Welcome back. Next in the Ink Colour Blends mini series featuring Catherine Pooler inks is the Carnival collection. Although somehow I missed out Suede Shoes…
The Party Collection by Catherine Pooler has four collections of ink pads. Foundation (set of 4 colours), Life Of The Party, Spring Fling and Carnival (set of 8 colours). Each collection of ink colours are available individually as full-size ink pads and refills, and as mini collections of 8 mini ink pads (4 mini ink pads for Foundation).
I will continue this mini series on ink blending with CP inks for each collection of colours. When I have all these swatches with each collection individually, I will then have a good visual to see which colours from other collections will blend well together.
Three Colour Blends
Next in the Party Collection is Carnival ink colours. I lay out the inks on my desk in rainbow order (apart from Suede Shoes – which was hiding) and picked three that were next to each other to blend together. The card I use is Bristol Vellum trimmed to 4.5” x 2” and I use the Life-Changing Blending Brushes for the blending. One brush for each colour.
Yellow – Red Blends
Limoncello, Mardi Gras, All That Jazz
Limoncello, Coral Cabana, Samba
Be Mine, Coral Cabana, Samba
Blue – Yellow Blends
Grape Crush, Be Mine, Samba
Be Mine, Grape Crush, All That Jazz
Mardi Gras, All That Jazz, Grape Crush
Two Colour Blends
I tried some two colour blends just using the primary colours – Limoncello, Samba and All That Jazz
The Samba and All That Jazz did not blend well – it’s a very dark and muddy purple. The colour is quite similar to the Rocking Red and Fiesta Blue. I tested Be Mine and All That Jazz to see if these colours made a prettier purple. The Suede Shoes ink pad was hiding from me, so I try this two colour blend again to see what type of purple I get.
Now that I have ink blend swatches for all the Party collection of inks I will give all my brushes a clean with the Blending Brush Scrubber. Brutus Monroe recommends spraying Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner onto your brushes then cleaning your brush on the scrubber. We stock the original Squeaky Clean – which contains lavender oil, but it is currently out of stock. You can join the waitlist and will be emailed as soon as we re-stock the Original Squeaky Clean. (Leave a comment if you would like another ‘scent’ of Brutus Monroe stamp cleaner).
I took my brushes and the scrubber to the kitchen sink. I held the scrubber in one hand, wet the scrubber with water then took the brush to the scrubber. Working in a circular motion – the same as when I ink blend. You can see the colour running off the scrubber into the sink. I left the brushes to dry overnight, and the next day they were clean and dry. Ready for some more ink blending with the Spa collection of inks.
Leave a comment if you would like these ink blend swatches all together as an A4 printable. I’ll have another post in this mini-series soon featuring more Catherine Pooler Designs ink colour blends.