Sunday, August 10, 2008

BLOG CANDY plus SFYTT ala pearl mist re-visited - reinker tutorial #1 AND BLOG CANDY

hi all! i decided to talk a bit about reinkers this week in our tutorials. i think reinkers can often be an under-loved supply. of course, they can be used to add more ink to a pad that is running out but there are other ways you can use them too. my sample card today is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try:














and here is the card (minus a sentiment):

This card has a number of different pearl mists made using perfect pearls, water and reinker in a mini mister. The main image is from Inkadinkado and i inked it up using the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor pad. The circle design is cut from the storybook cartridge on my cricut. all pieces are matted with brushed gold paper from SU.

most folks love the shimmery sprays and so do i but i could not afford the glimmer mists. then i came across this little recipe on T!m Holtz's blog and i have been spraying everything since! It is so inexpensive since the "ingredients" have other uses too.















So gather supplies: for each color you want to make you need perfect pearls, reinker, a mini mister, a little "scoop" and white cardstock.






Fill the mini mister 3/4 up with water. add 10 drops or so of reinker - it does not need to be distress re-inker. Add a pea-sized scoop of perfect pearls. shake really really well.







I always spritz on scratch paper the first few times to get the colored mist flowing. i made four different colors to show here but it is very difficult to truly see the differences. in one i had just gold perfect pearls and water - no reinker. one had eggplant reinker and forever green perfect pearls. one had currant reinker and bronze perfect pearls. the last one was cranberry reinker and pearl perfect pearls.



On my first piece of cardstock i used the eggplant spray - i got a deep purple color with green shimmer in the light. and the currant spray which was a deep red color with a bronze shimmer. the colors blend together well.






when you first spray the paper it will curl up but don't worry. it straightens up on it's own. if you want deeper color or more shimmer you can do a second coat.






I sprayed the stamped image with the gold spray - no reinker. this leaves shimmer only (gold in this case) and no color.









i also sprayed the gold spray on the green card base as well so i am left with a card that is still green but with a golden shimmer.








Here is another piece i sprayedwith all three colored sprays. For the final card i had one piece sprayed with cranberry and pearl PP - this piece i cut and put through the cuttlebug in one of the new embossing border folders. the other two colored piece i cut in the cricut. the pierced holes were done using my T!m Holtz design ruler.



while i was spraying.....we were talking on Scrapping Friends about spraying white flowers to match your project and making them all shimmery. so i dug out some white primas:








and one red one :)









and i sprayed away with my leftover shimmer sprays. i did one in each color, one with the gold only and the red one with gold only too.







and here they are! once again the camera doesn't begin to do them justice. but the reinker really gives vibrant good coverage. stay tuned tomorrow to see what i have used these on - I have a new product i am releasing tomorrow....do your skittles want to play dress-up????




AND NOW SOME IMPORTANT stuff - goodies!!!!!! for my first giveaway i have a pack of the gorgeous velvet paper i have been raving about!


to enter leave me a comment - it can be on anything you want me to know :)












42 comments:

  1. Marti, that's another great tutorial! I'm so happy you are sharing your store, your talent, and your sneak peeks with us!

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  2. I just love coming to your blog and checking out a new creation! I can't wait for the day when i get to stay home and maybe learn some of this new stuff!!!

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  3. Great tutorial and great blog candy! Have a great day!

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  4. Marti,

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I love what you did and I'm going to have to try it. I don't have re-inker, but I can start without that. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Laurinda (Cricut MB)

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  5. Ooo.. great tutorial!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Woot!

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  6. this is awesome. i may have to try this technique in the near futures. your tutorials are always great.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this super cool card...I love this and am going to have to try this. Thanks for offering the blog candy. Be sure to stop by my blog for a visit.

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  8. Marti, I have to tell you, my I 'want/need' list has gotten a LOT longer since I became a regular on your blog. lol! I love your lessons! I am in love with Copic markers now... saving my pennies, as they aren't cheap and something tells me 1 couldn't possibly be enough! Todays lesson is great on how to make our own Pearl Mist... so I NEED (hehehe) the supplies to try that. I haven't used the perfect pearls yet, but I sure do love how they make things look! Coloring the Primas is awesome too! lol! I am working on saving all the photos from your UTEE lessons and will have them posted in Scrapping Friends classroom by the end of the week! Thank you again for that!!

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  9. (sorry din't mean to post as bumsteer)
    ~ Nancy

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  10. sorry... trying again

    Nancy

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  11. jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com)August 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    thanks for the how-to! such a pretty card!

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  12. This is too cute!!! You are such a talented person. I come here all the time for inspiration. I love the way you show us different techniques! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Absolutely beautiul card... It looks AMAZING! TFS the tutorial. I love looking at all of your great creations!!

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  14. I really enjoy your blog and all the great tips and tricks you provide.

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  15. Thanks, Marti, for a great tut! I have never done this before but think I can now with your instructions. :) I too love your creativity! TFS!

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  16. Beautiful card, thanks for the lesson! I would love to try this in the future, love the glimmer.

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  17. Hi Marti! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and your store for quite a while now, however, this is my first post. I am amazed with the neat things you create! Keep on keeping me inspired!! :)

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  18. Finally I can use the misters I have and create some great papers. Thanks for the great tutorial and I would love to win your blog candy.

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  19. Nice tutorial, thanks for sharing it with us. I have all the supplies you used but I haven't done what you've done with them. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  20. Great tutorial. I love Tim Holtz's products and saw his tutorial on his website, but I like that you used it for more...the flowers look so wonderful! (Cameras never do our projects justice!) I check your blog often, and though I don't usually comment, I do enjoy what I see. Keep it up!

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  21. Thank you so much for your great tutorials! I love how well you explain everything! Keep up the great work!!

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  22. Ooh...neat tutorial on making it yourself! I've just always bought and then thought...dang, I wish I had this (other) color! hehe

    off to experiment!

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  23. Beautiful card. I never know what to do with those multi-colored inkpads. Now I do! Thank you! :)

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  24. I wondered how you do the misting...love the tutorial!!

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  25. That paper looks yummy enough to eat, wowy!!!

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  26. WOW -- what a beautiful card -- Love all the details!

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  27. Awesome tutorial! I've never thought to color my primas, thanks for the inpsiration.
    Great blog candy too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  28. Great tutorial Marti!! You have such great ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

    Nicole

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  29. great tutorial, love the recipe for mist, thanks for sharing.
    jennie
    jcscraphappy

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  30. Wow! I love that look. Thank you for taking the time to post the information.

    God Bless,
    ~dee

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  31. Love the tutorial. I haven't used velvet paper. How interesting!

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  32. Beautiful card!!! I love the colors and designs, looks so fancy :) LisaMH

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  33. Aren't these shimmer sprays great! Now I need more misters! ;D Your card is so lovely! I enjoy seeing what you create!

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  34. Great idea for using inks in another way. Thanks for sharing.

    Swedie

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  35. I love your tutorial and your card. Thanks for sharing. Would love that paper!

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  36. Cool!
    Velvet paper??? Sounds heavenly!

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  37. Marti,

    I love your BLOG!!! I come here to always look at the new and creative thing you; you are not afraid to try new things and show the rest of us. I also love the STUDIO G Stamps i collect with your help; so PLEASE keep it up!

    -Carol

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  38. Wow velvet paper....that sounds intriguing! Count me in!

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  39. WOW!!! Those flowers turned out absolutely beautiful!!
    Thanks so much for the great tutorial.


    -Maria

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  40. I'm new to your blog but I love it. Such great ideas!

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  41. I'm probably too late for the giveaway, but I wanted to say that the shimmery Primas are beautiful. I haven't tried spraying the flowers yet.

    I also love velvet paper! I haven't tried the SEI brand, so I'll look forward to that.

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  42. Thanks for this tutorial! I'm not sure I understand it completely, since English's not my mother language, but trying it will make everything clear. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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