Pretty as a Peacock Ink Colors from Clearsnap and Ann Butler

More color fun is coming your way. My Friend Ann Butler has new ink colors with Clearsnap and you’re gonna love them. There are 6 new colors but I especially love the lilac, aquamarine and limelight.. they remind me of peacock feathers. And WOW I’ve seen a lot of peacock themed stuffs lately, so I think these new colors fit perfectly.

Ann Butler Ink from Clearsnap

Ann Butler Ink from Clearsnap

Today I am going to show you how you can make some cool blended color art on fabric using the Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap and Ann. The color is vibrant and easy to apply. As it dries it holds true to it’s bold hues and the color remains bright.

I used some old canvas pants to sew up a quick iphone case. Then I added some color blending and hand drawn art.

Use a blender to apply ink

Use a blender to apply ink

Start by applying color with a blender. Dab the blender to the ink pad and then dab on to fabric. Continue to dab on color under you get the coverage you want.

Continue to add color, blending as you go

Continue to add color, blending as you go

 

You can also use  make sponge to blend the ink colors. I usually have a pile of make up sponges near by so I can use a different sponge for each color. Again, dab on color, blend as you go, until you have the look you want. (yes, my nail polish needed some work… focus on the art people, not my cheap and lazy manicure.

Final blended color

Final blended color

 

Once you have the color coverage you want, heat set the ink. You can either use an iron, or carefully use a heat gun. I think the iron is easier… there is less chance of burning anything. However, if you are comfortable with a heat gun and know how to use one without burning down the house, go for it!

Illustration on fabric by Jen Goode

Illustration on fabric by Jen Goode

Finally, add some artistic touches. I like to doodle – you knew that, right? So, I used a fine point permanent pen to draw on top of the fabric. I also added my own illustration to the other side of the iphone case by first applying letters using Ann’s cool decorative stamps. I then used my pen and again drew to add more dimension and my own personal touch. You can freehand your art or using stamps to add a neat look to your work.

Love letters stamped and then drawn

Love letters stamped and then drawn

These new ink colors are a part of a current product line by Clearsnap. The Crafter’s Ink comes in a wide variety of colors, and you’re gonna love these new brights from Ann.

Peacock colored iphone case

Peacock colored iphone case

I’ve created a couple other projects using Ann’s stamps and inks, take a look:

Now hop onward and check out more beautiful ideas people are sharing featuring Ann’s new ink colors.

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