Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Using New Mini Pigment Ink Pads

I got the chance to play around with the new CTMH mini pigment ink pads this week. I feel that I have just touched the tip of the iceberg with what these little babies can do. I used both the dye and pigment based pads to create some cards so I could compare the two.  The colors I used: Smokey Plum and Olive. The 4 x 4 card is a base of Desert Sand, using the Avonlea bulk paper and bamboo pennants. All stamping with pigment inks was done on white daisy, as recommended for best color intensity. I used the dye based s. plum to stamp the background script on the white daisy using the second generation technique. I then stamped another dye based s. plum medallion over the script. I stamped the same medallion with the pigment ink, cut it out and popped it up with foam tape over the first image. I did the the same script on the text piece but used olive pigment for the text. I shaded all pieces in smokey plum. The card is not quite done in this photo- it looked a bit plain so I added pearl opaques and am trying to decide if I should use some liquid glass over the top medallion- I am leaning that way. I wanted to use clear embossing powder on the pigment ink but it dried too quickly on this piece for some reason. I will post a final photo when I decide.
Card Design by De Bahr; using new CTMH pigment ink

Supplies used:
Smokey Plum & Olive Pigment ink pads and dye based ink Exclusive ink pads
Desert Sand card stock
Bamboo card stock
White Daisy card stock
Avonlea Bulk Paper
Stamp Set: Avonlea Card Workshop stamp set

What I discovered while playing with the new inks:
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new stamp scrubber- who knew? I must have another.
  • I like the smaller pad- easy to mask images by ink placement.
  • My images dried faster than anticipated so I would recommend having that embossing powder and heat gun at the ready to use immediately.
  • The colors of the pigment ink ARE the same just richer and they do cover text you stamp over, where the dye based does not.
  • You need to stamp with a lighter touch and not press too hard or your stamp will slide with the pigments and blur your image.
  • The black pigment is great for stamping images to be colored in with alcohol markers- no bleeding as long as your make sure the black is DRY.
General impression of the new Pigment inks: GREAT product and I like the fact they are more sun resistant so you can use them for your home decor projects with fading! I am in love with new inks!

I would LOVE to see what you all have created using the new inks and hear your comments on your experiences with them; the good, the bad and the ugly. Email me your artwork and I will post some of it showing how you used the new inks on the board.

Have a wonderful week.

  

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