How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds - 4 Techniques

Just play with these beautiful inks to create backgrounds for cards or Art Journal pages. I've used the same colors for all 4 techniques.

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How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds - 4 Techniques
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Technique 1 : Add drops of the inks to your craft sheet, mist with water and dab colors with cardstock swooping through the inks.

Technique 1 : Add drops of the inks to your craft sheet, mist with water and dab colors with cardstock swooping through the inks.

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Cover it with household wrap immediately as shown and leave to dry.

Cover it with household wrap immediately as shown and leave to dry.

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LOVE the effect of the mica in the inks, all shimmery...

LOVE the effect of the mica in the inks, all shimmery...

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Stamp the butterfly from Stampendous with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color the butterfly with the MInx inks as shown.

Stamp the butterfly from Stampendous with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color the butterfly with the MInx inks as shown.

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Add background stamping with the script stamp from Paper Artsy. Add a highlight around the image with an acrylic marker.

Add background stamping with the script stamp from Paper Artsy. Add a highlight around the image with an acrylic marker.

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Close-up  ...

Close-up ...

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Technique 2 : Add drops of the Minx to your gelliplate (mine is custom made approx 8 x 11 cm) and brayer it to cover the plate. Pull a print.  Save the ink on the brayer for the third technique.

Technique 2 : Add drops of the Minx to your gelliplate (mine is custom made approx 8 x 11 cm) and brayer it to cover the plate. Pull a print. Save the ink on the brayer for the third technique.

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Stamp the butterflies from Penny Black with black Archival ink and heat emboss with clear.

Stamp the butterflies from Penny Black with black Archival ink and heat emboss with clear.

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Color the images with the Minx colors. Use some of the ink to splatter over the background as shown.

Color the images with the Minx colors. Use some of the ink to splatter over the background as shown.

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Assemble it to cardstock.

Assemble it to cardstock.

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Technique 3 : Brayer the Minx inks left over on the brayer from technique 2 to cardstock by rolling it over the surface. LOVE the effect.

Technique 3 : Brayer the Minx inks left over on the brayer from technique 2 to cardstock by rolling it over the surface. LOVE the effect.

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Stamp the butterfly from Penny Black with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear.

Stamp the butterfly from Penny Black with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear.

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Wet the wings and color it with the Minx inks.

Wet the wings and color it with the Minx inks.

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Leave to dry.

Leave to dry.

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Stamp the butterfly from Penny Black with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear. Stamp the script from Paper Artsy in the background.

Stamp the butterfly from Penny Black with black archival ink and heat emboss with clear. Stamp the script from Paper Artsy in the background.

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Add white highlighting to the butterfly with a white acrylic marker.

Add white highlighting to the butterfly with a white acrylic marker.

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Now for technique 4 :             Add drops of the Minx inks to the craftsheet and mist it with water.

Now for technique 4 : Add drops of the Minx inks to the craftsheet and mist it with water.

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Drag the cardstock through the inks, and immediately drop some salt chrystals to the surface. Leave to dry completely.

Drag the cardstock through the inks, and immediately drop some salt chrystals to the surface. Leave to dry completely.

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The salt creates beautiful puddles of color.

The salt creates beautiful puddles of color.

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Stamp the butterfly from Darkroom Door with black archival ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the script form Paper Artsy. Add highlighting to the image with a white acrylic marker.

Stamp the butterfly from Darkroom Door with black archival ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the script form Paper Artsy. Add highlighting to the image with a white acrylic marker.

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