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Penny Black and colouring with re-inkers

Hello there! It’s Kristie Larsen here again. I am new to Penny Black stamps and wanted to play with them today and thought I would try my had at watercoloring with re-inkers. Which is something that is easy and fun to do! Let’s get started.

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I have never painted with re-inkers before so I just started out with some colours on my palette. Just a tip for you… I used both dye ink and pigment ink, and found the pigment ink reacted better. Mostly because it is more of a paint then the dye ink which soaks into the paper quickly. I originally started by colouring the vase in T1 Copic marker, but decided to paint over it. The pigment ink covered it with no problems.


After I painted and painted and added some Wink of Stella, I die cut this banner from My Favorite things and before folding it, on the back I coloured it with a T1 Copic marker. This way when it folds you can get a bit of a shadow underneath the banner.


You can see a close up here. The lighting took away some of the darkness of the grey shading. You can see on the vase the shadow from the pigment ink. It was nice and thick with lots of color, but didn’t cover up any stamping lines. Again, more of a paint then a water color, although you can use just the smallest drop and water it down for a more transparent look. I chose to do reds and yellow and let the water do the work. Some light spots and some dark.


I added a light background stamp using just Versamark ink. I wanted something but not to bold since there was enough going one with the focal point of the card. Versamark on card stock gives a nice light look. It’s one of my favourites. I stamped the banner and added some enamel dots to finish it off.


I really like the Penny Black items you can find in the store. You should take a look! So many beautiful flower images to choose from. I think these are fun to make quick cards and also to practice your watercoloring at the same time!

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great weekend!