Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Eight Techniques to use with Your White Craft Ink

 Hello and welcome to my blog; last night during my weekly Facebook Live I shared eight different ways to use your White Craft Ink on your cards or papercrafting projects.  I know you are like me and probably never touch it, because you forget about it. Hopefully todays post and video tutorial will change that.  

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

1.  Stamping over Ink Blending: 

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

One of the easiest ways to use your White Craft Ink is to stamp small images over an ink blended area as I did above.  You can see the white ink over the darker ink blended background.  For the ink blending I used Pale Papaya Ink (one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors from Stampin' Up!) and then stamped the sprinkles from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set over that.  Where the ink hits the shite of the card you can not see it, but where it's over the ink blending it stands out.  Which makes it perfect for one layer cards or to do directly on your Basic White Thick card base.  

2.  Soft Emboss Resist: 

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

Soft Emboss Resist is a fun easy technique that can be done on colored cardstock.  Here I used Soft Succulent Cardstock and the Forever Fern Stamp Set and heat embossed one of the images in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I then took my White Craft Ink and inked over certain areas and bluffed it with a paper towel.  This creates a soft transitional area that adds interest to you project with very little work.  

3.  Bold Emboss Resist: 

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

My third technique is Bold Emboss Resist!  This is also very easy to do and is done in the same way as the Soft Emboss Resist technique except You add in one additional color.  I like to add in a color that matches my card stock to add the little extra drama.  Here I used Fresh Freesia Ink over Fresh Freesia Cardstock.  I embossed the background using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  

4.  Ink Blending over A 3D Embossed Background

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

For this example I used Evening Evergreen Cardstock and embossed it using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with my 3D Embossing Folder sandwich.  Next I took White Craft Ink on a Blending Brush and ever so lightly brushed across it.  You only want the ink to grace the top of the embossed image.  This way it gives a weathered look.  

5.  Splatters

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!


 My fifth technique is all about the splatters!  White Craft Ink is one of the best tools you can use to create white splatters on your cards or projects.  Think snow!  If you want the splatters with less opacity then you use less water.  If you want them more translucent than you use more water.  All I used to create the splatters on the Polished Pink Cardstock was add white pigment ink to a clear block and spritz it with water from my Stampin' Spritzer and picked it up with one of my Water Painters and flicked it onto the cardstock.  (Beware this can get messy!) 

6.  Ombre Ink Blending

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

On this example I stamped the Wild Rose Background Stamp onto Polished Pink Cardstock in Polished Pink Ink.  I then heat set the ink to make sure it's dry.  And then on one end I took Polished Pink Ink and ink blended toward the center with to increase the color.  On the other side I repeated the process but using White Craft Ink instead.  This creates the perfect ombre effect. 

7.  Off Set Stamping


I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

Off set stamping is a great way to get more from your background stamps and your White Craft Ink.  I simply placed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock in my Stamparatus and inked the Drybrush Background Stamp up in Gorgeous Grape Ink and stamped it down.  I then cleaned my stamp and took the cardstock and moved it up and over one row on the grid.  I reinked the background stamp in White Craft Ink and stamped it down to create more subtle tones on the panel.  

8.  Magic Inking Technique


I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

My last technique today is called the Magic Inking Technique!  And it's perfect for those stamp sets that you may have in your collection that has a lot of small images.  You simply stamp the the small images onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock in White Craft Ink.  So, it will look as if there's nothing there once the craft ink is completely dry.  Notice that I said completely dry.  The White Craft Ink has to be completely dry before moving on to the next step otherwise you are going to have a mess on your hands.  You can heat set the White Craft Ink or leave it to dry over night.  Once the Craft Ink is dry you are going to ink blend over it with a nice heavy application and the ink blending brings out the images that you have stamped as you see above.  I used Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink Inks today.  

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here to see the video.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that this has inspired you to pull out your White Craft Ink Pad and give it a go.  If you need any of the supplies you will find a list of available supplies in my Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  I have also announced my 2021-2022 In Color Club so if you would like to get the new in colors in a budget friendly way sign ups are going on now.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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