CK Shows You How To Color with Spray Ink
Tips for spray inking success
Types of spray ink
Different brands of spray ink have various degrees of color intensity and opacity. Also, some sprays have a matte finish while others have a shimmery or metallic look. Take a look at color samples from five brands, then see page 49 of the March/April 2010 issue for more information about them.
CK Spray Ink Q&A
Q. What type of paper should I use?
A. Heavyweight cardstock works best because it won't buckle and warp when wet. Light-colored cardstock will allow you to better see the spray ink on the paper.
Q. Can I use textured cardstock?
A. Yes! The spray ink will enhance the texture. Try embossed cardstock, too.
Q. What other surfaces can I use spray ink on?
A. Spray your accents-consider chipboard, fabric, ribbon, lace, paper flowers and more.
Q. How about plastic and transparencies?
A. Some spray inks will dry quickly on plastic and transparencies; others will require a longer drying time and may need to be heat set with a heat gun. Experiment on a small piece of your intended material to see what works best.
Q. I don't want to get ink all over my desk. Are there any products that will help with that?
A. Check out the Color Catcher from Clearsnap, or cut down a box so that you can place the items you want to spray inside it.
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