Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some White Pigment Ink Craftiness

Sometimes, I  look at the 20 or so containers of dry embossing powder, and wonder, did I really need all the colors? In my on-going, yet almost done, craft purge, I just haven't been able to toss even one of them. But when I do, I am going to keep white for sure, followed by black, of course, a little red & green for Christmas, and then silver & gold for so many things, and copper...it's so elegant, then I must keep pink & blue for babies, and that brown...after all it was tough to find. Ah well, you get the idea.

So here, I did indeed use white. Now that color is a story in itself. One must have the right powder. Don't confuse it with transparent, which shows up white in the jar. Then there is the hunt just the right white pigment ink. My search ended with SU's craft white. The secret to using it is to re-ink the pad often, as in every 3rd use or so (if it has been stored for a while).

I wanted a simply masculine-style birthday card, so I used SU's night of navy as a base and stamped and embossed. My mojo is up & running, and when that happens, I don't make note of what stamps I'm using. I'm also making a supreme effort to keep a tidy new craft room, as it is the first one seen upon entering the house from the garage. One does that often in Arizona. I will answer any requests though.


1 comment:

Sandra H said...

Erica, This is lovely x