Wednesday, May 21, 2014

introducing...


from the first time I mixed a reinker into my white embossing paste, I've been searching for the PERFECT JAR to store custom colors of embossing pastes...

I've tried about 15 different jars, with NO success...

the jars I tried kept the custom colored paste fresh for no longer than a few weeks...some jars only lasted 2 days!

FINALLY...I have the perfect jars...

they're called MIX & STORE & the name says it ALL...

there are several reasons I'm excited to finally have this jar...

REASON #1...

NO MESS...use a palette knife or craft stick to put some of the embossing paste into the jar, MIX in a drop or 2 of your reinker (archival or distress) and stir...

use some colored paste for your art... 
put the lid on & STORE the rest for your next art session...

the testing has shown that these jars will keep the custom colored paste fresh FOR AT LEAST A YEAR...
remember to ALWAYS REPLACE the LID as soon as possible...

REASON #2...

NO WASTE! these jars allow us to mix right in the jar, instead of mixing embossing paste with a drop of reinker on the craft sheet...

if you read my blog...you KNOW that I HATE to waste any art supplies...
in the past, if you made too much colored paste, there was no way to store it...

REASON #3...

CONVENIENCE! there are colors that I use frequently...like the leaf green archival reinker, mixed into white embossing paste, to create a beautiful custom green paste...

since I LOVE flowers & leaves...it's so convenient to have green embossing paste all mixed & ready to go...

for sure I'll have a jar of dandelion (yellow) and a jar of one of the blues (cornflower or forget-me-not) mixed & convenient...
and I just made a jar of orange blossom...it's so pretty & perfect for summer & fall!

keep this in mind...

you can mix reinkers into the crackled texture paste too...
so instead of the paste drying white, with cracks...you can have it dry colored & cracked!

I especially like to mix the tree branch archival reinker into the crackled texture paste...and YIPPEE...now we have a way to save the extra...and any reinker color will work!

you can also mix reinkers into the gold & silver metallic embossing pastes...the reinkers will tint the metallics & create awesome metallic colors...

REASON #4...

PRODUCT VERSATILITY...if you like archival  or distress ink pads, you'll already have the reinkers...or you should have them...they are much more cost effective than buying a new pad...

this is another way to get more use from your reinkers...

not only are reinkers good for refreshing your ink pads, and for fun techniques...

they are also useful for creating custom embossing paste colors...

since reinkers are very concentrated...just a drop is all you'll need...
and the reinkers don't change the consistency of the embossing paste...

I bet you're wondering how you will know what color you mixed in...

SIMPLE...

there is a white label on the lid...it's the perfect spot to record what color reinker you mixed into the paste...

and to celebrate this new jar...

Kim at eclecticPaperie has a SHOPPING special for my blog friends...

just order at least $25.00 of any of my products...

that includes embossing pastes, MIX & STORE jars, archival inksbackground stamps, stencils, stamp sets, any art parts... the stencil binder or even my fav SiSi's (stamp it/stencil it)...
oh...blossom bucket and clearly for art too!

enter this code at checkout...

WENDY10

you'll receive 10% off your order!
this offer is good thru MEMORIAL DAY!
SHOPPING & A SALE...what a nice way to start the holiday weekend!

just click the links & you'll be magically transported right to the product...

this may not be THE CUTEST product ever...
but believe me ...

I AM OVER THE MOON happy to have finally found these jars...

and from the many requests I've received...
I think lots of you are happy to hear about them too...

MIX & STORE...

a handy useful tool to use, when YOU...

make art!
wendy
ps...at $2.49 each...you won't break the bank!

YIKES...I just emailed Kim to correct the price!!

***Kim just changed the rules! now EVERYTHING in the store is 10% off***

just use code WENDY10

32 comments:

Carol Caraccia said...

Yahoo! It's happy dance time! Thank you Wendy (and eclecticPaperie)!

Rea' said...

OMG ... that was news worth staying up for!! You ROCK Wendy... I like HOW you think!!! Gotta go chase that "Sugar Daddy" again... see ya !!!

Vic said...

Super duper! I'm off to do an order.

Meme said...

Great idea Wendy! This is fabulous news! Now I just need more embossing paste and a few jars and I am back in business! Woo hoo!

Donna
Memesartplace

Redanne said...

This is a cracking idea Wendy, thank you!! I bought Hydrangea re-inker yesterday - the colour is gorgeous!

MA said...

Love this idea for storing pastes.
Are you saying these Mix/Store jars are $2.50 ? What is the website?
They sell for 4.99 at Eclectic Paperie. Just received your latest Archivals & reinkers. Just gorgeous!

Diana said...

how cool is that!!!! love my re-inkers!

Sue said...

What a fabulous idea!

Dorothy said...

So clever!!! Thanks Wendy!!

Buttons said...

I hope you've asked for tens of thousands of these to be produced as they are going to fly!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how happy this makes me. THANK YOU!!! Jenny x

Jean said...

Even though I didn't guess what it was, I think it's a great idea. I , too, hate to waste product. If I make something and have too much, I start looking around for another project to use it up, then it's not enough and I have to make more, then I need another project to use it all...

purplemel said...

Well that is a great idea and you sure had me fooled on this one.

K of JK Designs said...

Now all we need is larger jars of white embossing paste...

K of JK Designs said...

Now all we need is larger jars of white embossing paste...

Suzan VonEssen said...

Awesome sauce!!

Anita Houston said...

I just knew this is what it was!!!! I love it!!!

Scrapthat said...

Sometimes it's the little things eh?
:D
TFS Wendy! Awesome news!! :D

Julia Aston said...

What a great idea - and how nice of you to test them to be sure they work for a long period of time (instead of us having to try them and being disappointed AND wasting money!) You're always thinking Wendy!

BJY said...

Hallelujah! I have tried all kinds of jars I have but nothing works. You forgot one reason to use jars. You make a color you love but can never repeat it. Now I'll be able to make a larger quantity and save it. Can't wait to get my hands on them.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Super idea, Wendy!
Love it!!!!
Congratulations!

SusanK said...

Cool beans! Now, let me see, just how many jars do I think I NEED???? lol

Yvonne Boucher said...

what a great addition to your line!

Anna-Karin said...

That is a great idea Wendy!!! And I am sure they will work for other mediums too, I have had paint dry up many times, because the jar or lid broke and I couldn't find a jar in which it would last.

Claudine Criner said...

This is a great idea Wendy, thanks for making these jar for us to scoop up. I love the idea of making a color and keeping it for awhile so there is no waste.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous idea!! I need several of these!! And how awesome eclecticPaperie is having a sale!! I'm off to shop!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Wilma said...

Wow....thats great news :-)

creative me said...

I am very happy that I got mine in Michigan! Remember your friends who sat and enjoyed everything you had to share! Look forward to seeing you again one day! Thanks for all you creat!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is a VERY good idea!

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Lisa S. said...

Yay, your paste mixed for a custom color = heaven. Thanks Wendy!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Way cool. Hope they sell them in like 6-packs!

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