Hey Crafty People!
It’s Tasha, and I’m back with another video tutorial sharing five ways to use Catherine Pooler Designs inks! 😁
Five Ways With Catherine Pooler Inks
Technique 1: Stamping
Let’s start out with the absolute basics; these inks stamp fabulously!!! 😍
Technique 2: Heat Embossing
Did you know that you can totally heat emboss using CP inks?!! 😎
I created a background by swiping some of my mini ink pads over an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb, then I added embossing glitter over and heat set.
After stamping the Butterflies, I added clear gloss powder over them and then I added orange Copic which really made the images POP! 😍
- Something Borrowed
- Suede Shoes
- Juniper Mist
- Queen For A Day
- Cummerbund Embossing Glitter
- Halo Embossing Glitter
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Just Soar stamp set
- Just Plain Fabulous stamp set
- Vegas, Baby Sequin Mix
- Oslo Sequin Mix
- Foam Tape
- Neenah 80lb
- Copic YR16, YR68
Technique 3: Ink Blending
You can get hugely different levels of colour just by changing the tool and the amount of pressure you use.
I lightly ink blended an ombre of three inks, before going over it through a stencil with the same colours!
Look at the fun tone-on-tone design which fully shows off the colour differences that you can get with the same ink!
- Catching Rays
- Do Si Do
- Pucker Up
- Square Dance stencil
- Big Happy Sentiments stamp set
- Stick n Stamp mat
- Fragrance Free Cleaner
- Domed Foam Applicator
- Neenah 80lb
Technique 4: Colouring Cardstock
These inks are so juicy, and the ink pad is spongy which makes them perfect to go direct to paper to get the perfect custom coloured cardstock!
I die cut the purple word shadow from some, then I also coloured a full background panel to go behind the white cover plate!
For the ‘super’ word die, I stacked 3 white die cuts and then pressed it directly into the ink pad itself.
Technique 5: Watercolour/Smooshing
These inks are also fabulous for water techniques and this one is the easiest thing ever!!!
I just pressed a couple of ink pads onto an acrylic block, then spritzed it with some water, before pressing it down onto some watercolour cardstock!
Once dry, I splashed a few drop of water onto it, then soaked them up after a few seconds which gives some fun texture!
I did have a little accident and managed to to get ink where I didn’t want it so I decided to cut the watercolour piece out and add it behind a die cut sentiment. (I embossed the die cut sentiment in Gold embossing powder 2-3 times for full coverage.)
The background is a tone-on-tone design using a white, die cut cover plank over a white panel. Then I added more circles; some patterned paper and others that I die cut from the Cosmos Coverplate Die cut.
- Deck The Halls
- This Way Up Coverplate
- Cosmic Coverplate Die
- Ultra Slow Drying ink
- Gold embossing powder
- Round of Happy dies
- Under The Stars patterned paper
- Vegas, Baby sequins
- Neenah 80lb
- Distress Watercolour Cardstock
I hope that you enjoyed the cards & techniques that I’ve shared and that it will inside you to break out your CP inks and give them a go!
Thank you for spending this time with me, and I’d love it if you could drop a comment telling us which card is your favourite?
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