Technique Tuesday #1

Hi everyone!

I am starting something new that I hope you will enjoy ~ Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: COLORING WITH THE WINK OF STELLA BRUSH.

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You may be familiar with coloring with a blender pen or aqua painter ~ that’s when you dip the brush tip into some ink on your ink pad lid or reinker on a palette/clear stamp block and then color your images. You can also do the same with the Stampin’ Up! Wink of Stella Brush as it paints a pretty glimmery color because it mixes the glimmer paint from inside the pen with your ink color. When you first purchase this pen, gently push on the side where it says “push” to get the fluid flowing. This only needs to be done once. You can then use the tip to pick up color from your ink pad or a palette/clear stamp block. Just squeeze the ink pad gently to transfer some ink from the pad onto the inside of the lid or place a few drops of reinker onto a palette or a clear stamp block.

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Hints:

*Be sure that your images are stamped in an archival or permanent ink to avoid smearing the ink while coloring.

*When finished with one color, just gently wipe the tip on scrap paper to clean the color off before proceeding to the next color. Let the cardstock dry thoroughly before handling.

*Make sure to wipe off any left over ink from the inside your ink pad lid if that is the method you use or the next time you squeeze the pad to get more color on the inside of the lid, you will transfer glitter left from the pen onto the top of your ink pad.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

 

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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