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Ways to Use Sea Salt Reactive Ink & Stamped Just For You Cards

by Caly Person June 14, 2019 12 Comments

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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12 Responses

Tondeley Simonett
Tondeley Simonett

June 19, 2019

I haven’t tried the sea salt ink yet but it looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

June 15, 2019

So cool, Caly! Thanks for showing the different ways to use the Sea Salt Reactive Ink, and I’m excited to try them!

Cara
Cara

June 15, 2019

Thank you for such wonderful information and art that you shared.
I like to purchase re inkers or re fills when I buy new ink pads, is Hero Arts selling a re inker for this Sea Salt pad?
I didn’t see one at the web site.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

June 15, 2019

Thank you this was so helpful. I am so excited to get started on se on reactive inks….

Michele Gauthier
Michele Gauthier

June 14, 2019

Wow, beautiful cards!! I love the colors!!

Kokoemo
Kokoemo

June 14, 2019

Beautiful cards and love the techniques. I have so many cardstock types, including Neenah Solar & TH mixed media, a variety of whites and weights, yet, I can’t say that any are perfect for ink blending (some that state great for ink) I surfed the Internet high and low, and cannot find ‘the solution’ to this dilemma! Can you share what cardstock you use? Thank you in advance and love the cards.

Jane
Jane

June 14, 2019

Love these inks..

Henriétte
Henriétte

June 14, 2019

Awesome Caly, I always forget that you also can use coloured cardstock for the inkblending. I have a lot of coloured cardstock so I have to remind that next time I want to blend my inks, this is much easier.
Thank you so much for your great tutorial post and the awesome result. Have a great weekend.

Lagene
Lagene

June 14, 2019

Very interesting product!

Danielle Flynn
Danielle Flynn

June 14, 2019

These cards are so beautiful Caly!!! I love how you ink blended on color cardstock and that sea salt reactive ink is a must have I need to add to my stash ASAP!! GORGEOUS

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 14, 2019

Thank you for showing these different effects of the reactive ink! I love the cards! :)

Renee Vanepps
Renee Vanepps

June 14, 2019

Gorgeous cards!!!!!!