Saturday, 29 September 2018

PaperArtsy Re-Inker Topic....

For the past two weeks PaperArtsy have had a topic of Re-Inkers 
and I have really enjoyed the posts and being wonderfully inspired....
My Notebook Cover today has been inspired by the topic....

This is my Notebook cover.....
I so enjoyed mixing the medias and sure did learn lots along the way....

 
Two colours of Re-inkers were used for the background......
I put a couple of drops onto the mat and swept the card through until I was happy.

I next used the Re-inkers to stamp with, around the edges of the inked card.
The cute mini text has been stamped in plum archival.
The main stamping was stamped and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
The Re-inkers were then mixed with white and translucent embossing pastes for two different effects.
I loved how one was matt and textural and the other one shiny and translucent.
I used all four of them through a stencil.

I tried lots of different techniques this past week with the Re-inkers......
I was intrigued how different the two examples on the left look using exactly the same ink colours 
but on different card stock, one matt and one gloss.......
I also tried the Re-inkers and shaving foam, which was a lot of fun........
I also tried the technique through a stencil and got some fabulous and unique effects.
Using a Pigment Re-inker and a roller I spread the ink onto an acrylic block 
and rolled it over an embossing folder.
The top left is just laying a card over the ink, on the embossing folder and rubbing it.
The top right is popping the card into the inked embossing folder and embossing it.
The bottom two are the same but using the other side of the folder.

 I coloured the ribbon with the left over ink on my acrylic block.
I also used the Re-inkers to colour directly with, to hi-light a little on the flower heads and leaves.
Finishing off with stamping the word sentiments, some white splats and white doodling.
Most of the time my Re-inkers just live in my cupboard, unused, 
as I don' think to use them for anything else.......

I had so much fun, learnt lots and got messy this week and loved it.....
I loved exploring new ways to using the Re-inkers.
I would love to enter teh following challenges....
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything but a card














27 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac,your note book cover is stunning. I'm like you I always forget my reinkers. BTW, I love that stamp set you used :), I'm a huge fan of paper artsty stamps.

Cathy said...

Wow Mac!! Your journal cover looks fantastic, as do your other pieces. I'll have to check these links out as it looks like lots of fun techniques. Love the colours on your cover too, Cathy x

aussie aNNie said...

Right up my path Mac, so LOVE this. The colours are actually my favourite [minus pink] and I love this effect. I have some of their stamps and gosh, you have inspired me so much again. Keep on doing those mixed media.xxx

Patti said...

This is so pretty! I love each detail you added Mac! I have a ton of re-inkers that I never use!! You have inspired me to get inky!! : )

Coloring the ribbon was brilliant too by the way! A+++ friend!

Patti

Loll said...

Your front cover of your journal is AMAZING, Mac!! LOVE the colours you've used and the techniques. So very cool!! I have not followed Paper Artsy, but now I'm thinking I should do that and learn more about mixed media. Thanks for all your inspiration ... I love that you try all these new things and share your results! xx

Cath Wilson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've shared your process and enjoyed seeing your other experiments. It's a while since I've played with reinkers and although I get the Paperartsy updates, I hadn't even considered playing with them until I saw this post. Thank you for the inspiration. Your work is wonderful!

Cath x

butterfly said...

Wow - you really have been having fun with the Re-inkers... and with some fabulous results. I really like the roller/embossing folder backgrounds, and of course your notebook cover looks amazing. I love the white stamping over the colourful background, and the texture pastes, both clear and matte. Really cool post - thanks for sharing all your experiments.
Alison x

Viv's Visuals said...

What an awesome book cover Mac. Fabulous work. x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! your journal is GORGEOUS, this would terrify me, just looking at it all. Such a perfect result Mac.
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

What amazing work Mac, it's a wonderful bookcover. I love the colours and the textures and the stamps you've used are brilliant, you are so artistic,love everything about this, Kate x

Brenda said...

Wow! Looks like you have been having all kinds of inky fun with mixed media Mac! I love your pages you did, but it is the cover of you notebook that blows me away! So pretty!!! So artsy!!!! So cool!!!!! Hugs, Brenda

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Mac! Love the colors you used & the images! All your playing ended up with such neat results!

Trina P. said...

Very artsy indeed. Your journal cover looks incredible. Way to put your reinkers to great use! x

Bonnie said...

I LOVE your art journal cover, Mac! It reminds me that I bought a journal and haven't done a think with it! I'll have to check out the blog because I have lots of re-inkers. Love all the techniques you have done here! And the colors and stamps you've used are fabulous!

Wanda Hentges said...

You really had fun!!!! All your play looks fab and I love the book cover!!!!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, fantastic notebook cover, Mac! I love the colors and all the different textures. You even matched the color of the ribbon!
Thanks so much for sharing your fun explorations with photos! I love trying new ways and you totally inspired me to follow Paper Artsy!
Hideko xx

Liz said...

Your notebook cover is fabulous! I love the colours. Looks like you had lots of fun getting inky. xx

Maxine D said...

Love the journal cover - those colours go so well together Mac, and the other projects sound like a lot of fun too - looking forwards to see them used on cards.
Blessings
Maxine

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Your sure had tons of mixed media fun for sure!! :) I just LOVE your journal and especially the colors that you've used on your design! There are so many fun elements to look at on it! I love the results you've gotten from so many different styles of techniques that you've tried. I really love that shaving cream so much...I made many of them and got carried away! LOL! Can't wait to see what you do with your technique fun results!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfection…

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I am also guilty of leaving the reinkers in the closet, unused unless I need them.. You did some lovely things with yours. I do like the brayering and embossing with the pigment ink.

Ros Crawford said...

Well someone had fun! What super techniques and I just adore the results of your creativity... That's one fine looking notebook!

Jo Manna said...

This is totally artsy and full of life. Quite an incredible notebook, will not go unnoticed. Would love to be at your side in your craft room dear friend ...going crazy would be fun ;-)
xxx

BożenA said...

A beautiful artistic notepad card. It's an amazing combination of colors and shapes. Your cards from the stock are also amazing. I am very curious how you use them ...? You will surprise us :-)
BożenA xoxo

Anita in France said...

What a fun post, Mac ... your enjoyment of 'getting messy' shines through every word and photo! Your journal cover is brilliant ... so much wonderful detail and texture ... and so deliciously fresh and artsy! Hugs, Anita :)

Linby said...

You look like you've been having fun - which is great. Your journal cover is fab and I love the mix of details and the colours.

Ina G said...

Looooooooooove your Art Journal Cover M. Amazing and colourful. Just watched the video and how simple it was with spectacular results. A must try technique for sure. Love your colour choice (it has purple) Thanks for showing us and linking the video too.