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Monday, January 28, 2013

Avonlea Family Reunion Picnic

I decided to pull out some of Avonlea's rustic qualities by pairing it with kraft paper and our burlap ribbon.

I will take a few posts to talk about this so it won't be so long.
In this picture you can see a chinet paper plate, napkin, and utensil holder for the place setting.

I used our new pigment inks (slate and chocolate) to stamp around the rim of the plate.

I also used our pigment ink (chocolate) to stamp on the napkin using the Family stamp set.

Our pigment inks are great for home decor items and fabric, because they can be washed and used again! Below I did a sample test on a napkin and stamped "family" at the bottom right, then washed it. You can see the pigment ink did not wash out! Above it I stamped again so that you can see how the pigment ink looks BEFORE washing and AFTER.

In this sample below, I stamped "family" in the bottom left corner using our dye based inks then washed the napkin. Then I stamped above it so you could see the dye based ink BEFORE washing and AFTER. As you can see, the dye based ink is water based and therefore will wash out. That's GREAT if you drop a cranberry ink pad on your new jeans, but not great if you wanted your stamped image to stay.

I'll be back tomorrow with more details about my place setting!


  1. Wonderful idea and so beautifully done!

    1. Thanks Linda! Will you be stamping on your paper plates from now on? ;o)