Sunday, 8 May 2016

PURE Colour Chemistry adventure with Gwen Fletcher

I know we are doing Stampbord this month and I hope you will all carry one with the challenge, but a couple of the TAKE 5 team this month got to work with the PURE Colour Chemistry inks for the first time. To Say I think they like them is a bit of an understatement, so I really wanted to show you what they made and as it is my company...
 Flippin eck I can can do it!  If you haven't had a play yet what are you waiting for? come on they even make sense economically too! 
Lynnda x

Take time to Smell the Roses # a Stamp and Ink Adventure.


I have been playing with the Pure Colour Chemistry inks and I have to say, they are absolutely brilliant. The intensity is deep and they are perfect for creating backgrounds, your own sprays, painting with and oh - so much.

I mixed half a small spray bottle with water and 2 drops of Pumpkin Pie and another with 2 drops of Jubilee Red ( a fantastic proper blood red). 
Then I sprayed a 14cm square piece of white smooth card, lightly misting across the card with a combo of both colours.
Now I added a further 2 drops of each colour to their bottles to intensify and generously sprayed a 10.5 cm square white card to give deep colour and complete coverage.
Allow these to dry thoroughly. 
What I found really interesting was that the inks gave a sort of mottled finish rather than completely smoothly blended. So this made me think that they behave with water a bit like Distress inks do. I will have to experiment some more with pure colour and then spritz with water to see whether they wick or not.

On the larger, paler card, I stamped the flourish multiple times around the edges, using Triple Fruity Reds. Although these are pigment inks, they are a hybrid and so will dry without the need to heat emboss and I found they dried quite quickly. You can also heat set if needed. I then highlighted parts of the swirls with an opaque white pen.


On the smaller, stronger coloured piece, I embossed the beautiful elegant Rose with white embossing powder.
Then, I painted the image with bleach. ( You need the thinnest, cheapest bleach you can find. Your posh, thick stuff doesn't do it).
Again, interestingly, as the bleach developed, the initial mottling I mentioned, was retained, giving a really interesting look. You can keep painting over with the bleach until you achieve the desired finish but do allow it time to develop first as it can take a little while.


I mounted the layers together, adding some silk ribbon which I also sprayed to match and crinkled across using strong tape. Mount on a white card, add a sentiment using the dark end of the triple ink pad et voila!
Hope you like it.
Gwen.



I hope you enjoy using Oak House studio products as much as I am doing. Gwen x

Products Gwen used








I hope you are enjoying our TAKE 5 Season and hope you will be inspired to show us your creative adventures with Oak House. Post your project on you blog or Facebook page and tag Oak House Studio to let us know it is there. 

Lynnda x

5 comments:

Lee Stephenson said...

Gorgeous card with some fabby techniques x those inks really are intense and vivid , I love them.

Angela Dodson said...

Love the inking, very striking set off against the stamping and bleach work :)

Diane said...

Stunning card, love the mottled effect and scrumptious colours!!!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous project and I love the colours you've used. Great inky effects!

Sylvia Ames said...

Gorgeous card, love those vibrant colours and interest round the edge of the card with the flourish stamp and triple ink pad.

Sylv xx