Thursday, April 12, 2012
Looking Clearly at Clearsnap: Periwinkle, anyone!
When my friend Donna (who by the way does awesome cards and projects) needed an inkpad in the color of periwinkle, she of course asked me if I had one she could use, since I own about a gazillion inkpads. But I looked and looked and couldn't find a pigment pad in the shade she wanted. So a lightbulb went off in my head--I had just won these fantastic uninked inkpads from Clearsnap (see previous post). What if I took two reinkers and mixed the colors myself onto one of those inkpads! I chose True Blue as the base, and added Thistle to it. I first mixed the colors onto a piece of freezer paper, and then used a popsicle (okay, craft) stick to work the ink into the uninked pad. Voila! We have periwinkle! Donna was happy with the color combination and said it worked perfectly for her project. And I learned a new idea! Now I am sure Clearsnap makes the shade we needed, but I didn't own it and didn't know where to get it, so the color mixing was a perfect solution. Now, if we need matchy, matchy, we know how to do it!