Coloring With Inks + Stencils

Hi friends! Today’s video shares how to color images using inks and stencils and how to mix (waterproof) Archival ink with (water based) Make Art inks on cardmaking projects.

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For the first card, I stamped down a beautiful large floral using Archival ink and used the coordinating stencil to color the leaves with Peat Moss Archival ink (because these inks are waterproof they will not move when we add water later). To shade the flower, I used Make Art blendable inks (these will react and move with water).

To get the inks to move and bleed I sprayed some water close to the surface. Because the inks are water-based, they react with the water and start moving.

On the next example, I stamped some flowers onto a Notepad background in Acorn Archival ink. I repeated the same steps to color the images with the coordinating stencils. To get nice shading in smaller areas I used Ranger Detail blending tools (these are super nice for awesome results in small areas.

For the last card, I colored a floral image in using the coordinating stencil and Make Art inks with no water. To get shading and dimension I layered the colors up and started from the center of the image. I finished off the card with a Country Gingham stamped background.


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