Custom Paint Colors

Today I’m gonna show you how to get some more use out of your inks – by using them to create custom colored paint!

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To create your custom color, smoosh your ink pad against an acrylic block (or some plastic acetate), and then add a couple drops of acrylic. I used some pearlescent white acrylic paint, so that I could also get a nice shine to my painted piece. Mix the two, and then create your masterpiece! I made my sure my brush was wet before I started painting, so that it would be a little smoother to paint, but if you’d like a rougher painted look, then don’t water your brush beforehand.

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For my cards today, I used Soft Apricot, Soft Vanilla,  Tide Pool, Mint Julep and Fresh Peach to create my colors.

First lesson: let the paint thoroughly dry before trying to emboss – acrylic paint dries fast, so a solid hour should be fine. I also added some anti-static powder after letting it dry, just to be safe. Then I stamped the Love You Message stamp in Versamark, and embossed with some copper embossing powder.

However, if you’re like me, and impatient, and didn’t give the paint long enough time to dry, you can always cover up your boo-boo with some vellum. ;)

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I topped both cards off with some sequins, to keep things simple.

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I hope this has inspired you to try to create your own custom colored mediums!

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