Handmade Flower with Pigment Ink and Art Screens

by | May 2nd, 2016 | 4


This project is part of our collaboration with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to get you inspired and ready for National Scrapbook Day 2016!

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a layout I created with the NEW ColorBox® Color Pop Mini Pigment Ink by Susan K. Weckesser. This new formula of pigment ink comes in a mini size, but really pops a punch of vibrant color. All of the color on this layout, except the kitten chipboard and the cat photo, is from ColorBox® pigment inks! I transformed plain white cardstock using pigment ink with stamps and a ColorBox® Art Screen and had a lot of fun creating my own patterned papers and embellishments for this page.


I love geometric backgrounds right now and was excited to use this particular stamp because of the open hexagon shapes. They were the perfect vessels to hold splashes of color.

To create a geometric patterned paper:

  1. Apply Mystery ColorBox® Color Pop Mini Pigment Ink to a geometric stamp. Repeatedly stamp the design onto a piece of white cardstock until the majority of the paper is covered.
  2. Use a heat gun to dry the ink.
  3. Trim away any portion of the paper that was not stamped.
  4. Use a ColorBox® Stylus and Tips to carefully color in a small number of the geometric shapes with different colors of Color Pop Mini Pigment Ink.
  5. Use a heat gun to dry the ink.


I received the ColorBox® Botanical Art Screen and immediately knew that I wanted to use it to create my own handmade flowers. I decided to start with plain white cardstock again and use pigment ink to color the paper. This process didn’t add too much additional time to this project and the shimmery results are so worth the extra steps!

To create a handmade botanical flower:

  1. Mist a piece of white cardstock with Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz®. Dry the ink with a heat gun.
  2. Place the Botanical Art Screen over the misted paper and use a pencil to trace around the outer petals on the stencil. Trace two of each size flower onto the paper and then cut out the shapes.
  3. Use a ColorBox® Stylus and Tip to apply yellow pigment ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Use a pencil to trace the stamen from the medium sized flower on the Botanical Art Screen onto the yellow cardstock and then cut out the shape.
  4. Crumple and fold the paper petals to give them dimension. Layer the petals, largest to smallest, adhering the papers together with adhesive foam. Glue the stamen to the center of the flower.


I quickly stamped and embossed some embellishments for my layout. Because I created a custom piece of patterned paper for the base of my page, it was easy to also create some coordinating embellishments using the same ink for a perfect match!

To create glossy stamped embellishments:

  1. Apply ColorBox® Color Pop Mini Pigment Ink to several stamps. Press the inked stamps onto a piece of white cardstock. Tip: Save time by using a large stamp block to ink and stamp several designs at one time.
  2. Apply ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder over the wet images, gently shake off the excess embossing powder, and apply heat to set.
  3. Cut away the excess cardstock from the stamped images.


I hope I have inspired you to create your own patterned papers and embellishments!

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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.

4 Responses to Handmade Flower with Pigment Ink and Art Screens

  1. Julie Tucker says:

    This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sandi B says:

    loved the tutuorial on making the flowers.

  3. Jean marmo says:

    So pretty

  4. Tracy Moloney says:

    CUTE kitty and FABULOUS layout Dana!!!
    LOVE your hexagon background and POP of colour, LOVE your layered “carrot” flower too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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