How to Use Delicata Ink as a Resist with VersaFine Clair

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Use Delicata Ink as a Resist with VersaFine Clair by Jennifer Vanderbeek

While trying out my new VersaFine Clair inks I was stamping them onto scrap cardstock that already had a few things on it, including some Delicata ink. That’s when I noticed something very interesting: the Delicata seemed to be resisting being covered up by the VersaFine Clair ink! Wanting to be very sure what was happening, I tried it on purpose and found that yes, indeed, Delicata ink acts as a natural resist when VersaFine Clair is stamped on top of it. This is a great technique for layering background and foreground images or adding a subtle all-over pattern to different stamps, giving your finished project a nice, cohesive look. And it’s just plain cool!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – White
  • Joy Clair – Wood Background stamp
  • Studio Calico – Fall Foliage stamp set
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Fiskars – Paper Trimmer, Hole punch
  • Coffee Filter
  • Heat Tool
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • Wooden Button
Other Color Combinations
  • Delicata Celestial Copper and Bronze Burst with VersaFine Clair Fantasia and Tuxedo Black Memento Marker
  • Delicata White Shimmer with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink, Verdant, and Pinecone plus Clear Embossing Powder
  • Delicata Champagne with VersaFine Clair Blue Belle and Nocturne plus Clear Embossing Powder
  • Delicata Rose Gold with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis plus Tuxedo Black Memento Marker

VersaFine Clair Fading Technique

by Nadine Carlier

Fading Technique with VersaFine Clair by Nadine Carlier IC WM

A fun background idea for your cards is creating a fading technique using VersaFine Clair Inks and some Ink Potion No. 9 with a stencil. This is a super easy technique that will make people ask, “How did you do that?”

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I created the fading effect on my card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min.

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Use Shimmer Craft Spray To Create a Watercolor Effect

by Melissa Andrew

Use Shimmer Craft Spray To Create a Watercolor Effect

If you are looking for a fun new crafting technique then try using Shimmer Craft Spray instead of water to dilute your dye inks. This will create a watercolor background with a ton of beautiful shimmer! After dry, stamp on the background with your favorite VersaFine Clair ink for a finished look.

Supplies

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  • Whimsy Stamp Set – Love Has Four Paws
  • Paper Cutter
  • Cardstock – Kraft, White
  • Stamping Block
  • Heat Tool

How to Extend A Stamp to Second and Third Generation Stamping

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Extend A Stamp to Second and Third Generation Stamping

When you have an ink that holds its image strength as well as VersaFine Clair does, creating a card with multiple shades and tones is incredibly easy. By using third generation stamping for the background, the full-strength VersaFine Clair stands out beautifully while, of course, blending seamlessly. I used the same technique with the hearts of first and second generation stamping to let the primary image shine through while letting the smaller hearts be accents. I’ve found that I can get a full five generations of images from a single inking of VersaFine Clair so there’s plenty of tones to choose from.

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – white, black, beige
  • Burlap paper
  • Cas-ual Fridays Stamps – In the Cards stamp set
  • Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
  • Coffee Filter
  • Assorted Trim
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Plastic Button
  • Faux Wax Seal
  • Helmar – Quick Dry 450

Create a Tone on Tone Background for Valentines Day

by Kassy Tousignant

Create a Tone on Tone Background for Valentines Day. Stamp from Concord and 9th.

VersaFine Clair ink never disappoints! In this tutorial, I stamp an adorable bear from Concord & 9th with Acorn and Nocturne ink and use VersaMagic and Brilliance ink to create a lovely watercolor effect. The VersaFine Clair ink doesn’t run or smudge at all! This new ink is so versatile. I used the sentiment stamp “hugs” to create a fun tone on tone background for the sweet Bear Hugs Valentines card.

Supplies

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  • Concord & 9th – Hugs stamp set
  • Cardstock – red, white
  • My Minds Eye enamel dots
  • Washi tape
  • Pop dots

 

 

See How to Stamp on Fabric with VersaFine Clair

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Stamp on Fabric with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, Charming Pink, Purple Delight Fabrico Markers - Burgundy, Cherry Pink, Lipstick Pink Tear It! Tape by Melissa Andrew

Adding a new element to a card creates lots of texture and interest. Today, let’s add fabric to a Valentine’s day card and stamp with Versafine Clair, the new ink from Tsukineko. It creates a gorgeous crisp images even on fabric. If you are the type of person who likes to color in their stamped images then you are going to love the techniques I share with the Fabrico markers.

 

 

Supplies

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  • Whimsy Stamp Set – Cupid in Training, Bold Statements stamps
  • Lawn Fawn – Bugs and Kisses Stamp set
  • Cardstock – pink shimmer, white
  • Canvas fabric
  • Circle die
  • Die cut machine
  • Sequins