Challenge #3 – Week #1 – (Monday) Color Altering Items

Challenge #3 – Week #1 – (Monday) Color Altering Items – Inks, pens, mists and paints.

This is the day we sort out our colors! Any color altering items or ink.

Color Altering Items Challenge #2 By Hanging By A Moment

Lets discuss and figure out what we are going to do with these items.

  • Pens – Storing Scrapbook Pens and Markers (quoted from scrapbook.lifetips .com)
    “One of the most important things to remember when storing pens and
    markers is to store them horizontally so that the ink flows evenly. Most
    people may be inclined to buy containers that stand vertically, but
    storing them this way will make all the ink flow to one end. If the ink
    is at one end of the pen or marker they may not last as long or work as
    well. Storage drawers will allow the markers and pens to be stored
    horizontally. You can leave your markers in their original box and store
    them in a desk drawer or plastic organizer drawer.

    Another suggestion is to buy a marker storage case that holds pens and
    markers; these cases are portable and make it easy to keep all of your
    coloring and writing utensils in the same place for quick access.”

    Once you have decided where to store them you will need to TEST every pen quickly to make sure they still work. Trash the ones that don’t! Make a list in your binder of ones that need to be replaced.

    Sort pens by: Color or color families

    Storage Solutions: Organized within a drawer, wine bottle holder, Altered Cylinder containers form the kitchen.

    ZIG Pen Storage and In-Progress Paper Shelves By Reyasunshine

    PVC PIPES – om/257893…

    Mason Jars – id=222965…

    Crystal Light Containers: My Alteration Project! By Vh678

    Plastic 1$ pen boxes: id=377743…

    Acrylic cups: id=377743…

  • Ink pads and refills – (quoted from Scrapjazz)
    “Ink pads are best stored flat. Each pad is filled with liquid ink, and
    this ink can travel throughout the pad over time if not stored
    properly. For example, if you stored your ink pads vertically, over
    time the ink would drop to the bottom edge of the pad, and you would no
    longer be able to get a fully-inked image when you tried to use the full
    surface of your ink pad. For this same reason, it is highly
    recommended that you store your ink pads upside down (unless you have
    Stampin’ Up they already are designed to do this). This will keep the
    ink flow at the surface of the pad, rather than allowing the ink to seep
    down to the bottom. This is especially important for dye-based ink
    pads, as this ink is thinner than some other inks and will migrate
    through the pad at a faster rate. Ink pads containing thicker inks,
    such as pigment ink, can be stored face up.”

    How to sort your in pads? – By color, manufacture, ink type or size

    Storage solutions:

    Wooden Cassette holder – (top half of photo, its fuller now I will get a new pick when I am done with this challenge) Color Center By Hanging By A Moment

    Cat Eye Storage *response to forum thread* By Kanary

    custom built holder, store bought rotating caddies, or simply stack on a
    shelf (make several smaller stacks. This will make it easier to access
    without towers of inks toppling down when you need the bottom color.)

    Ink pads can be cumbersome at your workstation. Most people store them
    off to the side. Why not have a reference guide at your table so you
    know exactly what color you will need?

    This is a MUST SEE IMAGE of a great Color Swatch for your Inks.

  • Mists/Paints – These can be stored or displayed
    nicely on a shelf. Putting them in a color order would make it
    appealing. If you have the mini misters you can store them on a counter
    top in the store bought holder or have your resident handy man drill
    some holes into a block of wood and don’t forget to alter it to match
    your space decor.

    Shadow Box storage:…

    Mini Mister holder: id=253612…

    Drawer Sorage:
    Though I love the organization of this option I don’t like not seeing
    the colors of the mists. Maybe if you put a dot sticker (used for yard
    sale pricing, found at Walmart) You can spray it as a sample and stick
    it to the top of the lid.

    Shelf Unit… simply maid yet holds so much!

  • Other (?) – Did I miss anything? Please bring it to my attention.

Always leave room for your stuff to grow!!! Especially you collectors!

Have fun and hey! Maybe you can alter something to store your pens in… Get creative!Photobucket

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