Written By: Guest Pegg Thomas, BellaOnline's Spinning Editor
If you’ve never used a VersaMark ink pad, you are missing out on a great product. VersaMark is a clear pigment ink. It is probably the most versatile ink on the market and every stamper should have one. And a refill! There are so many uses:
- VersaMark is super for heat embossing. Because it has no color of its own, it works with any colored embossing powder without interfering with the finished color. It also works well with the sparkling kind of embossing powders; it lets the color of the cardstock come through while adding the glimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder.
- VersaMark works to hold pastels to make an image “pop” out from dark card stock. Because it is a sticky ink, it will hold onto the powder pastels. This works best on very dark card stock like black, deep burgundy or forest green.
- VersaMark makes a ‘watermark’ image on card stock. This isn’t very visible on very dark or very light card stock, but it shows up well on most. Simply ink the stamp on the VersaMark and press on your card stock. It makes a “new” color on every different color of card stock. It’s like having dozens of ink colors in one pad!
These are by no means all the ways to use VersaMark. Once you have one of these ink pads, I’m sure you’ll come up with more. Share them with us on the forum when you do!