Showing posts with label Delicata Inks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delicata Inks. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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!  
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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Butterfly Wishes for PCC#349

    Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Themed Challenge.  This week we have a very summery theme for you to play along.  I will share the inspiration photo shortly.  I picked the  Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set to create my card for today.  This Cling stamp set features photorealistic Butterflies that could take flight any moment.
    Here's a look at my card.

    Here's a look at the inspiration photo that inspired my card today.  You can click on the image below and be flutter away to the Paper Craft Crew site and see what the other design team members have created.

    Tips & Tricks: 

    Since the inspiration image featured butterflies and blooms it was pretty easy to figure what stamp set to use.  I picked the Butterfly Wishes stamp set which features deep etched images so you can get superior stamped images each time.  Once the stamp set was picked it was just a matter of figuring out the colors.  I picked Soft Sea Foam for my main color.  And, then Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, and Granny Apple Green for supporting colors.  I also threw in a little delicata copper ink to the card front and to the sentiment.  
    Once I stamped the sentiment on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock I added copper embossing powder and heat seat it.  I used my Rectangle  Stitched Dies to cut out some of the cardstock.  Once I put everything together with just a little adhesive.  

    Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you will take time and play along, with us this week.  
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    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak: Birds of a Feather - Pirate Duckie Trick or Treat Card

    Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a little sneak peek at some of the products in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  I am using one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday/Fall Winter Catalog in today's project.  If you read the title you know that it's Birds of A Feather.  This is a great all around stamp set, it has images and sentiments for four different holidays.  With this one stamp set you can cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day; which is a super thing.  This is just one of the stamps sets in the Holiday Catalog that does this very same thing.  I also used one of the new embossing folders as well as the new Delicata Metallic Inks on my card today.  Here's a look at my card.

    I am sharing a look at both cards that I created.  The one on the left is the one that I created for the video tutorial; the one on the right was my original design.  After creating the original card I decided that the card needed one additional layer instead of the embossing and distressing the front of the card base.  I also changed up the colors slightly to show you two different variations.

    Original Concept:  

    As I mentioned above this was my original design for today's card but I decided it needed an additional layer.  One because here in the South it was so humid yesterday that after all the embossing and distressing with the ink the card base started to buckle and sway.  So the additional layer added more stability to the card.  Here's a closer look at the original card.  
    You can see in this picture after all I put the card base through it started to bend in places.  This was after creating the card and then taking it outside to sit it up and look at.  I always do this when I am designing and creating a new project.  I will take it and go to my front porch sit it up and sit in the swing a little bit away from the design.  And, then I study it.  I see what works, what's not working, and this also allows me to get a fresh perspective on the project.  Because once I sit the card down I turn around and walk to the swing; when I turn back around and sit down my eyes have changed focus and my mind has had a little break from the project.  I learned this in college in many of my studio classes; so it's carried over in my card making as well.  And, let me just tell you it's paid off.  Because with that little break you can see things totally different.  I can find design issues much quicker by doing this.  So as I was sitting there studying the card I noticed the humidity was starting to effect the distressed card base.  So my solution was to add an additional layer that would contain all the distress work.  

    Complete Version: 

     You can see in the image above that the extra layer fixed the problem with just distressing the card base.  There's no strange bends or anything else. So once that was solved the card went together super quick.  I did distress the layer above by first streaking tuxedo black ink across the cardstock and then I added layers of each of the three new Delicata inks in the same way.   I also added some to the embossing folder before running it through my die cutting/embossing machine.  This direct to paper technique did two things it added more detail when embossing plus added just a little extra of the metallic ink to the card.  You can see how I did that in the video.
    Once all the distress work was done it was time to color the cute little duckie all dressed up in his Pirate outfit.  I used my Stampin' blends to do that, you can find a full list of the colors I used in the shopping list below.  Once I had him all colored It was time to layer everything up.  Since I did a lot of distress work I added everything with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Embossed images need a nice strong glue any way and I prefer the liquid glue over others because it gets down in the debossed areas as well and covers more surface.   I added a few of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes to finish off the card.

    Video Tutorial: 

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    Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have enjoyed this little sneak peek of Birds of A Feather Stamp Set and my super cute little pirate duck card today.  Remember that all the Holiday Catalog products are available starting September 4, 2019 for customers.  But Demonstrators can order now.  If you would like to get your hands on these products early there's still time to take advantage of the  Extra Extra Joining Promotion; and pick out a $155 of new products from either the holiday or annual catalogs for only $99.  I would love to have you as part of my Kinsmon Crafters family.  
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