Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video: Pigment & Dye Ombré Inks and Color Layering Octopus

From Hero Arts Blog

I am a big fan of Hero Arts dye ombré ink pads so when I spotted two new pigment metallic pads from Hero a bunch of stamping ideas rushed through my mind and I was lucky to jot down a few.

Need A Hand Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I love both dye and pigment inks; dye – for how fast they dry and how they overlap and pigment, as silly as it might sound, for how long they take to dry and also, for how they overlap.
Imagine using both types of ink for your stamping, better yet for stamping a Color Layering image and also using not just dye and not just pigment, but ombré dye and ombré pigment for a maximum amount of detail.
Need A Hand Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
My today’s video takes a closer look at both Ombré Vintage Metallic Rust and Ombré Vintage Metallic Steel inks and walks you through the process of stamping a Color Layering Octopus using both.
Watch video below or on Hero Arts Youtube Channel:
Another reason why I love pigment ink is because it is embossable. After I finished my stamping I added Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. This not only trapped the ink (and prevented it from smearing), it also helped the colors pop and created a resist effect which enabled me to blend several colors of Distress ink in the background.
Need A Hand Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
You can spot the clear embossing shine on the photo below. To finish this card I foam mounted my panel onto an orange card base from the Sunshine Mix Folded Cards Set, added a strip of gold glitter paper, heat embossed the funniest “Need a Hand” sentiment and embellished my card with clear drops to imitate air bubbles.
Need A Hand Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
Using both dye and pigment ombré inks is definitely fun and is something I see myself doing a lot more in the future.
Have you mixed these two types of inks before? Comment below!

It's Christmas at Photo Scraps! New Stampendous & Photo Play

Hi Everyone,

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Photo Scraps. We have two new Stampendous Christmas boards filled with House Mouse and all things Christmas

New Stampendous

More New Photo Play including a great Christmas Line

Wacky Wednesday Cards

Lisa Halstead created 3 great cards for you this week. Don't miss out on the card making fun. Available all day Wednesday & Thursday, just $2 each

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Pokemon, MFT, Ranger and New Bible Journaling starts Today

Hi Everyone,

I'll be teaching a New Bible Journaling class Monday from 12-2 or 6-8 PM.  Check out the details below and call the store to sign up for this Free Class.

We got a surprise order from Ranger with their New Archival Inks and Grit Paste and a few of our favorites from MFT are back.

New Archival inks

New Grit Paste

I made a few more Pokemon Papers

Monday July 25th
Bible Journaling with Tracy 12-2 & 6-8 PM

We will be starting a bible study this week with a new book I got.  There will be print outs for everyone so we can all play along.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pre-Order Hero Arts and Save 10%

Hi Everyone, 
 I have another great Pre-Order opportunity for you. Hero Arts has a great New catalog filled with Fall and Christmas goodies. 

 Pre-Order and Save 10%

  Click here for the complete online catalog.