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Paper craft creations using a variety of papers, dies, embossing folders, inks and embellishments.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Did you know ... Cloud Inks

It's always nice to get alternative uses for products you have in your craft room to help extend the usefulness of the products you have .... which of course will stretch your budget!

I love the Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Inks. They are what I'd call "forgiving". Apply as backgrounds with the "Smoothies" and you get a flawless finish. Here's a couple of examples of cloud inks used over large, background areas ....

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But did you know you can use the same cloud inks to color un stamps? I use the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Brush and get lovely coverage filling in stamps!

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What I like about this watercolor brush is it has a nice amount of soft bristles but still comes to a fine point. I was able to use these inks to get this coverage on this Nellie Stamp. If you use Cloud Inks you'll appreciate the ink is on a foam surface ... I squeeze the plastic tub and this creates a small "well" of ink on the side. I dip my brush and am able to ink up the brush to paint like a pro.

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Until next time!

Jenn

Products used: Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Inks; Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor brush, Nellie's Choice "Lovely Lena" stamp

All of which are available at www.ecstasycrafts.com

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