Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ways to Use Reinkers: Part 2 - Glossy Paper and Alcohol **Giveaway**

I have been playing with the Brutus Monroe Reinkers since I got them 3 weeks ago and have found that they can do way more than just refill my inks when they get dry.  Here is my ink lab part 2 where I show you how to use reinkers on glossy paper and alcohol to make beautiful effects.  First I show you how to blend using cotton swabs, then a brayer to create stripe and plaid effects, and lastly paper towel swipe effects.
I made a video to show all the fun techniques and uses of these amazing little reinkers.  Brutus Monroe is offering an amazing deal for all Chalk Ink Pads plus Chalk Ink Re-inkers for the next couple months - a 20% off your ink purchase

coupon code: erinreed 

Plus here is the best part, you have a chance to win a set in mini chalk inks for just subscribing to my YouTube Channel, full details are on my channel (, but there will be 4 winners, each receiving one set of 4 mini chalk inks!!  Here is the video for test lab 1.

Test 4 - Cotton Swabs and Blending
Using cotton swabs to help blend the ink from the reinkers with alcohol created beautiful effects.  From a washed out blend leaving bits of the chalk behind to deeper, richer colors less blended it creates a beautiful backdrop to any card or paper craft.  For complete results please see the video. 
Test 5 - Using a Brayer to create Stripe and Plaid Effect

Placing 2-3 colors on a brayer blended with alcohol to create a stripe or mixed background on glossy paper, or rolling the brayer in both directions to create a plaid effect leaves options for wonderful paper crafts..  For complete results please see the video. 

Test 3 - Creating a Steak Effect with a Paper Towel
Using alcohol with the inks on a paper towel to create streaks with a swiping method creates wonder effects on glossy paper for so many different paper crafts.  For complete results please see the video.

I will say that the Brutus Monroe reinkers are amazing.  I have many more techniques coming in the next couple weeks, stay tuned!


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