Friday, 25 August 2017

A New Hybrid In Town

Tonight I am sharing a project over at the PaperArtsy blog.   The theme for the fortnight is Hybrid inks.  For my project I chose to experiment with the new Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Inks.  My PaperArtsy post shows all of the experimenting that I did with the new inks. The results really surprised me too!

Here is the finished project that I created for the topic:

I started by stippling Granny Smith Fresco Finish paint onto a card blank.

I then mixed Safari Green ink with Grunge Paste and used this to stencil through the gorgeous Kay Carley stencil.

Next, I painted a canvas fabric panel using Granny Smith and Smurf Fresco Finish paints. I then added The Sage Infusions to the fabric panel.  I also inked around the edges using Acorn Brown Nuvo Hybrid ink.

I love the colours and texture on this panel.  I then added stamping in Safari Green and Acorn Brown Nuvo Hybrid Inks, using Lin Brown sets 32 and 34

Next, I painted a chipboard frame and stamped using the same stamps and inks.  The Nuvo inks work wonderfully on so many materials and surfaces.

The focal image was stamped onto acetate using Acorn Brown Nuvo Hybrid ink and the quote from set 28 in Black Nuvo Hybrid ink.

This was one of my favourite techniques with the inks.  They didn't smudge, didn't need heat setting and dried really quickly.

I then assembled my project together

I was delighted at how many different mediums and materials I could use in one project with these inks. 

It really opens up a world of possibilities (and crafting projects!).

I hope that I have inspired you this evening.  Make sure you pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the other creations for the Hybrid Inks topic, and also to see the results of my experimenting with the Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Inks.

If you enter a project during the challenge fortnight you could be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend at the PaperArtsy shop.

Thanks for joining me.....


  1. what a great sounding ink, I completely ignored them at Stevenage!

  2. This is magical Miriam. I love how everything came together. The inks sound pretty impressive too. Xx

  3. Fabulous project, Miriam!!! Really gorgeous!!!

  4. Beautiful, gentle layers - this is so pretty, Miriam.
    Alison x