So many inks...so little time. How many of you have bins of different color inks and types that have been used for 'specific' projects...pigment inks, dye based, chalk inks, shimmering types and the list goes on. It's easy to get stuck using just one ink, and then coloring your image. Why not repeat the same image but with different color inks?
We were watching DVD's from the Planet Earth collection and were stunned at how many different 'green's there are in the jungle. This Vines and Leaves stamp by Gretchen Ehrsam for Rubber Moon is perfect for experimenting and seeing if it's possible to illustrate that same concept!
Since this was a total experiment we gathered a few different green tone inks, making sure they represented color tones from very light to medium. These are all from Tsukineko; two are dye based Memento inks in Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy. The lighter two are VersaMagic chalk inks in Sage and Aspen Mist. For no particular reason the darkest color was stamped first; the Memento Cottage Ivy. To add richness and tone to the finished piece we chose to stamp on a dark cream Twinchie Square vs. a white one.
note: look for packages of the Twinchie Square Assortment pack - it contains 18 squares; 2 and 3 of each of the seven colors and is a great way to try all the colors.
The next color stamped was the Bamboo Leaves. The stamp was cleaned between each color, but we did not wait until the previous color was completely dry to see if this added to the layering and the transparent quality that occured with some of the colors. Then the chalk inks; the Sage and finally the Aspen Mist.
The last step was to add the Dragonfly, also by Gretchen Ehrsam for Rubber Moon. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and as you can see also had a bit of transparency when stamped on top of the chalk inks.
note: the card is from the Inchie Notes fall color collection