IZINK Pigment inks are new to the American market. They are pigment inks that behave much like acrylic craft paints, and are quite versatile. So much so that I am still learning about them. This is one of my first projects with them and I am so impressed by the ease of use and clean up. Follow along for a quickie text version of the tutorial video. You can find the video here on the blog or on YouTube. If you are like me, and “need” these in you life, you’ll find the direct links to them in the supply list below. Happy Crafting!
In these last weeks of summer it is still hot in California. As soon as the weather cools I will be longing for the ease of summer once again. Inspired by impending autumn, I wanted to create some sort of abstract sunset card. The IZINK pigment inks were a perfect match for my need. By simply dropping inks sequentially on watercolor card stock the sunset seemed to appear before my eyes. I blended the inks together using a smooth tipped palette knife.
Once I had fiddled and played long enough to be satisfied, I pressed watercolor paper into the ink. As I pulled the paper away, I was somewhat disappointed thinking the draw of ink across the paper would ruin my potential sunset. Alas, the surprise was two-fold. Not only did it create an awesome secondary dipped card, but the first was remedied by the ever-ready paper towel. I simply smoothed a paper towel over the first card and the sunset appeared below the excess ink. The paper towel also left a texture imprint that enhanced the finish of the card.
Lastly, both cards were turned into trendy shaker cards. With dies, clear plastic and trusty foam tape, this task was simple. With a little sequins, vellum, and stamping, these cards are sure to bring a smile to any recipients face. Supplies are listed below, as well as with the video on YouTube. Thank you for taking a few minutes for yourself in Creative Bliss and I hope to see you again soon! You can find more IZINK love at the creative sandyallnock.com site.