Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Sending Love - Ink Tutorial

I sometimes think it is worth remembering that not everyone knows the same stuff that you do, and that even if people think they know stuff, that it is sometimes worth having a refresher, just in case. I know I have to remind myself of all sorts of things that I thought I knew, and one of the things I love most about crafting with my Team is that we can share ideas and learn from each other all the time.

I have not covered EVERY Ink type in this video, but watch this space for more tutorials that cover the basics.

From the top then (watch the video for even more information!):

StazOn – this is a great ink for slick surfaces, such as Window Sheet, Foil etc, but is also great for watercolour techniques as it is instantly waterproof.

VersaMark – this is the perfect ink for heat embossing as it provides a sticky surface for the embossing powder to stick to, it is also great if you just want a watermark effect.

Memento – this is another great ink for using with Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pen and Watercolour pencils etc. Make sure it is fully dry before you use these, but once it is dry if is water resistant. You can use it on vellum, but it will take a while to dry.

Classic Ink – this is a water based ink that is perfect for general stamping on uncoated card. Stampin' Up! Inks are so full of pigment that you can get a number of 'generations' of impression from one inking and makes them perfect for two or three step stamping.

Stampin' Write Markers – these have a dual tip; one for writing and fine detail work, the other for larger areas.

All our ink pads (other than the Ombres) have refills available and I would highly recommend getting the refill at the same time as you buy the pad, so you know you have it – the refills last for years. The Classic and Archival Inks are the same ink in both the Pads and the Write Markers, so can be used to refill both for years to come.

I hope you find this helpful, but please let me know if you need any further information on how to use these inks. There will be additional information on how to use them in the coming weeks, but if you do have questions, I would be very grateful if you raise them so I can make sure I cover the information for others too.

Dimensions for today's project are:

Thick Whisper White – Half an A4 sheet (so cut to A5) folded in half
Real Red – 4 x 5-5/8 (10 x 14.25cm) plus a scrap
Sending Love Designer Series Paper – 3-3/4 x 5-3/8 (9.5 x 14.25cm)
Whisper White Envelope

If you need any of the products used in today's project, please jump on over to my online shop, where you will find all the pretty things you need. If your order is over £20 and under £150 before postage, please remember to use the Hostess Code for the month, this means that as well as the little gift and Thank You card you get from me, I will also be able to order you some extra goodies from Stampin Up to share between everyone who uses the code, just remember that for both of these, you need to ensure you do not click the 'No Contact' button when you place your order.

Enjoy Sale-a-Bration and I will see you again soon.

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