It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to share a tutorial for Swirled Metallics. This one is really easy but you do need an Encore Metallic refill. If you own either the gold or silver encore pad, you will definitely want the refill to keep the pads looking their best.
But even if you don’t own the pads, there are so many ways to use the refills on their own. Add some to your collection today.
Here is a close view of the Swirled Metallic technique. Doesn’t the Bermuda Bay ink look great with the gold?
Place a drop of the Encore Gold refill onto a non-absorbent material, Here I used wax paper.Next, I added a couple of drops of Bermuda Bay ink refill. You will need more of the Classic ink than the Encore.
With a toothpick, I gently swirled the two inks together.
Finally, I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the stamp. You should be able to see both of the inks on the stamp. If needed, add a few more drops of the Bermuda Bay refill ink and sponge onto the stamp again.
Stamps: With All My Heart ($23.95W, $18.95C – page 12 of the Occasions Mini)
Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic, Gold Encore
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Other: Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Ribbon, Gold Brads, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber
Encore Gold Refill $5.95, #101242
Encore Silver Refill $5.95, #102124
Page 190 of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!