In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day next week, I thought I would share a round-up of some of my favorite “green” products that Palette & Paper carries (to be honest, I love these products in all of the colors they come in!).
Product 1: Ink Pads
Palette & Paper carries a variety of ink pads and first it can be a little overwhelming as to why someone would need so many different kinds. Here is a quick rundown of some of the properties of the inks and projects they are suitable for.
Momento Ink Pads are fast-drying, fade resistant dye ink and is a great ink to use in paper arts. It is a water-based acid free ink that dries on all paper surfaces, including coated papers and vellum. Once it is dry it won’t smear, even when using alcohol markers (i.e. Copics) to color in stamped images.
Archival Ink Pads provide lasting stamping results that are permanent on many surfaces. With them you can get a crisp image that doesn’t bleed over water-based inks and markers, acrylic paint and water colors. Archival Ink dries on matte surfaces and can be heat set on glossy surfaces. It is acid free and non toxic.
StazOn Ink Pads are solvent based and designed for decorating on-porous surfaces such as glass, metal, shrink plastic, cellophane, aluminum foil, leather and acrylic. It can also be used on paper.
Taylored Expression Ink Pads are dye-based, fade-resistant ink that can be used in paper crafting. It is custom formulated to match Taylored Expressions cardstock (also available at Palette & Paper). The mini pads are only $3 making it cost-effective to expand your color inventory of stamp pads and the small size is convenient for packing for crops or creative weekends (have you registered for the next creative weekend at P&P yet? It’s this weekend!).
Product 2: Baker’s Twine
I absolutely love the extra pop that baker’s twine adds to paper crafts and gift wrapping! Below are just a couple of great examples using this product.
Product 3: Ken Oliver’s Color Burst
These concentrated micro fine watercolor powders let you create beautiful watercolor techniques like never before!
You can use them “free-hand”.
Mix them with water and paint with them as you would other watercolors.
Make unique flower bouquets with Color Bursts by dyeing white/light colored flowers. Ken shared a lot about this in a recent Facebook video.
Use them to paint through a stencil.
Product 4: Taylored Expressions Felt
Again, I love projects with texture and dimension, so adding felt to a project makes me happy!
You can die cut flowers and other shapes to use as embellishment on cards.
Use the felt in collage name tags and other fabric art.
Die cut an adorable cupcake topper.
Product 5: Washi Tape
Washi tape, washi tape, my life wasn’t complete until I discovered washi tape! Seriously though, washi tape can be used for SO MANY THINGS!
You can use it in card making and decorating envelopes.
You can decorate cute goody bags for a party or gift giving.
Rip it, layer it and make an awesome tag to use on a gift or as a base which you can stamp, add hand letting to, etc.
Embellish a scrapbook layout.
Pop into Palette & Paper and pick up some green items this week! Or any color of the rainbow . . . or maybe something gold for a little luck of the Irish!
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