All About Altenew Crisp Dye Inks!

by Nicole Picadura

Hello!

I hope you are nicely bundled up with a cup of tea or coffee because we are going to have some fun chat about Altenew's Crisp Dye Inks! Before we get into other details, let's start with a video. It is filled with information, tips, and tricks, so sit back and relax to have some quality time with me. Shall we start?

As you already know, the Crisp Dye Inks come in two different sizes; Oval Ink Pads and Mini Ink Cubes. Both of these are great for different uses.

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Oval Ink Pads are great for overall stamping and large stamp images, especially the solid ones! These have some grooves on top and bottom portion of the pads so you can easily grab the lids to lift them off to reveal the ink pads. They also stack up nicely! If you love working with larger images and stamp often, these full sized ink pads are perfect for you.

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Mini Ink Cubes are great if you need some space friendly ink pads and if you are looking for portability. You can pack these babies up and take them with you anywhere you go! These mini cube ones go with me on different trips so I can still stamp and color. They are light and perfect for small/medium images.

One of the things I love about Altenew's Crisp Dye Inks is that they are water based. This means that you have a bit more flexibility when it comes to techniques – you can easily watercolor with them, you can create a bleached water splatter look on an ink blended background, and so much more!

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This one is one of my previous projects, called faux watercolor stamping. I used some clean water with the Crisp Dye Inks. You can check out more details on this project here. It is so easy and simple to do with these ink pads.

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This is another one I created using the Crisp Dye Inks to create a warm, ink blended background with a bleached look! You can see more details here.

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And of course, these are great for layering images because the 4 shades in each color family perfectly coordinate each other! These takeout color guessing games and save you a lot of time when crafting. Keep in mind that you can mix and match any of the colors from existing color families to create your own layering results. You can use them along with the available layering guides for easy and simple stamp layering experience.

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And who is excited about these Re-inkers? (I know I am!) These are great companions for the Crisp Dye Inks, whether you are looking to give a new life to your dried ink pads or if you are wanting to do some fun techniques. Watch the video above to see how you can ink up your ink pads to freshen them up. You can easily add few drops of these mixed with some clean water in a mist sprayer to create your own mist as well!

Did you know that Altenew offers Full Color Chart and Ink Pad Swatches? These are great companions to these inks and re-inkers:

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That wraps up today's video and focus post – was it helpful? I hope you were able to enjoy them and learn something new about the Crisp Dye Inks and other related products. Got questions? Leave them below and I'd be happy to answer them for you!

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Nabil November 2, 2016 - 10:03

Thanks for sharing these tool, Nicole!

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Nicole Picadura November 2, 2016 - 13:41

You are welcome!

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Susi November 2, 2016 - 11:04

Great Color Chart – wish I could buy them all as the colours are so pretty!

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Shelly November 2, 2016 - 11:51

Great video and info! Thanks for sharing!

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Nicole Picadura November 2, 2016 - 13:41

Thanks for watching, Shelly!

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Harriet November 2, 2016 - 15:53

Excellent video and wow do I love Altenew inks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 19:59

Thank you Harriet!!

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Jan November 2, 2016 - 16:02

Even though I consider myself knowledgeable and I own all the colors I am always eager to watch and learn more so I very much enjoyed this video. I am also happy to be able to print the color chart! Thank you! Love all your products and have broken the piggy bank many times for you!

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 19:59

I am so happy that this was helpful, Jan! Thank you for your support!

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Roxana November 3, 2016 - 10:00

Super helpful video Nicole……I am in love with the Altenew inks but I have been trying to decide if I should purchase the mini ink cubes or the oval pads. Thank you so much for this video. :-)

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:00

Thank you for watching :)

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Jennifer Gardiner November 3, 2016 - 15:01

Love the inks and feel they are such an important part in making STUNNING images.
Loving Altenew more and more I see the designs. Thank you for bringing such fabulous crafting/art goodies.

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:00

Thank you, Jennifer!

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Mary Wilkinson November 3, 2016 - 16:02

Thank you, very helpful :-) I have most of the ink cube colors, so nice and portable! Beautiful colors and stamps

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:00

Thank you, Mary!

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Lai-Yoke van der Wal-Chow November 5, 2016 - 08:14

Great variety of colours. I bought a few sets of the mini cubes and some of them were not as “juicy”as I had hope to be. I am wondering if this happens to the minis only!

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:02

Lai, minis have less inks than ovals, so they are more ideal for inking up small images :) If you think that you might’ve gotten a defect one, please contact our support team at support@altenew.com! They will be able to help you out!

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MA Evans November 8, 2016 - 10:43

I just purchased my very first set of Altenew ink pads: Red Cosmos.
My Grapevine ink does not have any purple hue to it, and it is lighter in color than Ruby Red. Everything on the website shows Grapevine with a hint of purple. I have emailed and called customer service (no one answered my 3 phone calls). Customer Service refunded me for the Grapevine ink pad. I really wanted the correct color. Is there a defect in the color formulation? Anyone else have a problem with this color? Sorry to rant, but I’m frustrated. The ink colors are really gorgeous and I’d like to buy more, but…..

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:10

Hi! I think Mia from the support team have already helped you out with this, correct? The mini ink cube for Red Cosmos had a wrong Grapevine color so they are working on updating the color. Their full-color chart has correct Grapevine color so I would refer to that for the moment. Thank you!

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Izzy Scrap November 9, 2016 - 07:36

Thank you so much for this great video Nicole ! I love the Altenew inks and the variety of colours they have. Thanks for sharing !

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Nicole Picadura November 14, 2016 - 20:10

Thank you, Izzy!

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Sara Killian November 21, 2016 - 00:55

I am so excited to see that you have re-inkers!!! YAY!! I’m going to be looking at getting them little by little. I ALWAYS want a re-inker on hand.

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Tina January 1, 2017 - 23:12

Is there a certain type of paper you recommend? I tried the cubes with peony bouquet on Stampin up paper. I wasn’t happy with the way it came out. I was given a sample at a stamp show that looked much better but I don’t know what paper she used.

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Donelle U June 3, 2017 - 00:28

Curious if anyone has a good suggestion for labeling the edge of the oval pads for easy reference?

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Connie June 25, 2017 - 13:38

I just purchased the 48 mini cube set. I am wondering why they are so blotchy. The ink pools on the clear stamps. Ive used on conditioned and ive used on altenew stamps. What am i doing wrong?

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Connie July 26, 2017 - 09:52

Can anyone answer this?

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