Stamps, paper, black ink and markers … all basic supplies in my craft room and the only things I’d ever need! (Or so I thought!)
As a color artist, I was used to stamping an image in black ink and coloring it up with my Copic® markers. Lately though, I have stepped outside my comfort zone and started using colored inks instead of basic black for stamping images.
I’ve always recommended Tsukineko Memento ink for working with Copics, so when Tsukineko announced that 12 new colors had been added to their Memento color line, I knew I was missing out by using only the Tuxedo Black.
When stamping with black ink, the image has a very crisp outline, it’s fairly easy to color, and the edges are well defined.
The effects you can get with colored ink outlines are much softer (depending on the ink color) and can look almost like watercolor. It can be a bit more difficult to color though, depending on the shade of the ink and the colors used to color the image.
Here I’ve stamped my “Monstrosity” image with three of my favorite colors.
Nautical Blue (NEW)
Peanut Brittle (NEW)
And then I’ve colored them in with Copic markers.
You can see that the Nautical Blue ink is quite dark and gives me results more typical of my standard black ink, while the Peanut Brittle ink is much lighter and really gives soft definition to the outlines of the image.
I just love the different looks I can create with all of the various ink colors in the Memento line … and I’m on my way to collecting them ALL! (And I love that I can stamp my sentiments to coordinate with my projects too—added bonus!!!)
Next time you want a bit of a challenge or want to get out of a rut, grab one of the 36 colors from the Memento dye ink line at Tsukineko and get stampy!
Enjoy a Colorful Day!
Supplies used: X-Press It Blending Card, Copic® markers (BG0000/BG01/B24/G40/G82/G46/R21/R24/R29/YR20/Y38/YR68/YR09) and Black .3 Multiliner from Imagination International Inc.; Arctic, Vibrant Blue, Pear Crush, Guacamole, Tangerine Blast and Bumble Bee cardstock from Bazzill Basics; Nautical Blue, Bamboo Leaves and Peanut Brittle Memento ink pads from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; Monstrosity stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs; Big Greetings stamp set from My Favorite Things; Standard Circles die templates from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts.