Can I purchase ink from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. If you shopping for ink, whether it is for calligraphy, stamping, embossing or anything else, then we have a wide selection to choose from amongst this collection at Spotlight. From crafting to calligraphy and everything in between, Spotlight has all the ink that you could possibly desire. With such a wide array of colours and types to choose from, plus bargains galore across the entire range, make Spotlight your number one shopping destination for all your inking needs.
What is included in this range?
This range includes a whole host of different inks and ink pads, available in a wide array of different colours. Whether you are looking for a bottle of ink for your calligraphy projects or ink pads to stamp your way to crafting success, then you are sure to find it amongst this collection. India ink is ink that is used for writing, illustrations and outlines, and this classic black option is the perfect option for typography and hand lettering. Choose fabric inks to customise your clothes or perhaps to create a stunning silk painting that will look lovely hung on the wall of any home. With ink in a rainbow of colours and styles, Spotlight is your one-stop shop for all your inking needs.
How should I use ink pads?
There are a wide variety of ink pads available, and they all have their different uses. They come in a wide range of colours and sizes, and you are sure to find the ink for your stamping project amongst this collection. Stamps are so much fun, and they are a great way to add cute images and fabulous messages to greetings cards, invitations, or your journal-anywhere you like really! This range includes a wide selection of ink pads in a whole host of different colours, and at Spotlight, we have a wide range of clear stamps to choose from as well.
We recommend that you practice stamping on a piece of scrap paper before you begin your project. This will help to ensure that your ink is transferring correctly, it is the colour that you desire, and it will also help you to gauge how much pressure is necessary to apply. Ensure that you are working on a surface that is sturdy and flat for the best effect. You should not need to press firmly onto the ink, instead use gentle pressure and ensure that all of the parts of the stamp have been effectively covered in ink.
Do you have any tips for working with fabric ink?
Fabric ink is a water-based ink that can be used on cotton, polyester, blends, linen, rayon and a whole host of other materials. It is recommended that you hand wash your chosen fabric in cold water prior to beginning your project. This allows for shrinkage as well as helping to prevent any potential issues due to colour bleeding. While this type of ink is commonly used with a screen printing set, you are not just limited to this one technique, and you can hand paint or block print onto fabrics as well. Once you have completed your design, heat-set it with a household iron.
Heat setting allows ink pigments to properly bond and adhere to the fabric. We recommend testing your finished design and heat setting method on scrap fabric before beginning your project. Fabric ink is suitable for an array of different fabrics, however, do not use fabric ink on nylon. These inks are non-toxic and non-flammable, and you will love being able to create your very own stunning works of art.