14 Techniques and Tips for Using the New Delicata Metallic Inks

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a few tips and tricks with using the NEW Delicata Metallic Inks.  I have tried a lot of the metallic inks on the market and I have never found one that like until now.  I find that the Delicata Metallic Inks have great coverage and are easy to work with.   I have created a video for you where I just had a little play time to create some card fronts or just to see what these inks will do.  I just cut a lot of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces of cardstock in various colors and just played.  I have compiled a list of the techniques for you in today's post.  Let's get started shall we.
There are three new Delicata Inks and ink refills in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog this Year; Golden Glitz, Celestial Copper, and Shimmery Sliver.  These inks add amazing shine to your projects be it with just stamping them or any other fun technique you try.

Techniques Using Delicata Inks: 

  • Stamping:  Yes just plain old stamping!  These Inks stamp wonderfully on both Whisper White Cards stock and colored cardstock.  I did find that they dry faster on the colored cardstock rather than the Whisper White.  The Whisper White cardstock is a much smoother service and takes just a little longer for the inks to set into the paper.  You will notice that the inks do show up a little more on the colored cardstock.  
All three inks on Whisper White 

All three inks on Basic Black 
  • Fine Line Stamping:  I too a fine line open image and stamped the each of the inks on a colored piece of cardstock.  And they stamped beautifully.  They look a better than this picture shows them.  

  • Border Stamping:  You can stamp them in a row to create a border or use a border stamp.  
  • Using Background Stamps:  These inks work great on Background stamps.  Depending on how you ink your stamp you can get some great looks.  I really like the silver image in this picture.  
  • Ink Smooshing:  The Delicata Inks work great for the Ink Smooshing technique.  Since they are water based they act nicely with water, and creates beautiful effects.  

  • Splatter and Watercolor Washes:  You can water these inks down to a cream consistency and create a beautiful splatter or watercolor background wash.  You can get a nice gradient of color.  Some of the inks are a little more transparent than others so something to be aware.  

  • Dragging:  You can easily drag the ink pad across your projects to create a fun textural look.  

  • Stencils:  They work nicely through a stencil no matter which application you use.  


    • Monoprinting:  Before you clean you stencil press it to another piece of cardstock and transfer the left over ink.  Do this a few times and create a fun textural background without any extra work.  


    • Reverse Embossing:  Ink up the raised side of your embossing folder to transfer the ink to the little nooks of the indented cardstock.  



    • Embossing:  Ink up the most solid side of the embossing folder to transfer all the ink to the raised areas of the cardstock. 

    • Sponging:  Ink up a sponge and just sponge your paper to create a fun looking textural background.  (Not Pictured)  Use all three ink colors for a super fun look 
    • Heat Embossing:  You have a little time once you stamp your image to add embossing powder to the ink and heat emboss it.  It works better if you use the same color embossing powder as the ink.  For example Golden Glitz with Gold embossing powder.  (Not Pictured) 

    Clean Up:  

    Cleaning up these inks are easy.  The recommended cleaner for these pigment inks is Stazon Cleaner but I did find that you can clean them off your photopolymer stamps with just soap and water.  Make sure that you clean them as soon as you are done.  You don't want to let them sit on your stamps or stencils very long because they will dry quickly.  I recommend that you clean them ASAP as soon as your done stamping them.  You do have a little more time on photopolymer but not excessive stamping sessions.  

    Video Tutorial: 

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    Thanks for dropping by today I( hope that you have found this tutorial helpful and and that you have found some useful information.  If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  
    Happy Stampin' 
    Rick 


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