At last week’s Stampin’ Up! Regional meeting in Milwaukee, one of the SU! staff demonstrated techniques using metallic ink. I was scribbling as fast as I could (certain companions were heard muttering about the table jiggling) to catch all her tips. This one struck me as genius: combining metallic ink and Classic ink from re-inkers.
- You’ll need an Encore metallic refill (silver or gold — you can see them on page 190) and a refill of Classic ink. Here, I used Bermuda Bay. You’ll also need some non-porous surface to hold drops of ink. I used an empty buttons container, but because the metallic ink is very thick and won’t run, you could use something like a margarine tub lid (my usual “palette”).
- Put drops of each re-inker onto your palette. Here, I used one thick drop of metallic ink and two of Bermuda Bay.
- Use something like a stylus to mix the inks. You’ll be surprised how the color changes!
- Use a Sponge Dauber to apply the ink directly to the rubber.
- Stamp the image on your choice of paper. Don’t recognize this stamp? It’s a sneak peek from the Summer Mini Catalog, which begins on May 1. And of course I finished a card with this image, but you won’t see it until the Stampin’ Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop, April 30-May 2. Come hop with us!