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Brutus Monroe Chalk Ink Test Lab: Part 1

Erin Reed

I have been wanting to try the Brutus Monroe Chalk Ink to test it against other inks and to also test to see all it can do.  So for this round I tested the ink on cardstock, glossy paper watercolored with the ink, and tested it against various markers. 

So for these test I did a video to show how they all compered against each other.  Brutus Monroe is offering an amazing deal for all Chalk Ink Pads plus Chalk Ink Re-inkers for the next couple months - a 20% off your ink purchase

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Plus here is the best part, you have a chance to win a set in mini chalk inks for just subscribing to my YouTube Channel, full details are on my channel, but there will be 4 winners, each received one set of 4 mini chalk inks!!  Amazing!!! Here is my video.

 Here are the 4 sets in Fall, Summer, Winter, and Spring:

The inks I tested were Brutus Monroe Chalk ink in Wagon, Ranger Distress ink in Fired Brick, StazOn in Pumpkin, Dare 2B Artzy in Red, Studio G Chalks in Red, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Tangerine, Prima Quick Dry fluid chalk ink in Brick Wall, and Prima Resist Chalk Edger in Rose Bud.  I kept all the color as close as possible in the range of red and oranges.  First I tested the ink on plain white cardstock to see how easy it stamped and if it smeared when applied.  I then tested if the ink has the ability to act as a watercolor.  Refer to the video for full results.

I then tested each for the 8 inks on glossy paper and tested how well it stayed to the paper.  Since stampers love to color in their stamped imaged I also tested each of the stamps with 4 types of markers: Spectrum Noir in CG2 (light green), Tombow Dual Brush Pens in 055 (yellow), Copic Sketch in Y17 (yellow), and Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brush in Dark Naples ochre 184.  For results please see with video.

I will say that the Brutus Monroe inks were amazing for all these tests.  I loved that they held up to different kinds of papers, that I could watercolor with them, and that they held up to 4 different kinds of markers without a fail!!  Amazing inks!!

Erin Reed - Designer & Artist
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  • Jeri Parks on

    Would love to win a set of the Brutus Monroe inks


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