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Brutus Monroe Reinker Test Lab: Part 1 - Ink Refils, Drops, Splatters, Rings, and Mixing with Mediums

Brutus Monroe Reinker Test Lab: Part 1 - Ink Refils, Drops, Splatters, Rings, and Mixing with Mediums

Learn many ways to use reinkers for ink pads for more than just refilling your stamp pads.  In test lab 1 learn how to reink your stamp pad, make splatters, drops, drips, bubbles, rings, and also how to use the reinkers to mix with various mediums to make custom colors!

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!!  Amazing!!! Here is my video.

Test 1 -Reinking your Stamp Pad
Shake the bottle of reinker before applying it to the ink pad.  use your finger or the back of a spoon to blend it into the pad for full coverage.  See video for examples.
Test 2 -Splatters, Drop, Rings, Bubbles, Drips, and more.
I demonstrate in the video various techniques on how to make fun distress marks on your projects using the reinkers mixed with water and using various tools including a water pen, brush, medicine dropper, and the bottle itself.  You can also blend more than one color together to make a new color, just like mixing paint!  The main color used is Terracotta, and to make the blends i combined it with Zest.  For complete results please see the video. 
Here is a card base I made using all the techniques above in 2 different colors, Aubergine and Sea.  This would be a fun technique for the background of a card, scrapbook page, journal page, mixed media project.  The possibilities are endless.
Test 3 - Mixing with Mediums to Make Custom Colors
Here I added the reinker Sea to Texture Paste, Soft Paste, Modeling Paste, Soft Gloss Gel, and Gesso to see how each mixed to create a custom color.  I then took that color and used it with a Brutus Monroe stencil.  You can also mix color to make a blend of your own, for this i combined both Sea and Cabbage with Soft Gloss Gel.   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!

Erin Reed - Designer & Artist
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Paulette - January 12, 2017

I would love to play around these!

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