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VIDEO: PaperArtsy Infusions Meet Embossing/ Watermark Ink

New video time! This week I wanted to share with you how to use the PaperArtsy Infusions with Versamark.

If you haven’t yet come across them, PaperArtsy Infusions are a water-soluble powdered pigment mixed with walnut crystals. Sprinkle them on a surface and add water, or a medium, and they develop into intense colour, then a few seconds later the walnut crystals also dissolve to give a different texture to the colour. There are lots of different ways to use them and you can get lots of interesting and different effects with them. So how about using them with embossing inks?

Kim Dellow Using VersaMark ink with PaperArtsy Infusions

If you are a seasoned stamper then you will have used embossing inks before, they are slow drying, clear inks and tend to be tacky to the touch so that they can hold embossing powder. You might also find them referred to as watermark or resist inks too. Various different companies have their own version of this ink and the one I am using it VersaMark ink but feel free to try out what you already have to hand for this technique.

VIDEO: PaperArtsy Infusions Meet Embossing Ink

In the video I am sharing two ideas for how to use the PaperArtsy Infusions and VersaMark together: stamping and using them with a stencil or mask.

[I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post.]

PaperArtsy Infusions: Royal Blood, Golden Sands:  (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
Tsukineko VersaMark ink pad: (UK) Amazon; (US) Blitsy
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps EKD03: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
The Crafter’s Workshop template – Mini Pebbles Tied – TCW595: (UK) Amazon; (US) Blitsy
Watercolour paper Bockingford CP: (UK) Amazon; Alternatively try Fluid CP: (US) Blitsy
Spray bottle water
Acrylic block

Kim Dellow using stamping with the PaperArtsy Infusions

You can also try this technique with other water-soluble powered pigments. I have tried this technique with the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders and when I find my Brushos I will try them too! They are hiding from me at the moment! *Sigh*

I personally preferred the PaperArtsy Infusions, particularly with the stamping technique, as I think the powder/ particle size might be lightly bigger in the Infusions and so I can get the stamped image to stand out more with the Infusions than with the Ken Oliver Color Burst. But then it is probably down to personal preference and the effect you are trying to achieve, so have a play and let me know what you think!

But one of the great things about using the water-soluble powdered pigments is the fabulous texture that they can give you and I think using them with the embossing ink really does play well to this strength.

Kim Dellow using a stencil with the PaperArtsy Infusions

I am looking forward to seeing all your makes using these techniques so do give me a shout if you use them.

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