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Old 08-14-2006, 06:43 PM   #1  
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I am thinking about buying some Twinkling H2O's. Are they good for coloring in a stamped image with lots of detail? Will they work with Versafine ink? I would love to hear about your experiences with H2O's, good or bad. Is there something else that would work better to color in very detailed stamped images? Thanks for all your help it will make my decision to purchase these a lot easier.
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I am totally addicted to twinkling H20's. I dont color alot of fine detail stamps but I'm sure they would work wonderfully. You can thin them out and use them as a transparent wash for water color effect. I also like to use them as "ink" for images that are more solid or solid with "dimension" ie. too terific tulips. I just mist the color and let it set a bit and then stir with my paint brush until the top is about the consistency of honey. Then carefully paint it right on to the rubber. You can shade, mix colors etc. Mist very lightly and stamp away. One of the VPs from Luminarte Inc (the maker of H20s) was at our LSS back in May and she did this technique on a beautiful stamp of an Iris. (I wish I would remember the manufacturer of the stamp) and she got 28 impressions from just painting it up once and then misting ever so lightly. The initial ones were very vivid and the last ones were very muted and water color looking but they were all beautiful. I'm sure this is more information than you wanted but try out a pack of 6 and enjoy!
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I've never heard of this...what are Twinkling Waters?
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oops . . need to answer the rest of the question. I use either stazon or stampin up black. I also like to emboss before I color as I'm not always the best at staying in the lines and that just really helps me out especially if I am using them really watery (or pretty heavy to get instense color/twinkle as they resist the embossed areas).
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One of the VPs from Luminarte Inc (the maker of H20s) was at our LSS back in May and she did this technique on a beautiful stamp of an Iris.


Thanks! I just checked out the Luminarte site online.....
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Count me as another total addict. These things are just wonderful. I use Brilliance Graphite Black ink with them. They also make wonderful sparkling sponged backgrounds. I mainly like to paint with them with a waterbrush.
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Two of my stamping buddies and I took a class together at Rubber Soul, a stamp shop in Poulsbo, WA on Sunday and learned this technique of painting on the rubber and it was really fun to learn. We all live in the same neighborhood and between us we have 24 different colors to share. If it hadn't been for this class I'd have never thoguth to paint on the rubber. I was just mostly filling in and I'm not so great at that so I like to emboss the image if I'm filling in.
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Thanks for the tips. I have one set of twinkling H2O's that I seldom use.

Two of my stamping buddies and I took a class together at Rubber Soul, a stamp shop in Poulsbo, WA on Sunday and learned this technique of painting on the rubber and it was really fun to learn. If it hadn't been for this class I'd have never thoguth to paint on the rubber. I was just mostly filling in and I'm not so great at that so I like to emboss the image if I'm filling in.

momsquiltn - do you emboss the image you have outlined with H20's?
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Here's a few great sites with Twinkling H20's tutorials:

http://ephesian25stamps.homestead.co...rialindex.html

http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips...ling-h20s.html

http://www.scrampingcentral.com/prod...er-stamps.html

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My favorite use of Twinkling H2O is with wonderful wings (butterflies). I emboss in black on black or dark green and then color it in. Then I cut it out- don't bother with the antennae, I substitute wire. I put the butterfly and his wire antennae on a bamboo background and everyone thinks it tough, but it's really easy. Diane
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Thank you everyone for your help. I am going to try and buy some this weekend and give them a try. I will let you know how I make out
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I bought some Twinkling H20's today and am dying to try them. Just one question, can I use my aquapainter with them or should I buy a special paintbrush(s)?
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you can and should use the aquapainter (or a brush). I use my painter all the time. Keep in mind that unless you emboss the image, it's tough to get the twinkling h20s to stay "in the lines"......
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Your aquapainter will work great . . just dont get it too wet. You can also mist the little jar with a spray bottle, let it sit and use a small paint brush . . .I just use one of the kids from their paints, nothing special. I generally use the aquapainter when painting images and the paint brush when I am painting on the rubber to stamp with as "thicker" paint works better for stamping.

Also one other tip that I learned when the Luminarte rep was at my LSS . . . make sure the twinkles are totally dry before putting the lids back on or they will get moldy. These sparkly beauties are preservative free and totally edible so you can even use them on your Easter eggs!
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I used these and love them. Does anyone know which stores carry them. I went to Michaels this morning and they didn't carry them. ALso, when I did this as a demo at the convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, they had snipped the brush on their Aqua painter so that it was flat, instead of a point. It worked really well. I just purchased a new pack of three and figure I can sacrafice one to be cut flat.

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I did not know they were edible. Will try to remember that, next Easter.
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them....I stamp first with black StazOn and then paint away. I use my aquapainter and just dab it on the top of the watercolor cake. Works great! Depending on the look that I want, I just keep dabbing the painter on the surface. I haven't tried using them with a very detailed stamp but I don't see why you couldn't. I would make sure to emboss first. Have fun and just play! I got mine at my LSS. HTH
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Thanks for posting those links. I found Twinking H2O's at Pat Catans for $7 for six containers (is that a good price?)....and I didn't buy them because I wasn't sure what to do with them! There were 3 or 4 sets of different colors!
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That is a darn good price. Go back and get them !
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I love using Twinkling H2o's.
I have used them on some of my cards in my gallery. I really like the way they look.

I never thought of using them for backgroud coloring....Sounds really cool.

but now I have to find mine!!!

I cleaned my stamp area and I can not find them. I have the aqua brush that I use with them.
If some one find them please let me know where I put them??? .......lol
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I won some long ago and do have to say I love them!
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Thanks for posting those links. I found Twinking H2O's at Pat Catans for $7 for six containers (is that a good price?)....and I didn't buy them because I wasn't sure what to do with them! There were 3 or 4 sets of different colors!
I would say that's a very good price...go back to Pat's....No run back to Pat's

I got mine from my LSS and I paid $11.00 for 6 pot's.

And now I can't find them...in my stamp room.
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On a recent trip to Buffalo I bought mine for $11.50 for 6. but here at home in Sounthern Ontario I have seen them for $17.00 and up.
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I can't wait to get some of these. Thanks for all the good advice on how to use them.
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I went out on lilne and the company, LuminArte, is selling them 6 of the large pots for $18. However website only gives the names of the colors when you look at the sets and then these names are not listed in the order the colors are shown. Its very confusing, because I thought I wanted to order some individual pots and you just can't figure out what color goes with what name.
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I love my twinkling h2os and yes you can use them with versafine. I have black versafine and I use it with my h2os all the time.
You can use h2os for all sorts of techniques, with

this card

I used the h2os as a background.

With this card

I used the h2os to color in.

I would really recommend h2os to anyne who loves coloring in images. They are really worth the money. I always buy the small pots rather than the large, they last forever.
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I called my friend that works at the craft store and asked her to pick up all the colors she could for me....sheesh. Hehe.
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Also one other tip that I learned when the Luminarte rep was at my LSS . . . make sure the twinkles are totally dry before putting the lids back on or they will get moldy.
I have mine stored in one of the large stamp cases from SU - I took all the lids off (although I have them stored in a ziploc bag just in case I need them for some reason!) and just pop that open when I want to play. I mist the entire box down once or twice with a spray bottle, then go to town with an aquapainter. I leave them sitting out on my desk overnight to completely dry out before I put them away.
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What a good tip, Trish!!!
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Thanks for posting those links. I found Twinking H2O's at Pat Catans for $7 for six containers (is that a good price?)....and I didn't buy them because I wasn't sure what to do with them! There were 3 or 4 sets of different colors!
That is an awesome price!!! I got mine for 11.99 at a stamp convention in 2005. Then went onto the bay and bought more as no one in town had them at the time. I use them lots and they seem to last forever.

Here's my favorite card I used them for my background:
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=77779

And I love making subtle "swirls" as a background:
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=77779

And with this one, I filled in the "Heartfelt Thanks" flower outline and painted the stems with H2O's:
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Now I want to leave work and play with my H2O's!
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I love using Twinkling H2o's.
I have used them on some of my cards in my gallery. I really like the way they look.

I never thought of using them for backgroud coloring....Sounds really cool.

but now I have to find mine!!!

I cleaned my stamp area and I can not find them. I have the aqua brush that I use with them.
If some one find them please let me know where I put them??? .......lol

This is funny. While reading this post I was thinking to myself (I'm at work) I wonder where mine are since I bought them about a year ago, never used them, and keep thinking about it but never get around to trying them out. But I think mine are just in with the carrying box I use for my stamp pads and inks. Maybe that's where yours are???? If I find yours in my box, I will let you know (ha ha). Now I will use them this weekend (really, I swear I will). But I really stink at the aqua painters - they are always toooooo wet for me when I use them with chalks. Oh well, keep on trying I guess. Mary
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Go grab them for $7!! I paid close to $10 for a set of 6...never have seen them at your price~ANYWHERE!! Awesome deal!!
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