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GourdSupply Products Dye Ink - Memories Dye Ink for Gourd Art, Stamping and Other Crafts

GourdSupply Products Dye Ink (aka Memories) are water-based and ideal for gourds, stamping, scrapbooking and other crafts

We carry GourdSupply Products Dye Ink (aka Gourd Ink Dyes; Ink Dyes; Memories Ink Dyes) in plastic 1/2 oz. re-inker bottles & in a wide variety of starter kits only available from us.

Some of the most popular colors will be available in larger 1 oz. sizes.

GourdSupply Products

GourdSupply Products dye inks, also known as gourd ink dyes or ink dyes, are manufactured in the USA by Stewart Superior. They are the best selling dye ink on the market. GourdSupply Products inks have the same semi-transparent quality as leather dye but they are permanent, acid free, fade resistant, streak free & are archival safe.

They blend beautifully & it is easier to work with than alcohol inks! GourdSupply Products dye inks are the finest quality water-based dye ink you will find. GourdSupply Products has gained the reputation for being "the best of the best" of premium dye inks on the market & gourders around the globe have now discovered them. What's even better, you can get now them at lower prices from us!

They are so versatile & you can use a variety of colors to blend & create so many variations then dry & heat set with a embossing heat tool & you're done. What makes these so fun to use is that, unlike alcohol inks & leather dyes, the GourdSupply Products inks are blendable. That means you can work with them alone, blend one color into another or blend colors together to make custom colors.

Check out all the things you can do with dye ink in Maria Dellos' book Gourd Art with Ink Dyes.

Autumn Leaves gourd done with Memories ink dyes.GourdSupply Products dye ink are available in a wonderful selection of colors. They are slow drying & very blendable so you can create your own custom colors. They are easy & fun to use & they wont fade, leave lines or streak like alcohol based products such as leather dyes. Heat setting the dye inks with a heat embossing tool prevents smearing wet inks & dries the colors in seconds so the ink does not smear. 

GourdSupply Products acrylic pigment & dye ink are very concentrated so a little goes a very long way. One tiny drop will cover a large area so less is always better. 

Autumn Leaves gourd done with Memories ink dyes.These dyes are perfect for gourd artists, crafters as well as rubber stamping enthusiasts. They are not intended to be used directly on wood but can be mixed with paint or other mediums. I suggest you experiment mixing the dye ink & experiment on a scrap piece of wood  I have had great results mixing it with Jo Sonja & Lumiere paints. Mixing with varnish will also give you a nice stained varnish. So play, have fun, experiment!

The above photos are of gourd ornaments I made using the dye inks. The background was pine tree green & the maple leaves were made with a blend of GourdSupply Products canary, yellow, ochre, sepia &/or chestnut & port red to create the fiery colors of fall foliage. For more information on how I created these ornaments & the fiery colors go to the Gourd Crafts 101 tutorial.

Using the GourdSupply Products Acrylic Pigment & Dye Ink

You can apply GourdSupply Products ink with a variety of applicators. For larger areas I recommend using the foam or felt square applicator cubes, then close the cover & mark it so you can re-use it later. Just spray with water to reactive it later. You can also apply them with foam wedges, seal in a zip lock bag & re-use. For smaller areas & for fine detail I recommend the special cotton-tipped applicators & Taklon micro detail brushes. All of the applicators, brushes & the embossing heat tool that can be used with the acrylic pigment ink & dye ink can be found in my gourd craft supplies shop.

GourdSupply Products Acrylic Pigment & Dye inks are blendable which makes them more versatile than alcohol-based inks or leather dyes. You can blend in a palette or directly on the gourd & then heat set.

I typically blend the colors directly on the gourd so I can see exactly what I'm getting while I'm working but you can also blend them together in a plastic palette or storage container.

Suggestion: If the bottle tip gets clogged just use a long straight pin to clear the clog

Excess Shipping & Handling on Small Items

Unfortunately I cannot customize the shipping, handling & insurance charges to accommodate small, lightweight items such as woodburning pens, cords, etc. Please check out my shipping policy for information on refunds for excess shipping & handling. In the past I have been doing manual invoices for people but it has become very time consuming on both ends so I am asking you to go ahead & order online. Once I process the order & shipping I will refund any excess charges through pay pal.

Dye Ink in 1/2 (.5) oz. Bottles

GourdSupply Products

Dye Ink

1/2 oz. re-inker bottle, acid free, fade resistant

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Chalk & Dye Inks for Gourds, Stamping & Other Crafts.

GourdSupply Products Dye Ink (also known as Memories & gourd ink dyes) - premium, permanent, all-surfaces stamping ink. Unlike alcohol-based inks, they are water-based, non-toxic, semi-transparent, fade-resistant, water based, will not streak or dry too quickly. They are made using dye as the main carrier of color.

For more intense color you can heat set the color & then go over it again with the ink. They are easy to blend so you can make custom colors. You can use different applicators such as a sponge, wool daubers, cotton tipped applicators, Taklon micro detail brushes Microbrushes or the foam or felt applicator cubes I carry. 

Check out all the applicators & brushes. These inks can be used on leather, gourds, paper, Southwest Sun gourd ornament.clay & can be mixed with the metallic dye ink or the Lumiere metallic paints. They can be used to cover the entire surface of the gourd or used for accents. The sky's the limit so just use your imagination. A light sprits with water will refresh inkpads. Highly concentrated...a little goes a very long way...1/2 oz. bottle covers approximately 100 gourds (5 -6 size). Don't forget to buy a embossing heat tool to dry & set the ink! The gourd pictured on the left was done with Sepia, Chestnut, Barn Red & Cherry Red. We sell a lot of dye ink so our inventory is always fresh when you receive it.

ASTM D-4236 Approved

MSRP:  $4.00 (Dealer prices range from $4.00-over $5.00)

OUR PRICE:  $3.95

NOTICE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE:

These photos were taken by me, Nedra Denison, of actual color swatches done on a gourd sampler that I take to gourd festivals. These photos my not be copied, or in any way be altered without written permission. 

Color swatches are approximations. Actual color may vary slightly. Because GourdSupply Products acrylic pigment & dye ink are semi-transparent the colors will vary based on the color gourd or other material it is used on.

Color

Description

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The swatches shown below are done on a gourd  
Color

Barn red ink dye.

Barn Red Dye Ink

Cherry Red Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Cherry Red Dye Ink

Crimson Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Crimson Dye Ink

Dye Ink Red show on a gourd.

True Red Dye Ink
A rich true red

EXCLUSIVE!

BEST SELLER

Available in 1 oz. size below

Ruby Ink Dyes on a Gourd

Ruby Dye Ink

Dye Ink Autumn show on a gourd.

Autumn Dye Ink
A fiery Orange/Rust

EXCLUSIVE!

BEST SELLER

Available in 1 oz. size below


Color

Orange Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Orange Dye Ink

Canary Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Canary Dye Ink

Yellow Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Yellow Dye Ink

Honey Ink Dyes on a Gourd.

Honey Dye Ink

Hunter Green Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Hunter Green Dye Ink

Color

Pinetree Green Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Pine Tree Green Dye Ink

Green Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Green Dye Ink

Memories dye ink - Grass

Grass Dye Ink

Blue Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Blue Dye Ink

Color

Aqua Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Aqua Dye Ink

Turquoise Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Turquoise Dye Ink

Hint: To get a true turquoise on gourds, add a touch of blue

Plum Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Plum Dye Ink

Art Print Brown Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Art Print Brown Dye Ink

Color

Brown Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Brown Dye Ink

Chestnut Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Chestnut Dye Ink

Dye Ink Dark Chocolate show on a gourd.

Dark Chocolate Dye Ink
A rich dark brown...good enough to eat!

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BEST SELLER

Sepia Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Sepia Dye Ink

Black Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

Black Dye Ink

Color

White Memories Ink Dye on a Gourd.

White Dye Ink


Dye Ink in 1 oz. Size

These are the same as above but in larger size.

GourdSupply Products

Dye Ink

1 oz. re-inker bottle, acid free, fade resistant

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You asked for it & I listened!. These are the same dye inks listed above but in the larger economical   1 oz. re-inker bottles. Now you don't have to worry about running out of your favorite colors.

Conforms to ASTM D4236

MSRP:  $7.75

OUR PRICE:  $7.50

Color

Description

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The swatches shown below are done on a gourd IN STOCK NOW!  
Dye Ink Red show on a gourd.

True Red Dye Ink
A rich true red

EXCLUSIVE!

BEST SELLER

Color

Dye Ink Autumn show on a gourd.

Autumn Dye Ink
A fiery Orange/Rust

EXCLUSIVE!

BEST SELLER 

   
     

GourdSupply Products Dye Ink Sets & Kits

These kits include 1/2 oz. re-inker bottle, acid free, fade resistant gourd dye ink. I carry the widest variety of Dye Ink sets & kits. These set & kits give you options to start out small with all the basics in my "America's Top 10" or save even more on a set or kit that include all 23 of the Dye Ink colors. Now you have even more options. These kits are available only through us!

Every year I re-evaluate the best selling colors & occasionally I change the Top 10 kit depending on the results. Consistently year after year all but one color has remained in the top 10.

NOTE: Included in the kits: Items in red indicate the differences between the kits

Description

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#DSAT10 - "America's Top 10" Dye Ink Set

These are the top 10 best selling colors

Includes: Artprint Brown (new in 2014), Barn Red, Black, Blue, Orange, Pine Tree Green, Ruby, Turquoise, White, Yellow

Don't forget to buy a embossing heat tool to dry & set your inks!

Retail Price:  $40.00

Our Price:  $38.50

Kit Option
 

#DSAT10.1 - "America's Top 10" Starter Kit

Includes:

  • "America's Top 10" Dye Ink Set
  • FOAM Applicator Cubes (6)
  • Plastic Storage Cups (6)
  • Cotton-tipped applicators (20)
  • Microbrush - Asst. Sizes (30)
  • Micro Detail Taklon Brushes (10)
  • Foam Wedges (24)

This set contains everything you need from start to finish, including the top 10 most popular gourd dye ink, a variety of brushes & applicators that are perfect for the finest detail work & for covering large areas. The kit also contains buddy cups for mixing & storing custom colors & Jo Sonja Polyurethane Varnish. The only thing not included in this kit is the heat embossing tool. Don't forget to buy a embossing heat tool to dry & set your inks!

 

Retail Price:  $66.42

Our Price:  $62.65

Kit Option

#DSAT25 - Dye Ink Set of all 25 Colors

Includes all 25 colors (includes the 3 new exclusive colors) of GourdSupply Products Dye Ink listed above. Don't forget to buy a embossing heat tool to dry & set your inks!

Retail Price:  $100.00

Our Price:  $93.75 

#DSAT25.1 - Deluxe Dye Ink Starter Kit
 Contains all 25 Colors

Includes:

  • Set of all 25 colors listed above
  • FOAM Applicator Cubes (6)
  • Plastic Storage Cups (6)
  • Cotton-tipped applicators (20)
  • Microbrush - Asst. Sizes (30)
  • Micro Detail Taklon Brushes (10)
  • Foam Wedges (24)

Contains everything you need to get started using the "Memories" Dye Inks. This set includes the 3 new exclusive colors.

Retail Price:  $126.42

Our Price:  $117.75