Scrapbooking with Pigment Ink

by | April 20th, 2016 | 5

Welcome to Day 2 of our kick off leading up to National Scrapbook Day 2016! We’re really excited to be partnering with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to bring you inspiring scrapbooking posts every day over the next few weeks. Today, we’re very pleased to share a scrapbook page by Dana Tatar, long time contributor to the Clearsnap blog…


Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a scrapbook layout that I created for my vacation album. I used some bright and fun NEW colors of ColorBox® Pigment Ink, along with some of my favorites, with an Art Screen to add a vibrant floral accent strip to the center of my page.


Pigment ink has a generous drying time which makes it perfect for creating blended and embossed pieces. This vivid stenciled design comes together in a few quick steps.


Step One: Place the Trellis Art Screen on top of a piece of white cardstock. Tip: Use washi tape to secure the cardstock and Art Screen to your work surface. Use a ColorBox® Stylus and assorted Stylus Tips and Art Daubers to apply ink over the Art Screen. Heat set the ink.


Step Two: Add dimension to the stenciled design with embossing powder. Line up the Trellis Art Screen over the stenciled design. Apply pigment ink onto a Mini Molding Mat and carefully press the mat over the Art Screen. Sprinkle ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder over the wet ink and heat set. Note: The flexibility of the Molding Mat makes it perfect to add pattern over an uneven surface. A variety of blending tools and 2 Mini Molding Mats come in the ColorBox® Blending Kit for an excellent value!


Step Three: Highlight the flower centers with Smooch® Pearlized Accent Ink.


I used the Teresa Collins Wood Mount Continents Stamp to create a map embellishment for my layout. Here’s how:

Apply ColorBox® Thunder Pigment Ink to the Continents stamp. Press the design onto a piece of 3×3-inch white cardstock. Add ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped image, tap off the excess powder, and heat set. Frame the stamped image with cardstock and add a rhinestone to mark a specific location on the map.

I’m thrilled with how this layout turned out. The archival properties of ColorBox® Pigment Ink ensures that my stenciled and stamped designs won’t fade. I hope I have inspired you to create your own accents for your next scrapbook layout! For more ideas and designer tips, follow Clearsnap on Facebook and join the I Heart Clearsnap Facebook Page.

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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.

5 Responses to Scrapbooking with Pigment Ink

  1. Julie Tucker says:

    Ohhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! I am LOVING that design you created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the ColorBox colors.
    I have several of them in my stash.
    they are so easy to use.
    Love your project. It reflects tropical.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Now that’s my kind of layout… in the sun! I cold use some of that right now!! :)

  4. Tracy Moloney says:

    FABULOUS layout Dana!!!
    LOVE your inky panel!!!

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