Hi there Hallowers! My name is Shawna Clingerman and I am an artist and illustrator, I work with lots of scrapbook companies and stamp companies, including designing for the September Box here at Hedgehog Hollow!

I am SO excited to be here in the “prickle” with you all for the first time for Inktoberfest day 29 – and I’m going to be sharing pretty much the coolest liquid ink I’ve ever seen! Emotions ink from Monteverde is vibrant and rich and it is incredibly fun to play with! Instead of playing with a fountain pen, I pulled out my pentel water brush and went to town – watch my video here on over on YouTube to see a closer view of what I did with it!

I had SO much fun with these emotions themed inks! I love that they are vibrant and that the color stays strong and consistent through your work, although you can always add a little water as you go to get a lighter tone!  I have to say my FAVORITE thing about these inks though, is the emotions theme! It is an opportunity to approach your project from a totally different angle, and focus on a feeling you are trying to focus on! Everything from the packaging, to the inserts, to the fantastic color makes me want to come back to them again and again! I’ve swatched out endless color swatches and patterned pages in my sketchbook with these because they are seriously so fun!

Here is a close up of all the colors I swatched out in our video:

…and here is my hand-lettered “Gratitude” lettering that I created using none other than the gratitude color! I love it so much!


In celebration for today’s Inktoberfest post, Tonic is providing YOU with a coupon code! Use code AQUA20 for 20% off of all Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens! This is a FABULOUS brush designed to help clean your desk, workspace, and projects off! Can not be combined with any other offer and good for 24 hours only.

We also have a bonus coupon for 10% off at Ellen Hutson; use code inktober18 for 10% off everything in the store (except the BCRF set & Mama Elephant new in the last 90 days). The code is valid until 10/31.  Click here to hop on over to her store and save!


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