Hello friends! Today I'm sharing my ink swatches for the Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks plus a bonus butterfly canvas project! A few weeks ago I swatched all 60 of the Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks on the SSS Swatch Blanks with the SSS Swatch Stamps. I love this method of swatching my inks and find it so helpful when figuring out colors for a project. I labeled each swatch with the Brother P-Touch Label Maker and keep all the swatch on Binder Ring(s). In addition to the ink swatches I decided to share a fun home decor project that's been on my heart for awhile. I decorated a 10" canvas with a scattering of embossed and die cut Graceful Butterflies, each inked with a trio of Pawsitively Saturated Inks, added some Foundry Wax Gilded to the edges and glued them to the canvas. Keep reading and watch the video below for all the details!
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V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these ink swatches and canvas project from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
INK SWATCHES + CANVAS PROJECT
- Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks
- Simon Says Stamp Swatch Blanks
- Simon Says Stamp Swatch Stamps
- Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterflies
- Foundry Wax Gilded
- More supplies linked in the supply list at the bottom of this post
For the 10" square canvas, I sprayed Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Spray, let it sit for a few minutes before taking a dry rag and swiping the ink into the canvas. I think a similar effect could be achieved (although, likely darker) with Distress Paint. Once dry, the canvas was splattered with white gouache and allowed to air dry.
Butterflies were embossed and die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterflies. The Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Trios were used to color the butterflies using a combination of SSS Blending Brushes, including the new SSS Detail Flat Blending Brushes and SSS Detail Round Blending Brushes.
The Foundry Wax Gilded was applied to the edges of the butterflies and heat set for amazing detail on each butterfly! I am addicted to this stuff!
The bodies of the medium and large butterflies were die cut from Lawn Fawn Storm Cloud Cardstock and adhered to the butterflies.
The butterflies were secured to the canvas with hot glue.
The canvas was finished with a scattering of heart accents from Lucy's Little Things.
I swatched all 60 of the incredible Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks on Simon Says Stamp Swatch Blanks with the Simon Says Stamp Swatch Stamps. Each swatch blank was labeled with the Brother P-Touch Label Maker and stored on a Binder Ring. I love this way of swatching my inks. I think it's the easiest and most cohesive way to see how different colors work together and to find the right color(s) of ink for a project!
S U P P L I E S
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