Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts Multiplying Your Ink Stash

by | May 9, 2019 | Backgrounds, Birthday, Blog, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Ink Blending

Hello, creatives! Today, we’re talking about stretching your stash. I know we often have “Full Set Syndrome,” or at least I do. I think I need all the colors, all the things. The truth is, we (or at least I) really don’t. While having everything can be convenient in some ways, other times it is down right overwhelming and can stifle creativity. For this project I have used four ink colors and blended them together to create eight. Guys, it often works with stamping too! Use a Misti – stamp once in yellow and once in pink… yep, orange. Some ink brands are more successful than others, but I’ve had great luck with Hero Arts dye and hybrid inks!

To recreate, white heat emboss Crafting Tools Bold Prints on Dove White cardstock. Be selective! We are only using a narrow strip of the embossed panel so you can choose your favorite segment! Ink blend with your favorite blending tool and Cotton Candy, Lemon Yellow, Tide Pool and Orchid inks. For this project I used blending brushes, but any will do!

Overlap shades to create secondary colors. Pink and yellow create orange, pool and purple a blue, etc… Imagine how much your ink supply just multiplied!

To finish project, white heat emboss Crafty Message on Pitch Black cardstock. Die cut into a circle. Trim blended panel to about 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Adhere 1/4″ Pitch Black strip vertically to back of blended panel leaving half exposed to create accent. Adhere to folded card base.

This is a similar project I made for the Hero Arts blog. You can find the details for it HERE.

Please remember that while the My Monthly Hero kits are gone for good when they sell out, the add-ons, like the two used today, will be restocked should they sellout. Use the retailer notification buttons to let Hero Arts know you would like more and to be notified as soon as stock is replenished!

Oh, and because I don’t want you to miss out, I have a giveaway going over on my Instagram. I am giving away 6 boxes of crafty destash items. If you are interested head on over to nominate a friend HERE. If your comment is chosen, you both win a box! Limited to US residents (unless you are willing to split shipping costs). There are so many giveaways on the blog, I thought it time to even out the playing field! Good luck!

Thank you for joining me today. Have a crafty day and I’ll see you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Crafty Messages
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Crafting Tools Bold Prints
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Circle Infinity Dies
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Cotton Candy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Tide Pool Shadow Ink
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Orchid Bold Ink
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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Hero Hues Pitch Black
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Hero Hues Dove white Top Folded Cards
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Precision Glue
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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