Wednesday, 2 December 2015

More Blending Colours With Pigment Inks

Here is a second Ink Blending project from Sylvia, remember comment to be in with the chance to win a big bundle of crafty goodness worth over £100 from me. 
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If you want more ideas for using the new Lynnda's leaves collection then watch me on Hochanda on Friday 4th December 3pm and 6pm. Lynnda x

Ink Blending ~ Lynnda's Leaves



Hi everyone Sylvia here, today I have been playing with Oak House Studio pigment inks, using them as I use distress inks for blending colours to make a background for stamping.  I love to make clean and simple one layer cards that can be used for any occasion, and here is a short tutorial showing how I made the card below.


I used triple Autumn Leaves and triple fruity reds pigment ink pads in the blending and stamping of the panel, stamps used Lynnda's Leaves, Texture Elements and Script Sentiments thank you stamp.


Mask a square on the front of a card blank, placing paper over the back to protect it from getting inky.


Using an ink blending tool and starting with the lightest colour gentley blend in a circular motion from the outside of the masked area into the center, adding darker colours until you have the effect you require.


Leaving the masking tape in place stamp randomly in the coloured area stamping over the edge of the tape.  Use a mixture of colours from the triple ink pads to stamp the leaves and elements.

Allow the inking to dry and gently remove the masking tape to reveal the center stamped panel.  Leave the card as it is, draw a fine line round the stamping or individual stamped elements, or add a sentiment as desired.


If you have not used this technique with pigment inks I hope you will have a go, each card is individual as the colours and stamping turn out different every time.

Thank you for looking.

Sylv xx

20 comments:

Lynnda said...

Great use of colour. love these inks

Elaine said...

Beautiful. Love the mix of colours and leaves. It's just so cheerful!

Angela Dodson said...

Beautiful work Sylv. Gorgeous ink colours blend well together :)

Joy Smith said...

Love the colours - so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Wow, Wow, Wow Sylvia - this card is gorgeous, so bright and cheerful - a lovely reminder 0f autumn, AND with a step by step guide too. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Another great project x very Autumnal colours, although I'm sure you could get some amazing alternatives using other colour schemes x

Lorraine said...

Love the colours and the stamps. Must try this out xxx

Lisapmac said...

Absolutely stunning blend of colours, beautiful design x

Christine Webb said...

Just love this one.

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely card, not done this in a while thanks for the reminder. Yours turned out awesome x

Jane said...

WOw this is beautiful and such a great technique thanks for sharing x

Anne May said...

Lovely, Trees and leaves are my favourite stamps and I am going to have to have some of those inks!

Claire Newcombe said...

Stunning. I love love the stamps, I am always drawn to nature based stamps and you have captured every detail perfectly especially along with the ink colours you have used too x

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous inking, love the use of these warm colours and this is a real wowser! Thanks for sharing Karen x

Karen Gotts said...

Loving this and loving the demos on tv. Must buy some of theses inks xx

Lisa Winnard said...

Fabulous colours.

Susan c said...

A great card, creative and easy to do yet looks marvellous x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely colours.xxx

Bernie Simmons said...

Stunning Love the ink you have used xxx Beautiful colours

Jackie Weatherstone said...

Gorgeous colours. I love this idea. Think I'll try it for my next few cards.