How To: Pigment Ink Whitewash Effect

by | October 5th, 2015 | 2


Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to create a beautiful whitewash effect with the new line of ColorBox® Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins. In the spirit of the upcoming Columbus Day holiday and new discoveries, the Clearsnap team will be trying new techniques this week. If this whitewash effect is not new to you, you’ll be able to see this technique used with some fabulous new colors of ink that just may get you excited about whitewashing again! I don’t always use envelopes when I give cards to friends, so I had an entire stack of kraft envelopes that were in need of a little love. They were the perfect size (A2) for trying a new technique.


I stamped a “Thank You” sentiment using Loft Black Pigment Ink onto the center of the envelope. I then selected a floral stamp set with plenty of white space, inked several of the stamps with Posh White Pigment Ink and stamped them in a random design onto the front of the envelope. Finally, I sprinkled the flowers with ColorBox® White Embossing Powder and heat set.


Next, I applied Posh White Pigment Ink onto a stamping block and spritzed with water. I then used a paintbrush to color the flowers.


I repeated the above process with Passion Pink Pigment Ink. I added this pale pink ink directly over the Posh White Pigment Ink.


I repeated the process again with Feisty Red Pigment Ink, but this time only in select areas to help add some depth to the painted images.


I decided to get a jump on my holiday crafting while I had the supplies out and stamped up two festive envelopes. I used Posh White, Passion Pink, Feisty Red and Glam Green Pigment Ink to color the poinsettias on the “Happy Holidays” envelope. I used Post White, Glitz Gold, Platinum Silver and Gold Shine Pigment Ink to color the snowflakes on the “Sparkle” envelope.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m definitely planning to use this whitewash effect again soon! What would you create with this ink application? We’d love to see your take on this technique, so please share your creations with us on our Facebook Page!

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For more information about the stamp sets I used for this post, please visit my blog for a full supply list.

About Dana Tatar

6Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.

2 Responses to How To: Pigment Ink Whitewash Effect

  1. Carmen O. says:

    Wow! Those envelopes are gorgeous. I love the softness against the kraft. Well done!

  2. Anne Lyons says:

    Very nice! Love the look and the beautiful results. Thank you for sharing.

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