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One of the best parts of going to a crop is getting to play with our friends’ supplies. Last March, on the first night of our weekend crop at Pigeon Lake, I spied this row of  Aladine Izinks Pigment Ink distributed by Clearsnap.

That night I dreamed about Clearnsp Izinks all night. I literally dreamed about them. Dripping them actually!


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I was so excited to get my hands on the Izink pigment inks that I woke up before everyone else.

I used Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock (CSS) as my base, and as I wasn’t sure how the Izink would drip I used gesso on my second page. The first page was naked.

Newport Beach layout: Izink on Naked CSS

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I’m not really sure what verb best describes the action required to place Izink on your page. It’s not really a drop. It’s a mashup of a plop and a dab… it’s a “dlop.” I “dlopped” on several drops of Izink along the top of the page. I sprayed some water on top and just tipped my page to allow the ink to run.

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I stamped using Magenta Stamps and embossed three leaves directly on the page and three on a separate piece of scrap paper then I messily smudged them in with the ink. I fussy cut out the three leaves from the separate piece of paper and laid them on top of my layout.

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I added the picture, title and journaling and adhered everything into place using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – voila she was done!

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Supplies: Aladine Izinks distributed by Clearnsap, Magenta Stamp, VersaMark Watermark, Black Tsukinek embossing Powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner

Hair layout: Izink on Gesso on CSS

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For this layout I painted some gesso first to see if that would change how the ink dripped. Once again I “dlopped” on the Izink and spritzed it with water. The ink seems to mix better and thinned out more, although it’s not as vibrant. I tipped my page and let the dripping take over.

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After I let this dry I had another one of those “weekend crop” moments. It was serendipity really.

The “Birds on a Wire” Die Cut from Spellbinders almost flew off the table at me. The birds landed on my drips and they looked fabulous. I almost left it as a piece of art.

Then I found two pictures of my new haircut and this layout fell into place.

I painted the chipboard letters with Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Magenta Re-inker. Added a few gems and some journaling.

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Supplies: Aladine Izinks distributed by Clearsnap, Clearnsap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Magenta stamps. Letters: Basic Grey, Dear Lizzie Natural Thickers. Canadian Super Stock. Bazzill Black card stock. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner , Unknown gems.

For more information about Izinks, including tips and tricks for using them in your crafts, click HERE to visit the Clearsnap website and click HERE to visit the Clearsnap blog and see Izinks in action!



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  1. I’ve heard of these but never checked them out.
    Now that I know what they are – I’m off to get more information. Looks like a lot of fun. Live something so unstructured.
    thanks for sharing your wonderful layouts.

  2. Hi, Suz, I love coming to your blog to see your wurnedfol work, your creativity continues to grow, every time I go have many new beauties and I’m impressed.I have not yet reopened my blog, I’m a little discouraged and I now prefer to visit you and be filled with ideas to your work.Besitos

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