, the original un-heat embossed were both dry. Also, the ink wipes off the stamps easily just with a baby wipe. Having had another search, there are still no signs of either pad being available over here- seems they are both only available in the USA.