For my final project, I used the rich pigment ink for a mixed media project. Because the ink is archival and very "juicy," I was able to complete this 12 x 4 inch canvas using only paper, gel medium, and my inks! No paints required!
Here are a few stepped-out photos to show you my process.
First, I adhered an old piece of sheet music I purchased at second hand store randomly to my canvas using gel medium. I then pressed my Wedding Dress ink pad all over the canvas. This brightened up the old, yellowed paper.
I die cut several pieces of cardstock using Penny Black Creative Dies, Leaves. I inked these die cuts using the Memento Luxe Inks. Once dry, I adhered them to my canvas using gel medium. The word "love" was part of the title on the sheet music.
I then inked the background using the inks. Toffee Crunch ink gave the piece a vintage feel.
Next, I added dimension around the die cuts using a Fantastix and Tuxedo Black Ink.
Before the background inking was dry, I placed a stencil over the piece and randomly removed ink using a baby wipe.
Finally, a bit of stamping and even more inking to the edges finish off the piece.
Here are a couple close-ups of the detail I was able to achieve simply using Memento Luxe inks with die cuts, canvas, and stamps.
Now it's time to see what Elizabeth has designed today.
I can't think of a better way to start the weekend full of inspiration!
While yesterday I used my inks to create a background, today I used them for some delicate, detail stamping.
I began with a white ATC-sized Inchie Arts Art Square. The surface of the matboard squares are very similiar to a hot press watercolor paper so they work great with the "wetness" of the Luxe Inks.
To create this ATC I used the striking blue colors of Memento Luxe Ink: Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue. Blue's can be tricky, but I LOVE these! I inked my stamp (Lace Trims by Penny Black) and alternated colors, stamping vertically across the Art Square. Once dry, I added just a touch of Teal Zeal Memento Ink using an ink blusher, in order to tone down the white background of the Art Square. Finally, I inked my die cut (Penny Black Love Buds) using Danube Blue Memento Luxe Ink and added it to my ATC using dimensional foam. Twine (May Arts) and a pearl pull the design together.
Now, after seeing Elizabeth's pillowcases yesterday, I can't even imagine what she's designed today in her studio... let's go check it out!
And if you're looking for additional Inchie Arts inspiration, visit their their BLOG and FACEBOOK page.
Instead of applying the Memento Inks to my stamps today, I applied them directly to an Inchie Arts Art Square to create an artsy background. I love that these inks are so versatile and can be used to create backgrounds, too!
I started with a white Inchie Arts ATC Art Square. This was perfect for this technique so I could add lots and lots of water without any warping. And I found the rich Memento Luxe Inks just danced on the surface.
1. Press Memento Luxe inks directly onto the surface of the Art Square. Start with your lighter colors. I used Lilac Posies, Morocco, and Sweet Plum.
2. Before ink dries, mist the Art Square with water. "Tilt" the Art Square to help the colors blend together. Allow to air dry or speed up the process using a heat tool.
3. Stamp with Penny Black Flamboyant using VersaMark ink and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Heat to set.
4. Add twine (May Arts) and sentiment (Penny Black).
Now you know what to do next... :)
And if you're looking for additional Inchie Arts inspiration, visit their their BLOG and FACEBOOK page. (And come back here tomorrow for another ATC!)
Amidst all of the Christmas madness, I really enjoyed creating something with a springy feel.
Creating this card was actually quite simple using the luscious Memento Luxe Inks. They are sooo juicy. I love how well they stamp with rubber, cling, and transparent sets. I simply inked up my stamps and layered them onto white cardstock. (All stamps by Penny Black) The colors of ink used were: Love Letter, Morocco, and Lilac Posies. To finish things off, I stamped my sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Oh, and those dots... I stamped them using the Memento Luxe Ink and the eraser on my pencil!
Now, remember, the fun continues.... I'm headed there myself!
Thank you so much for joining me the last two weeks for Stamping Study Hall: Creative Color. I look forward to putting together more free online classes in the future! Your visits, feedback, and encouragement mean so much to me. See you on Monday with another fun event... HHHmmm, what could it be? :)
And as always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via email and/or Facebook. I find those avenues the easiest for responding to questions and comments.
I love the wide variety of Penny Black stamps in my stash so today I wanted to share my Touch Twin marker choices for coloring in a few characters.
I created a set of tags for you today. I often stamp several tags at once so that when I am in the mood to color, I can just sit down and start right away without having to worry about image choice and stamping.
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Ribbons Unlimited, May Arts Jute I will see you on Wednesday with a NEW VIDEO. And I just might pop by tomorrow with an exciting post... hint, hint. :)If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via email and/or Facebook. I find those avenues the easiest for responding to questions and comments.
I LOVEEE color and am excited about today's topic...
When I find a really bold color combo, especially one I haven't used very often, I like to color my die cuts to create my card. By adding bold color to dies, I am able to move them around and try them with lots of backgrounds until I find just the right one. I've done just that on today's card. Here's my inspiration photo: