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Ink blending colourways series 1 – with CP inks!

Welcome to the first of my ink blending colourways series! I know there is quite a lot out there on colour combinations with Distress inks/Oxides, but if you love Catherine Pooler Ink like me, then you may struggle to find as much inspiration. Well, not any more as I’m starting a little series of colourways with the fabulous CP ink! So I have three colour combination in today’s ink blending colourways series 1.

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The benefits of CAtherine Pooler Design Inks:

If you’re not familiar with CP ink, well then you’re in for a treat! So what makes them so great you ask? Well, there are two main collections in the range: Party collection with vibrant colours and Spa collection with more muted softer tones. The inks are also water-reactive, stamp perfectly smooth with solid images, can be used with embossing powders. They are also free from colour transfer allowing you to stamp in one colour and then another without worrying about the colour transferring. And lastly, the main reason behind today’s post is they are beautiful blend!

My tips for blending:

When it comes to ink blending cardstock is key! Either go for a smooth cardstock or a watercolour cardstock. For these today, I used Catherine Pooler cardstock, but you may wish to try Distress watercolour cardstock or Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

Now there are a lot of ink blending tools out of the market now, all have the pros and cons and it all depends on what you wanting to achieve. For softer ink blending, think about using the ink blending brushes like those from Picket Fence studios or the ergonomic versions from Altenew or Pink & Main.  The difference between these is how you like to hold the tool. For a deeper and vibrant ink colour, an ink blending tool like those from Ranger will suit the blend. If you’re using the blending tool, make sure the foam pad it is fully soaked with ink for the best blend!

A  big tip is to always start your blending off the card and move the tool/brush onto the card in a circular motion. It is best to have the card on a slick surface such as a glass mat or silicone blending mat. Start off lightly as this will reduce the chance of marks from the tool – you may wish to tap the tool off to one side after you’ve ink it up to reduce marks to start with. 

 

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Ink blending colour ways series 1

Ink blending colour ways series 1: Soft teals/aquas

To create a soft teal/aqua combination, I chose three colours from the spa collection to create that soft muted tone. It is best to start blending from the lightest to the darkest colour, so here we’ve started with Hot Tub – a gorgeous soft pale aqua.

Next, blend this into the mid-tone colour Skylight – the most vibrant colour out of the three. Lastly, this is blended into a rich teal colour – Daydream. This would make a great blend for an alternative ocean blend, a moody background for florals or a muted moody blended sky. 

Ink blending colour ways series 1: Rich warm night sky

These three colours create a beautiful blend for a warm night sky with pinks/purple from the setting sun. The lightest colour Sangria is a rich dark pink/purple that is almost a wine colour. This blends effortlessly into A Queen For A Day, a rich vibrant purple that still lies in the Spa collection allowing to blend easily in this trio. 

Lastly, Juniper Mist is a deep navy blue that adds drama to the top of night sky. 

Ink blending colour ways series 1: A tropical sky

For this last trio, I swapped and used 3 colours from the Party collection to showcase their vibrancy. Limoncello is a lovely vibrant happy yellow which when blended with Aquatini mixes to give a lovely lime green in the transtition. 

Aquatini – a vibrant aqua also blends seamlessly into Suede shoes creating a darker teal before the vibrant blue from Suede shoes is seen. This can create a beautiful sky for a tropical backdrop. 

Ink blending colour ways series 1: the complete trio

These three colourways were fun to create and I can wait to see how many combinations I will come up with. Hopefully, one of these blends has inspired you for your next project, and perhaps you’ll use one soon!

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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink Bundle – Candle Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Limoncello Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sangria Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sangria Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sangria Reinker – Catherine pooler Designs
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Sangria Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Queen for a Day Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Mini Ink Blending foam replacements – Ranger Tim Holtz
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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