There are currently thirteen Ombré Inks available in the Hero Arts Online Store that are a dye ink formula. But now Hero Arts has added to their Ombré line with two new pigment inks in the colors of Vintage Metallic Rust and Vintage Metallic Steel. Both of these inks offer a gradation of three complementary colors that blend across an image to create depth in your stamping.
Today I’m showcasing the Vintage Metallic Rust Ombré Ink and how it works great to stamp on colored cardstock while still keeping that gradation of color.
The images in the You're So Lovely stamp set are a great match for this ink as they have a good amount of solid area which is key in using the Ombré Inks. Since this is a pigment ink formula I did want to point out a few tips and suggestions that might be helpful.
• The ink takes quite a long time to dry on its own. I actually left my stamped floral background sit for several hours before putting the card together and even then it was still slightly wet to the touch. So I just ended up using my heat tool to finish drying it.
• If you are familiar with our dye Ombré Inks, you know there is a bit of a learning curve with a special tapping motion to get the right gradation. Well don’t worry about that with the pigment formula — these blend effortlessly!
• They work great on darker cardstock, like I have done on my card today. The pigment ink formulation allows the ink to set on top of the paper rather than soak in like a dye ink.
I wanted to keep the background the focus of my card, so I added a simple die cut message using the Love Stamp & Cut set. My photos don’t do this gorgeous ink justice — that shine is something you just have to see in real life!