Inking With Craft Punch Shapes

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Inking With Craft Punch Shapes

Craft punches can be used in many ways. Besides the obvious you can use your craft punches for inking small images onto your scrapbook layouts. Here some ideas for a variety of craft punch uses:

1. Choose a punch with your desired shape and punch it through a piece of heavy cardstock. Cut a basic shape (square, rectangle or circle) around the punched-out area. This shape will be your template.

2 Place your template over another sheet of scrapbook paper or cardstock and use chalk or an inkpad to sponge on color. If you use embossing ink or pigment ink, you can then sprinkle on embossing powder and use your heat gun to give your image a raised surface.

3 For a fun variation and added detail, leave a center shape within the template white (for example, a flower center). Simply tack down the center shape to your page with removable adhesive, and then position your punched template over it. Sponge on your color, then lift up the center shape. This will leave you with a unique image. You can also add more detail to your shapes by tracing them with a fine black pen.

Inking your craft punch shapes is easy and fun to do. Try mixing colors and inking different shades of color on your shapes and images.



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