I wanted to try them out on different papers, ie water coloured, glossy, speciality stamping paper and also using different techniques, ie direct to paper, wetting the paper first, using the water brush with the detailed nib, blending on the craft mat.
So here are some of my results:
This is a light weight water colour paper. The top 2 images were stamped in black Archival and the bottom 2 in black Stazon. They blended okay, top right is just direct to paper, bottom right and left are using the water brush to drag the ink across and top left is taking the ink from the craft mat with the water brush and sort of painting with it.
This was using much heavier weight water colour paper and personally I didn't think the ink blended as well. The ink seemed to sink into the paper very quickly.
This was using the Inkssentials speciality stamping paper. Again it blended quite nicely using all the above techniques explained at the top. Although it's quite glossy the ink dried pretty quickly. Stamping on it was lovely both with the Stazon and the Archival.
And finally random glossy paper. For me, this worked the best.
As you can see, I don't go in for shading and the like, I just like to scribble and I'm not bothered if I go in or out of the lines!!! Life is too short!!!