Hi there! Today I am sharing many fun ideas for using the new Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks. These inks are very unique and give beautiful results. (However, I will also make suggestions for other products that work for each technique.)
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
I was really excited to try the new Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) – I am a fan of anything with shimmer! These inks are pigment based, acid free, archival, fade resistant, permanent, and fast drying. Thanks to this unique combination of properties, there are many fun techniques you can do with them. I can’t remember using any product like this before.
I know not everyone will be able to get these fun inks, so I also share other product options for each card below.
For my first card, I used the Hero Arts Layering Poinsettia Stamp Set (SSS | HA). I stamped the first two layers of this layering set with Hero Arts Ink (SSS | HA) and then stamped the last layer with the red Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA). This gives a touch of dimension (since it looks a bit like paint) and metallic shimmer. I also used the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) at the center of each flower and for the second layer of the leaves.
The gold heat embossed sentiment is from the Hero Arts Christmas Tree Stamp Set (SSS | HA) and I clear heat embossed the wonderful new Hero Arts Sugar and Spice Stamp (SSS | HA) on the kraft background.
Check out that shine…
My next card also shows stamping with the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA). I stamped the layers of the Hero Arts Christmas Tree Stamp Set (SSS | HA) with both regular stamping ink and the metallic inks. It works very well! I will talk about that background in a bit…
The first way is to add a bit of water to the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) and paint it over embossing. I really like this look! Here, I clear heat embossed the gorgeous new Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Stamp (SSS | HA) on green cardstock. I then mixed the gold Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink (SSS | HA) with a bit of water and painted it on top. The embossing resists the paint and gives gold shine around it. I wish you could see the shine in real life!
Another way to do embossed resist with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) is to not add water. I really like this look too! I clear heat embossed the Hero Arts Floral Tile Stamp (SSS | HA) on teal cardstock and then used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply silver Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) over. I then buffed off the excess. By not adding water, the product goes on heavier. The silver ink pretty much black the teal cardstock under it.
Here, I used the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) with water to paint in a heat embossed Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Stamp (SSS | HA) background. The die cut sentiment is from the Hero Arts Wishes Stamp and Die Set (SSS | HA).
So much shimmer!
I also enjoy creating watercolor backgrounds. Here, I put a little of blue and silver Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks (SSS | HA) directly on my glass work surface and added a bit of water. I pressed and moved my paper in the color and let it dry. So very easy!
Here you can better see the shine…
For a similar look, try Distress Inks with water and Perfect Pearls.
Whew! So many ways to use these inks!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Jenn Shurkus! You can also start at the hop’s beginning at the Hero Arts Blog.
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.