All About Simon Hurley create. Inks!

Hi friends! In today’s video, I am excited to share a bunch of fun ways to use my new ink pads and what sets them apart from other inks on the market. Hopefully, all of your questions will be answered and I know these will be your new go-to inks for anything crafty!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

Ink Blending

I absolutely love ink blending and my inks blend together smoothly to create vibrant and beautiful backgrounds. When the inks overlap, they create beautiful new colors because they are a translucent dye ink. I love this because you are able to create new colors that don’t exist in my line!

Color Lifting

My inks react with water to create amazing watercolor backgrounds and can be used in many wonderful techniques! To lift color off of a background, I sprayed the Splinter background stamp with water and stamped it onto the inked background. this creates a softer shadow color where the water hit.

You can also spray water through a stencil to create a more bleached effect that lifts more color off of the surface to create a lighter color. In this example, I used the Stargazer stencil to lift color off of a blended background and create a bleached color effect.

The lighter color on the ink labels shares what the color looks like when water hits it to show the beautiful bleached color you are able to achieve with the inks and water!

Ink Smooshing

I also love to create layered watercolor backgrounds with lots of texture and splatters. To do this, I add ink onto a craft sheet and use water to dip my paper into the ink. Drying in between layers, I continued to dip the background into the inks to create more layers and color splatters. You can then use stencils to add or remove more colors with water! To finish off backgrounds, I like to use Grrr! around the edges to finish them with a darker edge.


The inks also create a really awesome watercolor to color in tons of images! I apply the ink onto a craft sheet and use a waterbrush to pick up the colors and use them on my project. On this example, I colored in a Dudes Too! stamped image with a few colors of my inks!


Of course… this one is a no brainer, but you would be surprised at how many inks are only good at one thing! I wanted to make sure my inks can be used for a bunch of different techniques AND create beautiful colored stamped images. These inks do just that! I love the crisp and vibrant stamped images these inks produce.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible (when you use these links it helps support me at no extra cost to you)… Thank you!