Hi, Friends! It’s Caly and I’m here with something a little different today. I’m still sharing cards, but the focus today is on Sea Salt (white) Reactive Ink. If you’re wondering what you could do with white Reactive Ink, I hope this post will give you some insight as to what you can do. If you’re familiar with my cards, you’ll know that I love ink-blending and splattering. I’ve done some comparisons for you, so let’s dive right in!
One way to get an easy color-blend is to use colored cardstock. Half the work is pretty much done for you! For today’s example, I’m using Paradise cardstock. I used Blue Raspberry ink to ink-blend around the edges, blending towards the center. To lighten the cardstock, I used the Sea Salt reactive ink.
Good news! You can achieve the same look with white cardstock! Here’s a progression photo for you where I use Blue Raspberry, Pool Party, and the Sea Salt reactive inks to achieve a very similar look by ink-blending the colors in that order towards the center:
The goal here with ink-blending, is to mimic colored cardstock by applying a consistent level of ink across the entire panel, concentrating darker colors where you want them (outer edges for this panel). The Sea Salt Reactive ink can be used to lighten any areas where you want lighter color (intentionally, or to lighten areas where you’ve over-blended with the darker inks). You can see the color compared to the initial blank cardstock below.
As you can see, I’ve splattered the panels with water as well as white ink. The white ink is the Sea Salt Reactive ink! Yep – you can splatter with it (and any Reactive ink) simply by applying direct ink to a non-porous surface, adding a few drops of water, and using a brush to pick up the watered-down ink and splattering it on your card panels. It’s a nice opaque white that you can use to watercolor as well. I demonstrated that by using the same mixture I made to splatter with, to letter on black cardstock:
So let’s recap! So far, I’ve used the Sea Salt ink to ink-blend over colored cardstock, ink-blend over darker ink (to lighten), and also to splatter. I’ve got one more way to share that you can use this ink. Before I talk about that, let’s start today’s cards! I chose the stamp set Stamped Just for You for its simple stamps and wonderful sentiments on today’s cards.
I colored the images simply using Copic Markers and fussy cut them out to create the cards. I used the Sea Salt Reactive ink to heat emboss the sentiments – yes, that’s right! You can use these inks to emboss as well because they stay wet long enough.
You can use any color with clear embossing powder or you can use the Sea Salt Reactive ink with white embossing powder for a sharp, crisp embossed image or sentiment.
After embossing my sentiments, I prepared my panels by trimming down one and die-cutting the other with the Postage Stamp Infinity Dies. I then adhered my images to my cards using foam adhesive for extra dimension to finish my cards.
I hope you enjoyed learning about all the different ways you can use the Sea Salt Reactive ink! It’s fun to have a white ink that has great properties and different ways to use it. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you found this information helpful!
Have a wonderful day!
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