Video: Pigment Ink Multi-Inking (with Avery Elle)


As promised, I have a video showing the new Avery Elle pigment inks… and a fun and easy multi-inking technique that works well with pigment inks

I am so loving that many companies are coming out with inks. The more the merrier, as many offer different ink types and colors. Put them all together and you have all the options you need to be a happy stamper! The new Avery Elle pigment inks are simply delicious. I will admit that I was a bit unsure at first. But once I tried them I was SOLD. I love them. (A pigment ink has to be really good for me to like it. My other favorites are Mama Elephant and Memento Luxe. The ink consistency of the AE is similar to the ME inks. You can see a video with more on pigment inks HERE and HERE.)

For this card, I took advantage of the fact that pigment inks are slower to dry. That way I could slowly ink the stamp in little areas here and there with an sponge dauber to get layered color. This Avery Elle ink works perfectly for it! Isn’t the Thanks a Bunch floral stamp set fantastic? I also love the greeting from the Needle Little Love set. (Check it out in the thumbnails below – it is fab.)

I also added a few touches of dimension and shine. First, I stamped and clear embossed the Impression Obsession Beauty Text stamp on the background. Next, I added a few spots of Glossy Accents here and there and sprinkled on tiny bits of Glitter Ritz glitter for a touch of bling. Very subtle. Very effective.

All the supplies I used on this card are linked at the bottom of this post. Here are all 15 pigment ink colors (and reinkers) Avery Elle has to offer: (Click to see more.)

I would love to hear if you are fan of pigment inks. My love for them is growing big time!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great one!

(By the way – as always – I was not asked to promote these inks. I did so because I really think they are excellent quality.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH






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79 thoughts on “Video: Pigment Ink Multi-Inking (with Avery Elle)”

  1. Lovely card! Oh–and I just used my stylus last week to add dots to a card…and yes, I did give you credit for that idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Jennifer. I haven’t watched the video yet as I’ve been busy all day finishing up my cards for the Stenciled class. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I wanted to say that I have always loved pigment inks. They give great opaque coverage and true colors (most stamped images are the exact same color as they appear on the ink pad). And they are fabulous for heat embossing – no Versamark needed! Of course, I also love the great techniques and results using dye inks. =^..^=

  3. Thanks for the video. I just received the Mama Elephant inks. Can you do a color comparison with the two bundles so I can see how close they are or if I should get these also? Also, do you know if the new studio calico inks have the same properties as the hero arts and Simon says stamp inks? Thx!!

  4. Gorgeous card, Jennifer & great video, as always. I love the look of these inks, but always find pigment hard to work with when it comes to stamp layering/lining up images – can never see through my block!

  5. Wonderful technique – I would have never thought to add dimension like that with pigment ink! Beautiful card – love that build a bouquet stamp set also. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I love pigment inks for embossing and the rich colors. And I think they are more fade resistant too. So glad you can give us a heads up!

  7. WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card and Video for today!! I’m LOVING the look of the New INKS and I might NEED some of them!! I think we were channeling each other though on this technique!! LOL!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  8. That is such a beautiful card…love the colors!!!! Getting to love more the pigment inks than before…still working with them…more inks!!!!! YES!!

  9. What a wonderfully beautiful card. I love the technique to square the cardstock. I always end up with a smaller piece of cardstock when I do it!

  10. Years ago, I had the privelege of taking a DTP (direct to paper) class with the fabulous Natalie Metivier of Magenta Art Stamps using ColorBox Pigment Inks. Since then no one has promoted the versatility of pigment inks, since I believe that everyone is in such a hurry to create “instant” art that they do not want to allow the drying time that pigment inks usually require. They completely overlook the creamy richness and blendabilities of these inks. Thank you so much for bringing to us a new line of these lovely, opaque inks and yet another way of using them, direct to stamp, Surely it raises stamping from being just another craft to being an actual art form. Just look at the subtle shading of those petals!!

    The colors in the Avery Elle line of pigment inks are sublime and hopefully the first of many hues to come. Beautiful color, beautiful stamp, beautiful technique!!

  11. Thanks for the tip on daubing ink onto the stamp to get depth of color!! I love to have a lot of inks, but I don’t like buying lines of ink and finding out that two different lines have a few of the same colors, especially when buying online. I don’t know if you have time to do this or not, but would you consider showing us the difference of colors between the lines?

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors of the inks! I am new to stamping and inks…so I don’t have a collection…YET! They look like they are creamy and give great coverage!

  13. Super fun technique to get great shading! I will be pinning this video.

    I do have a question. I was thrilled to see that you could still heat emboss with Avery Elle Pigment inks even though they are fast drying. I have been wary of the new pigment inks because I want to still have the option to heat emboss with them. Do you have experience heat embossing with the Mama Elephant or Memento Luxe (or any of the newer pigment inks) and do they work?

    Thanks so much!

  14. I use to hate them as they ddnt have a large lot of colours, but I think I will have to retry them the colours are so bright and colourful now

  15. I never bought anything but pigment inks until I started taking your classes. Probably because I had only used the cheap store brand (you know who) dye inks and never got a good image. You taught me how the right dye ink works well and has unique properties. But I should probably revisit the pigment inks.
    Adding ink with a dauber…. brilliant!

  16. Lovely card and great technique video! I love using pigment inks with clear EP. But color layering with them is now next on my to-do list. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. beautiful card!! I love all the colors in these new inks. I have always liked pigment ink more than die ink but am getting used to the die ink now. I think the pigment ink gives a richer color, tho. Love the color layering on your card!

  18. I love the information you give on the various inks. I do find it difficult to know which ink to go with as there seems to be a lot of new ones on the market. I would love to be able to afford them all but that is not practical for me. I had bought alot of the SU inks when they came on the market and now I do not use them …. I really appreciate that you give us such great detail about the inks and how we can go about utilizing them – Thank you so much!

  19. I have really enjoyed all the time you put into explaining different products and this was no exception. I would love to try some of the new pigment inks out there and had thought I was set to buy the Mama Elephant bundle, but I love these Avery Elle colors as well. Now I am torn on which set to start with and I don’t have the budget for both right now!

  20. Beautiful card! I’ll have to try this technique. I love my pigment inks! I have a bunch of Colorbox Petalpoint pads that I love but I would love to try a faster drying pigment ink, too.

    I have a request for a video lesson! Would you do a lesson on how to go about arranging floral stamps like these? I love what other people do but when I go to use them, I’m stumped. My arrangements or groupings never look as natural. I appreciated your explanation of why you placed the flowers where you did on this card and would love to see a video dedicated to more such tips! Thank you!

  21. What a beautiful result with the pigment inks. I have quite a few pigments inks, from years ago when Carrol Duvall was on tv. I don’t remember if water based dye inks were on the market then. I guess they were because I have some refills for them. I prefer dye inks due to their fast drying and love how versatile they are for water color. I was so glad to learn the difference between the 2 and their usefullness for different techniques. Thanks for doing these great videos. My DH was so impressed that you didn’t say, uh… during the video. LOL I bet you did great in Speeh and Debate. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Can you PLEASE explain how you know what to do to layer these “build-A-layer” stamp sets???!!! I have seen this stamp set every time I am online shopping (everyday!) I looked at it and said to myself, “eegh?!” I was SHOCKED to see that this GORGEOUS image was created with the same set that I have passed over at least a dozen times! This image is TOTALLY ME! I LOVE everything about it, but I would have no clue how to “build” it. I would literally have to watched this video at least a dozed times and keep pausing it with each step-. My computer is no where near where I craft, so this is problematic. Please help me?!
    You can PM me if you want

  23. Ooooh I see that Jessica commented before me and was requesting a video on this same thing…That would be awesome to do a video on these. Pretty please! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing all these great techniques, you’re so kind and a wonderful teacher.

  25. Your card turned out gorgeous. I watched in total awe as you stamped and narrated what you were doing. Your stamping talents are impeccable. You do explain everything so well and I loved watching you create the total look. You really know your stamps and colors like non other and I am always so fascinated when I watch you create away. You are just one super creative and talented gal.

  26. Great video, Jennifer! I am inspired to use my daubers to add layers of color to my stamped images. I never thought to do it that way. That’s why we need YOU! Thanks for another educational and fun video.

  27. What a terrific video and wonderful new products! I love the stamp set and pigment inks – more goodies to add to my wish list! Thanks so much Jennifer!!

  28. You are a GENIUS!! I watched your “ink” video twice and took notes! LOVE the layered card!! Thank you soooo much for all you are teaching me! I will watch all of your videos…you have a great voice and you speak so eloquently and clearly!! Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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