Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink Charms

Today I wanted to share a fairly new ink with you from Tsukineko ~ Memento Luxe Ink.  It's a mixed media ink that works on any porous surface including fabrics!  I decided to incorporate a few colors of VersaMagic Chalk Ink and Shimmer Spritz as well just for an added dimension.  You gotta love that sparkle!

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This past weekend I found some round wood disks from an old game at a garage sale that I thought would make perfect charms so I figured this would be the perfect chance to give the inks a try.
I started off by inking one of the charms with Danube Blue direct from the pad.  I noticed that this ink has a long open time so it lends it's self perfectly to embossing.

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After the blue was dry, I inked part of a stamp with Lilac Posies (pink) and Rich Cocoa Luxe inks.
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I then stamped the charm a couple times.
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Once the flowers had dried I added a layer of Gold Shimmer Spritz and inked the edges in brown.
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The shimmer is beautiful!
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I decided to use a bit of the VersaMagic chalk ink on the next charm.  I covered the charm with Magnolia Bud then added a bit of Mango Madness to one edge.
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I stamped a little joyful mouse using the Rich Cocoa Luxe ink and stamped a few leaves using Niagara Mist (chalk ink).  After the inks were all dry I used my Spectrum Noir markers to add a bit of color to the little mouse.
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But I just couldn't stop so I ended up with 5 charm so far...I've got more in the works - LOL!!  These are like lay's potato chips, you can't just make one :)
I'm going to drill a hole in them to add a jump ring and I think I'll add a layer of some clear medium for shine. 
(the gears are sprayed with Copper Shimmer Spritz, Flower - Gold Shimmer Spritz and Compass - Frost Shimmer Spritz)
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Stamp Credits: Gears, Compass, Bees - Stampers Best; Flowers - Inkadinkado; Leaves - Just For Fun Rubber Stamps; Mouse - House Mouse Designs
When I was stamping on the charms I got a bit of the Memento Luxe ink on a scrap of black cardstock.  It looked so pretty I thought I'd try stamping on a black tag.  Here's my steamy, shimmery tag.
I used the Danube Blue, Rich Cocoa and Lilac Posies Luxe Ink as well as Mango Madness Versa Magic chalk ink.  I then gave it a shot of "frost" Shimmer Spritz. 
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To show the spritz...
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I believe I'll try the Luxe ink on some fabric next just to see how it looks.
Be sure to stop back in and check out the results.


  1. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Can you sample the luxe ink on seam binding? Love your blog!!

  2. Love the idea of using the wood circles as charms - you inspire me every day - thank you!

  3. Wow, love that on the black tag


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