Painting With White Pigment Ink

by Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone and happy Tuesday! It's Lydia here with you today on the Altenew blog.

Today I'm sharing a card using only two colours- white and kraft. I do love this colour combination as it can work for both male and female cards- it can be very soft or not depending on the look you are going for. I have chosen the soft option for this card…

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To start, I stamped three of the sprig images from the Best Mom stamp set in white pigment ink onto a kraft card base. I then took a clean wet paint brush and ‘coloured' in some of the flowers and buds. As the pigment ink stays wet for quite a while it is easy to move the colour around without using much water. To add in more white shadow/colour, just add some of the white pigment ink to your craft mat and pick it up with your brush and then use as you would to watercolour.

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Once I was happy with the amount of colour on my images I added a few splatters of a white pigment ink spray and then left this to dry.

While this was drying I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of kraft card using an embossing ink and then heat set it using white embossing powder. To make this piece stand out more from the kraft card base I matted the sentiment piece onto a piece of white card.

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When the card base was dry I added some white ink blending around the card base to soften the look of the card.

I then added the sentiment using foam tape trapping some white cotton thread behind it. To finish I added a few white enamel dots to complete the look.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I've inspire you today.

Hugs, Lydia x




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Holly Saveur July 12, 2016 - 9:06 AM

LOVE it!! So gorgeous!

Helen Gullett July 12, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Lydia, this is gorgeous and great technique. Thank you for the tip!

margaret driscoll UK July 12, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Love the Kraft card Lydia, especially with the White ink!
Love Marg

Michele F July 12, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Lydia this couldn’t be more beautiful! LOve the look… very soft and delicate! Do you favor one kraft paper over another?

FeM July 12, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Wow pretty card.

Ann July 12, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Stunning card, it’s a great idea. Hope you don’t mind if I ‘borrow’ it.

conil July 12, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Just love white and kraft together. This card is one of the very best I’ve seen…I’ll be steali…no, no…CASEing it, if you don’t mind.

Pam July 12, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Love these colors. Stunning card!

Susi July 12, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The white on kraft is so classy and fabulous! A beautiful card, Lydia – thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne July 12, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Very pretty, Lydia!!

Jan July 12, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Love this technique. So pretty and easy……Thanks for a pretty card and sharing.

Erna Taylor-Stark July 12, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Such a lovely and calming card. It is very creative and I am a fan of monochromatic cards as well as craft paper. Thank you.

Tracy Welham July 13, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful, white on kraft looks so elegant. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Taunya Butler July 15, 2016 - 9:45 PM

GASP, SWOON, SIGH!!! This card is super lovely and the white on the kraft paper looks so dynamic and that sentiment is so touching!! Awesome card!!


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