Supplies: Ink Pads
I can't promise this is an all-inclusive list. But it should get you started if you are interested in stamping.
I am really getting into using ink in my crafts these days.
There are SO many inks/ink pads out there. There is no way I could cover them all. So if you use a type of ink pad that isn't on this list, please share in the comments!
And let me clarify the fabric section. The permanent pigment inks that are created for fabric should say 'fabric ink.' If it says acid free and permanent (whether it's a dye or pigment ink), it can be used on fabric but cannot be washed (like, fabric on a card or scrapbook page). And I should have put alcohol ink on the fabric list as well.
Also, I think it's important to note the difference between pigment ink and dye ink, as those are the foundation to most inks. My favorite ink brand, Ranger, gives this explanation:
Pigment inks are thick and opaque while dye inks are thinner in consistency and transparent. This means that Pigment inks appear similar in the stamp pad to the color they stamp out. Dye inks' thinner consistency makes them more concentrated so they appear darker in the stamp pad bearing no resemblance to the color the ink will stamp out . Dyes dissolve in solution and blend well while pigments do not dissolve, making them easier to clean off of hands and stamps. Pigments are more light and heat stable than most dyes, which makes pigment inks a good choice when your finished art will be displayed. Pigment Inks take longer to dry and are a good choice to use as an embossing ink. Water based, pigment inks do not dry on coated paper or non-porous surfaces. Dye Inks dry quickly on all types of paper making them easier to work with and a favorite of many crafters.
I hope to post more about using different types of ink as I incorporate them into my crafting. So use this guide to get started and stay tuned!