December 17, 2013

Studio Sessions: Memento Luxe Ink, 1 of 4

Studio Sessions

This week Jill and I are are creating with Memento Luxe inks.
Studio Sessions Featuring Memento Luxe
Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink
Additional Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Inspiration on their FACEBOOK PAGE

These pigment inks are currently available in 24 colors and are complementary to the Memento dye ink line.  The ink formulation allows you to use them on paper, fabric, wood and more.  Plus, they are permanent when heat set.

Today I am using the inks on glossy cardstock.

Love Is...
The blending capabilities of the Memento Luxe inks are terrific which makes it easy to create smooth marbled effects on glossy papers.  

To begin, an InkBlusher was used to apply Rose Bud Memento Luxe to a piece of glossy cardstock.  A dabbing and scrunching motion of the applicator yields a marbled effect.  The same process was used to apply Dandelion and Morocco Memento Luxe next.

TIP/HINT:  Depending how much you would like the application of colors to blend, you will want to experiment with adding inks while wet and/or drying between color additions.  You will find that you have many different ways to manipulate your colors.

You will notice there are some hair line crackles in the mottled background.  After the ink dried (I used a heat tool), a dry crumpled paper towel was softly wiped across the color.  This removed an ever-so-slightly bit of ink.

The background verbiage (Love Chapter) was stamped in a two-part process.  First with Lilac Posies Luxe Memento, then over stamped a second time with Jet Black StazOn.  Don't worry if they are not perfectly aligned.  A slight offset gives a wonderful "echo" effect and adds even more depth to the wording.

For the flowers (To You and Round & Round), I first applied the Danube Blue Memento Luxe to a piece of glossy cardstock with an InkBlusher then stamped the flowers with Jet Black StazOn.  In this instance, coloring first helped maintain the rich intensity of the stamped image.  Otherwise, in reverse order, the opaque ink would have muted the black detailing.  A heat tool helped quicken the drying process so the flowers could be handled for trimming without being smudged.

Finishing touches were a tag (Tagged) die cut from glossy cardstock inked with Pear Tart Memento Luxe and a sparkly button.  

Tip/Hint:  To add a little bling to plain buttons, pounce them with VersaMark Watermark ink, sprinkle with sparkle embossing powder and heat set. 

For another infusion of color, don't miss what Jill has created!

Jill's Studio Artwork


Penny Black Creative Dies:  Tagged 51-007
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:
  Memento Lux Inks: Dandelion, Morocco, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Pear Tart, Danube Blue
  Jet Black StazOn
  VersaMark Watermark Ink
  Sparkle Embossing Powder
  Memento Markers: Bahama Blue
 Other: Clear Embossing Stamp Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Blending Stump