Valentine’s Day Layout: Pigment Ink Two Ways

by | February 10th, 2016 | 1


Hi Clearsnap fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to use ColorBox® Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins two different ways to create a Valentine’s Day layout that your sweetheart is sure to love. I first used pigment ink with water to create a soft pink background for my layout. Then, I stamped some pigment ink hearts and sealed them with a layer of clear embossing powder. I added more shimmer to this piece with a sprinkle of Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar.


Step One: Press pigment ink onto a stamp block or other non-absorbent surface. Use a wet paintbrush to transfer the ink, in a random pattern, from the block to the paper. Note: I used a thin piece of white-lined cardboard for this project that I primed with gesso. The gesso acts as a barrier between the cardboard and the pigment ink, ensuring that the ink stays on the surface to maximize blending.


Step Two: Mist the page with water to blend the ink. Dry with a heat gun to set the color.


Step Three: Use the Heart Wood Block Stamp with Posh White and Fiesty Red Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins to stamp hearts onto the page. Cover the hearts with a layer of ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step Four: Apply a thin layer of glue to the page. Sprinkle Mixed Berries Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar onto the glue and let dry. Note: The broad tip applicator on the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue made quick work of applying glue to the entire page. This strong permanent glue goes on clear and dries clear.


Step Five: To finish, attach a photo and additional embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Clearsnap blog for great Valentine’s Day craft ideas!

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Tombow Supplies: Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

About Dana Tatar

6Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Ohio with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 12 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 and basset hound.

One Response to Valentine’s Day Layout: Pigment Ink Two Ways

  1. Julie Tucker says:

    Ohhhhhh this is gorgeous!!!! LOVING the hearts!!!!!!

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