Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Inkadinks Tutorial and Colour charts

Hi Girls to day i have some thing very different and exciting for you xxx
this is for all the fabulous blog friends that have e-mailed me and left comments about the fabulous Inkadinks that i use they are specially designed and made by the fabulously talented Sue at Imagination crafts
this is a BASIC tutorial with plenty of tips and hits and ways to mix them ,
there is no right or wronge way to use these fabulous products ,
just because they are called a water based inks please do not be afraid of these products
if you can use water and hold a paint blush then you can use the inkadinks xxxx
here below are the colour charts for the collections so you can see what they are
i have to add mit at 9.99 per kit you so need them all as the colour combos you can make are endless

Ok now this is the way i use them i use no fancy items as the inkadinks do all the magic them self's
you will need
1)a white dinner plate as this shows the colours off best plus then the inks don't run off like on a mat or tile
2)a water blush (but i don't put water in mine )
4)pot for water
5) and kitchen roll
when i make a card i choose my papers first then i mix my inkadinks so to get a perfect match with my papers (i am a match freak lolxxx)
but you don't have to do this you can just use them straight out of the bottle
below you will see the colours i am going to use and how i mix them to get different shades and colours

Now i know you will be looking at the inkadinks on the plate and thinking some of them wont match the paper i want to use lolxxx
but have faith girls a little mix together and the magic appears
in the next photo you can see the colours i have made and you have to add mit they match the paper beautifully
next to each shade i have written what i have used so this is easily achieved by adding more or less of one colour

And here's the proof on the plate ,
mixing them on the plate is so easy so you can see what your colour needs
plus the inks dry on the plate so there is no waste and if you mark the shades on the plate like i do you never for get what colours made the right shade for next time

now on to using the inkadinks ,
for all the girls that are scared they don't have a steady hand or going over the lines
the best tip i can give you is to stamp your image in black ink then heat emboss it in clear so this makes a raised edge to your image and makes it so your inks and water wont run or smudge
i use a water blush to apply my inkadinks but i do not put water in it as i can not control it enough but every ones different so have a play with it first

When i first paint the image i always apply my inks first where i think there would be shade on my image ,
so decide which way you want the light to catch it

next i add just water and blend in the colour from the lines so this gives a softer and lighter colour just keep blending until you are happy

Then go back to your original colour with a slightly damp brush (dabbed on kitchen roll) pick up the colour and go over the original areas where you first started so to add a deeper shade and the next layer of colour ;
now don't panic if you do pop to much on to the image just dip your brush in the water and apply over the ink then dab with kitchen roll this will take off any excess easily so then you can re apply (learnt this from experience lolxx) but remember less is more

so now you can see by keep adding and blending you can create the desired affect you want easily
i will be honest girls using some thing new always take time to learn so be patient and it will happen
i still get it wrong now some days lolxxx but you don't see it lolxxx

So here is the finished card xxx
i do hope this has helped some of you xxx
the sketch i have used for this card is mojo monday challenge ,Simon says challenge (which is to use punches) and spoonfull of sugar challenge is lots of layers layers
the beautiful flowers are from K and CO and the beautiful flowers are from wild orchid crafts
thanks for looking xxxx


craftymum said...

Fantastic tutorial Dawn and a beautiful card at the end of it too
Love Sarah XXX

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that wonderful tutorial Dawn!! Such a beautiful card and coloring! :)

Tracy said...

Wow fantastic tutorial, I think inkadinks will have to be on my wish list, saving the pennies for them right now. You've converted me can't wait to try them.
Happpy crafting
Tracy x

Scrappymax said...

Thank you Dawn, this has been a wonderful tutorial and these are now definitely a must, I use Promarkers but have been such an admirer of the TH inks but I feel these will be far easier for me to use.
Max x
PS. Sorry, I meant to say what a fabulous card you made too, it is so pretty.

Mandi said...

What a brilliant tutorial....striaght ove rmy head though Id never hget those results, your colouring is perfection!

mandi xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful colors. What a great Tutorial,Dawn. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

A fabulous tutorial - think these inks will have to go on my ever growing wish list.
Your colouring and completed card is gorgeous!
Love, Andrea xx

Kim Piggott said...

What a wonderful tut Dawn brilliant work!
Your card is so beautiful a dream!
kim x

Kylie said...

oh wow. That's amazing. Never seen the inkidinks before. Huge effort is showing each steps and how to do it. Thankyou.
Your card is gorgeous. Good luck in the challenge.

Kylie xo

kaylou said...

Hi Dawn
a fab tutorial, i was thinking for getting distress inks but may change my mind, they look gorgeous and so does your card.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

jenny said...

Ooh I like the look of these :0) Something else to add to my many colouring mediums!!
Great tutorial and colouring xx

Jenny x

craftyb said...

Gorgeous card Dawn....Congratulations on being the "Queen of Sugar" this week....very well deserved...your creations are beautiful! bx

PS thanks for the fab tutorial!!

Julie said...

A great tutorial and beautiful card

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous coloring!!
Ps. read at Sugar Nellie that you used to work as a hairdresser. I'm a hairdresser too :)

maddy hill said...

fab tutorial Dawn ! love the painting of the image !
and gorgeous card too !
love maddy xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Excellent tutorial and brilliant painting on your fabulous card! What more can I say? Warmest wishes, Lesley

judith@poppy cottage said...

Absolutely great tutorial Dawn, I've admired your cards coloured with Inkadinks for ages, so it's great to see how you've coloured them in. Thank you! Lovely card as always, Judith x

BA said...

hi dawn thanks so much for your fantastic tutorial, your card is really beautiful
xoxo BA

Diane said...

I need private lessons,lol.
Your tutorial is wonderful,your coloring is awesome!!!
Great job with the challenge!!!

Unknown said...

I love your card and your coloring. And I want to see more of you so I am a follower now. Regards Ageeth

Suzanne said...

Dawn, fantastic tutorial. I am going to buy some of these inks - the colours look fab. Your cards are all fabulous.
Suzanne x

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

wow soooo cute card! i like it!
hugs - renate

Anonymous said...

This card is just darling! I've never heard of these inks???

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous tutorial and the colouring is stunning. Love the card its beautiful. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx
And congratulations on joining Whiff of Joy to.

Diane.W. said...

Thanx for the tutorial Dawn,it's great & your card is,as ever, fabulous :o)x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

She is so lovely and wonderful, great job! Thank you for the tutorial.
Hugs Jacqueline

My Paper World said...

That's brilliant Dawn!
I really needed some good tips, as I am only just starting to get back into crafting again. I struggled with my water brush, so now i'm going to try it like you, without putting water in it!
Thank you!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm very tempted to have a go with these :) Kim

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card, thank you so much for the tutorial. What a great idea to use a white plate. Debs xx

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card, what a lovely tutorial!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Dawn and your tutorial is fab! You really know how to work those inkadinks!
Hugs, Danielle

dstandard said...

Great tutorial and beautiful card!

angelwhispers said...

Fab tutorial Dawn! The inkadinks colour the images perfectly and you make it looks so easy!! Will have to put these on my "Wish List" too!! xx Beautiful card as always and who would have thought the colours would look like this when there was so little on the plate!! lol xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Wow what a fabulous tutorial hunny. I havn't seen these inks before, might have to take a look. I love the card you have made and your blending is always perfect, im still working on mine, i just dont seem to get it quite right!!! thank you for your inspiration as always, hugs Linda x

Becky said...

Wow! Beautiful card Dawn, you coloured the image so beautifully!
Love Becky xx

Beryl said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love these inks and now I'll be using them more often.
Beryl xx

Sanna F said...

WOW this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Your card is beautiful. I got brought this image for my birthday but had forgotten I had it. Thanks for reminding and inspiring me, hugs Heidi xx

☼ Cheryl* said...

You have made that look soo easy to do. Very good tutorial :)

Sarah A said...

Very good tutorial and your image is beautiful!

Whenever I use watercolours the colours seem too pale so I may have to give these inks a go ;-)

Sarah x

COCO said...

fab tutorial Dawn !! and nice card !!
hugs coco

Patricia said...

Wow.. great tutorial. I have one question. Pherhaps you can help me with this?? What kind of paper do you use to watercolour this beauty and were do you buy this. I cannot find the right paper for watercolouring stamps. That is why I ask.

with love from Holland,

Maria said...

Fabulous tutorial Dawn. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Maria

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial :-) Am going back for another look :-) The papers and flowers you used are gorgeous too :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

Lols x x

Nina Macaulay said...

Great tutorial thankyou.
and a beautiful result, i can see that you are a perfectionist :O)
I only use coloured pencils but have been interested in investing in some pens or now inks!
I just wonder if you could tell me what paper do you have to stamp on? should it always be watercolour paper? i tryed to look closely at yours but can't see Lol, or can you use the inks on any paper?... good luck with your cards, i am now a follower of you :O)
Hugs Nina

Karen said...

Beautiful! Still looks like magic to me as to how you got the right shades but very impressive! Thanks.

Kat said...

Great tutorial Dawn, you've made it look so easy. But i'm sure it's not, it's only that you are so good at using the Inkadinks!

Kat x

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous Tutorial... Hmmm. I'm kinda thinking I NEED THESE now lol... Your colouring is gorgeous on that wee Sugar Nellie image!

Off to have a think - a proper one!!

Kimmi xx

Suzanne said...

Fantastic tutorial and me is thinking I may have to give these a go!! I can't get on with distress inks maybe these will be easier. Fabulous cards love the colours. SUe :o)

Christelle said...

That is really gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Fantastic tutorial, you have certainly mastered them, your colouring looks stunning!! Thank you for taking time to show this,
Angela x

Unknown said...

Thanks for this x these are scrumptious x would love to work with them x leigh x