Layering your ink with different applications and techniques is a great way to create and interesting and beautiful card. This card features ink application through a stencil, repeat stamping with color, single stamping in black, as well as a bit of water coloring.
Time: 15 minutes
- Easter theme stamp set
Do you know how your inks work together? Perhaps you’re not getting the results you expect. That’s when layer swatching is a helpful activity. Join Nicole as she explores the VersaFine line of inks to see how they interact when stamping different swatches in layers, much like you would with a layering stamp. You’ll discover all the amazing colors that can be achieved by stamping various colors together to create new colors. Even though VersaFine inks are pigment inks, they layer just like dye inks!
Waffle Flower Color Swatching Stamp Set
In March, we posted a Call for Art with the theme Hope & Strength to reflect the current times we are facing with the Coronavirus.
Here are two artists who submitted beautiful work!
Sending You Hugs by Rebecca Goodwin
I hope you are all well. These postcards were created so that our family could send them to loved ones we know could use a little cheering up. We used cereal boxes from the recycling bin, acrylic paint, and StazOn ink. I hope they may inspire others to use materials they may already have in their home to send a quick note to their loved ones as well.
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Stronger Together by Annie Williams
I stamped the floral image onto Strathmore Bristol smooth paper with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair Ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Once dry, I stamp the sentiment beneath the floral bunch in Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink. This was mounted using foam adhesive onto a background created by stamping blue cardstock with leafy branch line art images using Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink.
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Did you know that you can watercolor with VersaColor inks? Even if you only have a limited palette, you can mix colors to create a wide variety of hues! Nicole will show you how she watercolored a cute terrarium scene with only five VersaColor shades.
Time: 20 minutes + dry time
- Waffle Flower – Tiny Terrarium Stamp Set
- Neenah – Solar White 80lb Cardstock
- Canson – Mix Media paper 98lb
- Blending brush
- Transon watercolor brush
In this video, I’m showing you step-by-step how to use Memento Inks to create egg-shaped backgrounds for your Easter cards.
Time: varies on the number of cards
- Simon Says Stamp – Churches Wafer Die, OH BUNNY Wafer Dies sssd111809 Best Days, Clear Stamps OH BUNNY sss101812 Best Days
- “Blending Buddy” White Bristle Blending Brush – Trinity Stamps
- White Glitter Cardstock
- Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110# 8-1/2×11 250/pkg
In late February we announced a Call for Spring Art. We asked for any papercraft or mixed media project that represents spring. Here are some of the art submissions from the Spring Call.
Terre used Memento Tuxedo Black, StazOn Metallic Copper, All-Purpose Ink in Mint Green and Fireworks Craft Sprays to create a set of Shamrock themed mixed media cards.
Follow Terre on Instagram @stampnterre
Jessica says, “Spring calls for rainbow colors!” Jessica uses VersaFine Clair inks to create a vibrant, Thinking of You card.
Follow Jessica on Instagram – @jessica.v.lin
Alison writes: VersaMagic Inks are some of my absolute favorites because of the soft chalky finish they have, plus their blend-ability. I knew they would be perfect for this lovely hydrangea, and by using blending brushes, I colored it up very quickly. For shine, I added some sequins with On Point Glue, which is the number one liquid adhesive I reach for.
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