Hi everyone! I recently decided to swatch my inks so that I can flip through my little album to see what color ink I want to use when I’m working on a stamping project. I saw a post by Jennifer McGuire (and Karen Kelly who created the swatches) and thought I’d use their swatches. Now, Jennifer does hers a little different. She has way more ink pads than I do so she stores her ink swatches in 8.5 x 11 pages held together by a binder clip. I store mine in this handy dandy little 6 x 8 album by October Afternoon.
I printed out my ink swatches, stamped them with my ink (this took the most time) and then put them in my plastic sleeves in my album. Here are some photos.
The Front Cover:
The inside pages:
I store all of my ink brands together, grouped by color except for my distress inks.
I store those separately in a different section as you can see by the photo below.
This is what you will need to create your own ink swatch album:
- Any 6 x 8 notebook/album. I used October Afternoon Daily Flash D-Ring Binder Album but you can use any album that has three rings (D ring) and is 6×8. (You can also order these through my store for $10.99)
- 2×2 Plastic Sleeves – I used Daily Flash Pocket Sleeve Protectors 6″X8″ 10/Pkg-Holds (12) 2″X2″. (You can also order these through my store for $3.99 for a pack of 10).
- Ink Swatches – You can download them for the following ink companies. There are also blank ink swatches for any other inks you may have.
- Hero Arts Shadow Dye Inks
- Simon Says Stamp Dye Inks
- Studio Calico Dye Inks
- My Favorite Things Dye & Hybrid Inks
- Mama Elephant Pigment Inks
- Avery Elle Pigment Inks
- Memento Luxe Pigment Inks
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks
- WPlus9 Inks
- Papertrey Ink Inks
- Stampin’ Up Inks
- Amuse Inks
- Fresh Inks
- Memento Inks
- Colorbox Chalk Inks
- Close To My Heart Inks
- Ranger Archival Inks
- Hero Arts Chalk Inks
Below is a process video showing how I put my album together. If you have any questions, please leave a comment.
The products I used to create this project include: