Today Iím so excited to share a bit more about the new Bold Inks that were released in the 2016 Catalog and now available in the Hero Arts shop.
There are 14 vibrant colors with a hybrid ink formulation, which means it is a mix of pigment and dye ink. The inks dry quickly like a dye ink, but offer a crisp impression like pigment inks. They work great for fine detail stamps, because they donít feather or fade like a dye ink. Also, they are archival and work great on vellum. And there are reinkers available for all 14 colors!
A technique I think these inks will be great for is Color Layering. With our growing line of Color Layering stamps, these inks offer a bold color to use as the top layer. When you combine them with the lighter Shadow Inks, you will have some great combinations of colors to create dimension within an image.
Whenever I see a new ink line released, the first thing I want to know is how they compare to other ink colors. So thatís what I am going to share with you today! Iím going to compare the new Bold Inks with existing Mid-Tone Shadow Inks that many of you already have and love. I realize due to differences in computer monitors, the colors many not be exact, but hopefully you can get the basic idea of where these new inks fit in compared to existing inks Hero Arts offers. (On the charts below, the Bold Inks are designated with bold lettering and the graininess you might see is just from the photo and doesnít represent the smoothness of the inks.
Next, there are two new purple shades. Orchid is a pretty lilac purple that pairs well with Grape Juice. And Mulled Wine is a gorgeous new shade that I havenít really seen before. It it a dark reddish purple ó it has a lot more pink in it than blue, so it works well with either purple or red shades.