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Old 07-03-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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I have seen some cards done using "Twinkling H2Os" for coloring stamped images... I'm assuming they are similar to a colored marker?...but would appreciate if someone could explain what they are and where they can be purchased. Are there different color "families" or just basic colors? How are they used (applied)?
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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this might help http://www.luminarteinc.com//catalog...ling-h20s.html

they remind me of PE, but in a cake like form. You can spritz them with water to make the colors come alive, then paint them on with a waterbrush.

If you do a google search you'll find a lot more information. You can purchase them from Fran at www.franticstamper.com, www.marcopaper.com and ton's of other places.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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Lisa,
Thanks so much for the link and the info. I'll look for a craft store that carries this or order from Fran.
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They remind me of eyeshadows. I think they are fun to stamp with and to use for backgrounds and coloring in images. You will have a great time playing with them!
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
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I adore twinkling H2O's! They make everything so shimmery. I use them with my aqua painter, I drop a drop of water into the pot from my aqua painter, swirl it around then use that to paint on my images. You can see them on a ton of items in my gallery, but love how these two things turned out
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I have the little 5g pots and have been using them for quite a while. Just be sure to let them dry before putting the lids back on them (doesn't take very long). I got an assortment. One other tip, once you get them, take the time to make up a sheet of paper with the name of each color you have and a small swatch of that color on it, so you can see and compare the color when you want to make something. This has helped me so much, although it took time to do it in the beginning, well worth the effort.
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Found another great example where you can see a bunch of the different colors of the twinkling H2O's I used. These boxes turned out so cute and the twinkling made them really pop!

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Old 07-03-2006, 09:26 AM   #7
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Lisa M,
Thanks for the great tips...I was thinking of getting the 10 g containers but thought that one through again...think the 5 g containers much better idea!!!
What color combo did you start with? do you have the metallic group?
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:52 PM   #8
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I would rather buy white lumiere and color it with a bit of a reinker. Just personal preference. Cheaper, easier to store and coordinates with my SU stuff.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #9
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Oh Joan I have not tried that yet. I am going to give that a try. Plus as a SU demo, we can sell that to our customers by demonstrating it.
Great tip, thanks.
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help me understand with the luminare and the reinkers, does this stay wet or does it dry out and give you a dry pallet to use? I like the twinkling H2O's because they are dry when you start and however much water you use varies the intensity of the shimmer. Whenever I have done luminare with reinkers it did not have that much shimmer. I can get shimmer from pearl-ex and future floor wax, but maybe I did something wrong with the luminare.

As to what colors I got, I just looked at the assortment on the main website and picked the colors I liked most in the sets. I got one set of 24 and one set of 12. I got the metallics but only ever use the gold one to be honest. Egyptian gold is my favorite. I also like the Hot Cinnamon color and boganvilla.
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I bought some of these and have to say I am not thrilled with them....not really my style-- trying to get rid of them
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I used some at a gathering I went to and loved them. Bought some for myself and have yet to use them!
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Default twinkling h20's

I have one set of 12. I didn't want to go overboard until I saw how much I used them. I have used them on stamps for fall leaves. They are great for that and I have not used them for anything else.
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I got a set of 5 for my BD...loved the samples at the stamp store, but have not had the same results on my own...maybe I'm too timid and use too much water! My results wouldnt show up on a scan [email protected]#$...I'll have to try the Lumiere and reinkers, thanks for the info.
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Love them, love them, love them!! It took me a long time to decide to try them and I don't regret it one bit. I have had so much fun playing with them and am looking forward to experimenting some more. HTH
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #16
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Default I love my Twinklings!

I love my Twinkling H2Os!!! My local stamp store (Heather's Stamping Haven) has a loyalty program and I get a set of twinklings when I fill up my card. All the sets are different, and tend to have a variety of colours in them. Ruby Red is a good red for poinsettias, etc. It is a pinky red. Poppy Red is more of an orangey red. Ginger Peach is an awesome gold-orange and Douglas Fir is a really good green, and so is Key Lime. I like to use my twinklings on embossed images since I find the embossing powder makes a sort of a dam between the colours. I use an aquapainter to paint with them. I like the suggestion of making the colour sheet - would be much faster than sifting through all those little pots. You can paint with them using any waterproof ink. I also use Memories Blank Ink, but I would imagine the black SU ink would work too. I believe there is a list on splitcoast somewhere that has a list of twinklings that correspond to the different SU colours. I haven't had any trouble matching cardstock to my images painted in twinklings.

Someone on the B/S/T forum has twinklings for sale: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...ight=twinkling

By the way, if you are ever in Edmonton, you should check out Western Educational Activities, the mother of all stamping stores. It is unbelievable. It's enough to make me want to fly across the country just to shop there! I'm sure they have twinklings, probably every set.
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They are essentially watercolor with mica. I love the vibrant colors. I started out with a set of 6 of the larger size and then decided I had to have all of them. A tip is to have a small spray bottle like an old stampin mist bottle and to spray the cakes so they are ready to be used quickly. I personally like to use them when they are a creamy consistancy.
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