Memento Rich Cocoa – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is a good ink pad, and this Memento Rich Cocoa brown is the perfect ink pad for basic stamping, inking and techniques. One of my favourite ways to use this ink is for techniques and this is an easy one. I had the help of my kitchen to create this beautiful bleached out effect…simply magical. Step 1 Ink a tag directly to the paper technique using the Memento ink...
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Brilliance Inks and Heat Embossing – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Brilliance Inks and Heat Embossing are two of my favourite things. Brilliance for its gorgeous shimmer and versatility, and heat embossing for its magic. So, combining the two is always magical and sparkly. And yes you can emboss Brilliance Ink because it is a pigment ink and fairly wet so you have time to add clear embossing powder and then heat set it…   Step 1 I combined my...
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Bleached Dye Ink – Jowilna 101

I love creating interesting effects using my ink collection. One of the things I love using is bleach. And even more exciting is the fact that all dye inks can be bleached to create amazing effects. Let’s take a look at home amazing the end result is. Step 1 Use four colours of dye ink to blend a piece of white cardstock. I used a selection of Memento Ink colours. Step 2 Stamp images onto the...
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Stamp and Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Here’s how to create a realistic brick wall effect using inks you already have in your stash. A few weeks ago, I showed you how to create a brick wall effect using texture paste and a stencil. Well, guess what? Yes, I am doing it again but this time around using a stamp and embossing. The moral of the story – you can create different looks with different products. So with each new look you can...
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Coffee and Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Coffee and inks play an important role in my life, so sooner or later the two had to merge. Today I am sharing how I turned some coffee filters into a beautiful background for cards. Select four colours of All Purpose Inks to use to add colour to your coffee filters. You will also need a pipette. Drop your lightest and first colour of ink onto your coffee filter. Add a few drops of the second...
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Layering Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Layering different types of inks on top of each other is one of my favourite things to do. If you understand inks and how they work, then you will understand how the different types will create gorgeous effects when layered on top of each other. For this little index card art piece, I used some of my favourite inks layered on top of each other for spectacular results. Step 1 Apply some white...
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Tsukineko Ink Colour Chart – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With crafting come lots of supplies and one key element for staying on top of all of your supplies is staying organised. For me being organised does not come naturally so I can use every bit of help that I can get. That is why one of my new favourite things is the colour chart from The Wholesaler that keeps me up to date with what I have in my stash and keeps me organised at the same time....
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Prepping a Watercolour Background – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Not everyone is an artist or has an artistic background or training. For me, I personally love the watercolour effect taught years ago. Now most people don’t like watercolour paint and find it difficult to work with, but never fear as there is always an alternative… Today I am showing you how to prep an artistic watercolour effect background using the inks you may have in your stash or you...
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Ink Sweepers – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things in my stash are my ink sweepers from Tsukineko. These sweepers can make light work of just about any inky situation, but more than that they are truly versatile. I am currently using mine in my art journals for paint sweeping making light work of adding layers of paint onto my pages in a single sweep, and with no mess at all.   Step 1 Ink Sweepers are hugely...
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Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Silver linings…how to be creative even when you have almost no fancy products… People often complain about how they need something specific to do a certain thing. I say nonsense…if you have a creative mind and can do something with your hands, the sky is the limit! I created some beautiful cards with left-overs, typing paper and nothing fancy apart from my embossing powder and...
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Making 3D flowers and dressing them up with ink – Jowilna’s 101

With the Silhouette CAMEO it is so easy to make amazing 3D flowers. No mess no fuss. But once you have a plain old flower what do you do…well add some personality! Step 1 Cut all of the 3D flower parts using your Silhouette machine. Ink the edges of the petals using Memento ink and a sponge dauber. Step 2 Assemble the flowers by threading stamens through the holes and fixing them to the...
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Inking – Jowilna 101

To ink or not to ink? Or rather how to ink is a better question these days. Over the years things have changed quite a bit and for the better regarding inking the edges of your patterned papers. I personally prefer a light inking, a soft touch that does not distract the eye but rather adds to the overall look and feel of your project. If inking is all you see, then perhaps a lighter hand or ink...
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How I turn ink into paint – How To With Jowilna

I love my inks and have been working with Tsukineko inks for over 20 years. I remember my first ink pad was a VersaMagic in a creamy brown. I still have it in my stash. So saying that I love my inks is actually an understatement. But how do I make them more versatile and justify owning a few more than what I really really need. Well I turn them into more than just an ink.   Today I am...
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Journaling – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

This week I am sharing how versatile All-Purpose Inks (API) can be in your art journal. I used water as a base for my inks to create an interesting effect on my page and around my stamped images. Step 1 Select your three co-ordinating colours of API to work with. Step 2 Stamp your chosen images onto your art journal page. I used VersaFine for its permanence even when working with water and ink....
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Masked and Stamped – Jowilna 101

Having rubber stamps offers you so much possibility. I love to combine different stamps with a variety of techniques to achieve different looks. Today I am sharing how I use washi tape or painters tape to mask off areas on my stamp. This is an easy but effective way of achieving empty space on a stamp.   Step 1 Add a strip of painters tape or washi tape across a background stamp. Step 2 Use...
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Jowilna’s Advanced Class – Pantone colours and embossing

Inspiration is everywhere and when it is handed to you on a platter then why not learn and grow from it. This is the case with the colours inspired and predicted by fashion this year. I was inspired by the colours on this colour chart and selected my favourite ones to create a card. And of course a bit of gold bling just did the trick. Tip Step 1 Create a background using colours from the chart...
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Memento LUXE – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Every month I am sharing some of my favourite products from The Wholesaler. This month I am sharing one of my favourite ink pads – Memento LUXE that also happens to co-inside with the inspirational colours, patterns and textures forecasted for this year. I chose to focus my product choice in shades of pink, green and orange/red. I love how the colours in the trend forecast image work together....
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Embossing – Jowilna 101

Embossing is one of my favourite techniques – it is always magical and looks amazing. Today I am sharing a quick favourite of how to spice up your plain embossed projects.   Inspired by colour of the year 2017 I like to mix my own colours of embossing powders and to create a custom look. So that’s what I did while being inspired by the green trend of the colour of the year 2017. Step 1 Add...
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Dear Santa, Art Mediums & Inks

This year most importantly, I am putting some of those gorgeous Anna Griffin mediums on my wish list for Santa. I am pretty sure he knows where to find them and The Wholesaler would be more than happy to oblige in helping Santa get the right mix together for me. To add colour and shimmer to my wish list I am also including some Tsukineko All Purpose Inks and some Anna Griffin glitter. Together...
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New Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink

So how many All-Purpose Inks do you have? These little treasures have become absolute essentials for both paper and general crafters. Due to popular demand, we are now carrying the full range of All-Purpose Inks. Yes, you heard correct, ALL the amazing colours are now available! So make sure you get at least one of every colour…   Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink Due to its blend-ability,...
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Flaming Colours – Ink Pads Altering Some Chipboard Pieces

This week I am adding some more great colours to white cardstock and chipboard pieces using my Memento LUXE ink pads. These ink pads come in a myriad of colours and together they can create magic. Here I combine them for a fun water colour background and paint a chipboard element to create a beautiful card. Step 1 Apply some paint onto your craft sheet, mist the paint with water and pick up the...
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Shimmering Tsukineko Delicata, Beautiful Memories

Tsukineko Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Yes you heard me, without the mess of using actual foil you can achieve the look of those gorgeous metals in a few easy steps. These inkpads feature a substantially raised...
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Introducing Tsukineko Delicata

Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Great for the holidays and for year-round bling. These pads feature a substantially raised inkpad surface to accommodate even the largest stamps without interference from the inkpad...
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DIY Birthday – Ten Year Celebration

As part of The Wholesaler’s 10th birthday celebration, we are celebrating in style with a spectacular gold theme. Gold elements are so much fun to work with and sourcing pretty gold elements is part of the creative process. I knew that I wanted to celebrate with some beautiful cupcake liners. And the perfect way to create custom gold liners was to cut them on my Silhouette CAMEO machine. To...
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