Giveaway: Pinata Inks from Jacquard

February 24, 2012

Craft News, Giveaways


I don’t know about you, but I’m SO GLAD it’s Friday! It’s been a heck of a week…but crafty friends, your day is about to LOOK UP! We’ve got a faboo GIVEAWAY from our friends at Jacquard.

Wanna see what you can win?

But not just ONE exciter pack- TWO of them! So you can share a pack with your best crafting buddy or just be greedy and keep all the goodness for yourself!

So, I know you want to know how to enter! Well you have up to THREE chances, by leaving up to THREE comments on this post. READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.

  • Read the review of Pinata Inks that I wrote earlier this week, and leave a comment on this post telling me what was your favorite technique in using the inks (That’s entry #1.)
  • Go visit Jacquard Products on Facebook, and “Like” the page. It would be nice if you left them a note thanking them for the giveaway on CTD. : ) Let’s be appreciative, shall we? Leave me a comment back here saying that you’re their FB friend. AWWW! (That’s entry #2.)
  • For your last entry, simply subscribe to Jacquard’s YouTube Channel! They’ve got great videos demonstrating all kinds of great techniques. Of course, leave me a comment on this post for entry #3!

Now, for the legal stuff….

Standard Giveaway (Sweepstakes) Mumbo-Jumbo:

  1. No purchase is necessary.
  2. Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
  3. This giveaway begins: Friday, 2/24/12    and ends: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6PM EST
  4. One entry per comment, up to three per person.
  5. Winner will be notified via email.
  6. Prize will be shipped from Jacquard and CraftTestDummies LLC assumes no responsibility for ensuring delivery of prize.
  7. The dollar value of this prize is worth: approx $35. USD.
  8. You must be a US resident aged 18 years or older and live in the Contiguous US for be eligible to win. Sorry, my international friends!

OK, get cracking!

A big “thank you” to Jacquard for sponsoring this giveaway!


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118 Responses to “Giveaway: Pinata Inks from Jacquard”

  1. Pat Upton Says:

    I love that you can tint rhinestones another color! I have not used the Jacquard alcohol inks, but have tried some of the other ones. Very cool! I would love to win!

  2. Pat Upton Says:

    I already liked Jacquard on Facebook. And I thanked them for your giveaway!

  3. jengd Says:

    I loved seeing all of the things you colored. I love the bottle cap and epoxy sticker idea.

  4. jengd Says:

    I subscribed to Jacquard Products’ You Tube page.

  5. Darla Says:

    I do mixed media work and am most interested in how the inks work on metal. Would love to try them.


  6. Deana M Says:

    I like the idea of tinting the rhinestones. I think it would be a great addition to my nail art! :)

  7. Darla Says:

    Just liked Jacquard on FB and thanksed them for the giveaway. Off to You Tube.


  8. Deana M Says:

    BTW… I really LIKEd Jacquard Products on FB! :)

  9. Darla Says:

    Just subscribed to Jacquard’s You Tube. I watched the indigo dye segment. Oh oh… I’m afraid I’m hooked!


  10. LaurieJay Says:

    I loved the rhinestones and the shrinky dink but I would be most inclined to try the alcohol inks on the glossy paper or glossy cardstock. I would also love to try them on vellum.

  11. Deana M Says:

    It’s funny that I just got off YouTube to read my blogs and now I’m back on YouTube watching jacquardproducts videos!! Thanks! :)

  12. Maria Says:

    LOVE the idea of tinting rhinestones. Plus, I work a lot with upcycled aluminum from soda cans, so that’s a cool idea, too.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  13. Heather T. Says:

    I love the idea of using the inks with stamps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Heather T. Says:

    I liked them on facebook and left a comment for them! :)

  15. Heather T. Says:

    I am subscribed to their youtube channel! Can’t wait to check out their clips of the inks in use!

  16. debb Says:

    I loved the idea of coloring gold leaf- something I have never tried! Also still very intrigued with the resin paper- something I know nothing about! Thank you for the opp!

  17. Jenny Says:

    Debb- I learned about resin paper in Jen Cushman’s book- here’s a link to my review: Hope this helps!

  18. Bev Says:

    How cool would tinting glass fragments be? Awesome! I also love the results shown on the resin paper, shrink plastic and the white cardstock is so vivid! So many awesome ideas and uses for this product…I think I have fallen in love with it before ever giving it a try! Thank you for sharing the awesome review.

  19. Paula Says:

    Thought I already liked Jaquard Products–now I’m fb official! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. Bev Says:

    I checked out their youtube channel and I also decided to subscribe to it. Watched a couple of videos using discharge paste and discharge additive so white can be printed without having to color the background first…totally awesome products.

  21. Bev Says:

    I liked them on Facebook and I let them know how awesome this giveaway is and also how awesome I think their Pinata inks are. I’m totally blown away with their products…definitely going to watch more videos on their youtube channel. Thanks for sharing this review on Pinata inks and for the awesome giveaway.

  22. Desiree Says:

    I loved how you colored the Frantage Fragments, but I’m very interested in something you mentioned, but didn’t demonstrate, which was using the inks with polymer clay! :)

  23. Desiree Says:

    I liked Jacquard on Facebook. :)

  24. Desiree Says:

    I am now following Jacquard on YouTube, which is exiting! I’m checking out some of their videos as I type this. :)

  25. Melissa Izquierdo Says:

    Thanks for the review/tutorial. I work with mixed media, paper and other objects. I also upcycle vintage jewelry. However, I’ve never used this type of ink. I love the fact that you can tint objects (i.e., rhinestones) that other paint won’t work with. I also was interested by the fact that it works on leather – some of my old purses need a bit of sprucing up!

  26. Charo Munoz Says:

    I could only do the first entry. I do not subscribe to YouTube but i really enjoyed watching the Jacquard videos, i want to try their dyes also, I want to tie dye, great instructions!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  27. Pat Langley Says:

    I watched U tube and subcribed. Can’t wait to view more how tos.
    I “liked” on FB
    I read the review. If they are anything like the Ranger alcohol paints I will like them because I can use them on so many things other than paper.
    I especially want to try the photo paper spritzed with ink and then thinner.

  28. Jenny Says:

    Pat- first off- in order to get 3 entries, you have to leave 3 separate comments. (The blog will select a comment at random & I don’t want you to miss out!)

    Secondly, yes- like the Ranger ones, Piñata inks are alcohol-based.

    Lastly, you do NOT want to spritz the inks with water OR “thinner.” Use blending solution (Ranger’s product) Claro Extender (Jacquard’s product) or rubbing alcohol ONLY to extend/mix/clean up. Hope this clarifies it!

  29. Noreen Says:

    I love the results you get when you blend colors. And I like that you can use them to color things that paint won’t work on.

  30. Carmen Lucero Says:

    Thanks for sharing your videos on the Pinata alcohol inks. I bought some at a store closing and still have them in my box with the rest of the “other” alcohol inks, love the different colors and vibrance. What I don’t have is the “clean up” solution, but I usually use rubbing alcohol. Thanks for the chance to win! I already like Jaquard on FB and thanked them (which I will write in the next entry :)


    Carmen L

  31. Carmen Lucero Says:

    I went to the Jaquard FB page to thank them; I already like them :)

    Thanks for the chance!


    Carmen L

  32. Carmen Lucero Says:

    I have subscribed to the Jacquard YouTube channel. Looking forward to their videos.


    Carmen L

  33. Angela LeBlanc Says:

    I love being able to use them on metal and other non-porous materials, I have seen them used on utube and have wanted to get them, unfortunately I live in a fairly rural area and our stores do not carry them.

  34. Angela LeBlanc Says:

    Was already a FB fan of Jacquard, and plan to remain that way. I am subscribed to Jacquard’s YOU TUBE channel also.

  35. Pat K Says:

    I subsribed to Jacquard on Youtube

  36. Pat K Says:

    I subscribed to Jacquard on Youtube

  37. Pat K Says:

    I like the technique of using the Jacquard alcohol inks on shrink plastic.

  38. mh Says:

    i would love to be able to stamp on and add ink to non-porous surfaces. i have an empty pail waiting for decoration and i think this would be perfect for the job. thanks!

  39. Julie H Says:

    I loved how you colored Fragments and rhinestones with the ink!

  40. Julie H Says:

    I’ve been following Jacquard on FB for a while now….

  41. Julie H Says:

    I just subscribed to Jacquard’s YouTube channel.

  42. Alena Says:

    Per your instructions, I went to the Jaquard FB page to thank them.
    Thank you very much for the chance to win.
    You are awesome!

  43. LisaAnn Says:

    I love that you used them on rhinestones and shrink plastic! That is in my future 😉

  44. LisaAnn Says:

    Like them on facebook, left a post thanking them for this giveaway on your blog :)

  45. LisaAnn Says:

    Subscribed to their youtube channel- didn’t know they had one- thanks!

  46. IRMA CONESA Says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!! I love your Piñata Inks!!! They are really awesome and the best is that they can be used on different materials!!

  47. Krisa Says:

    Subscribed on YouTube, and love the tips. I’m always looking for new ideas.

  48. Sandra Strait Says:

    I like the way you colored the Frantage Fragments. I can how that would be useful with many things.

  49. Sandra Strait Says:

    I liked Jacquard Products on Facebook (and I did thank them, because you are correct. That’s only good manners!

  50. Sandra Strait Says:

    I subscribed to Jacquard’s YouTube Channel.

  51. Kathryn Harpold Says:

    I loved the stamping portion of the video. I have used alcohol inks before but I have never used them to ink a stamp! Can’t wait to give that a try. I also enjoyed seeing you use a spray bottle for the rubbing alcohol/extender. It sparked a little idea for a swatch that I’m going to work on today. Thanks for the inspiration!

  52. Kathryn Harpold Says:

    PS I also “like”ed Jacquard on Facebook and subscribed to them on You tube. I had no idea they were just up the road from me!

  53. Valerie Says:

    Wow!! Loving these inks. I love the idea of making patterns on shrink plastic! As I do a lot with shrink plastic when I’m bored! x3

    Subscribed on Youtube as oneblackberrypie! :)

  54. Valerie Says:

    Liked on Facebook! :)

  55. Valerie Says:

    Okay, sorry one more comment. I just read that we needed 3 separate for all the entries. x3 My bad. I got excited. This one is for the youtube subscription then! :)

  56. CC in WI Says:

    Wow, do these inks look fun. I would love to win two sets. I have a friend who recently became disabled and lost her job. I would give her the second set.

  57. NWFlamingo Says:

    I think I like the color the foil idea. That is one I hadn’t noticed before.

  58. Angela M. Says:

    I love using alcohol inks with polymer clay, but I have limited experience using them with other materials. I think my favorite of the techniques you showed was the Frantage Fragments in a baggie — I’d love to give that a try. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! [Entry #1]

  59. Angela M. Says:

    I “liked” Jacquard Products on Facebook. [Entry #2]

  60. Angela M. Says:

    I subscribed to Jacquard’s YouTube Channel. [Entry #3]

  61. Krisa Says:

    Subscribed on YouTube!

  62. Krisa Says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  63. Krisa Says:

    Favorite technique is the fragment coloring- I never thought about using a Baggie to do small parts and that just brilliant!

  64. Kimberly Hellams Says:

    I love all of the techniques but my favorite is using them with my stamps.

  65. Kimberly Hellams Says:

    liked them on facebook

  66. Kimberly Hellams Says:

    subscribed to the youtube channel

  67. Carmen Says:

    I didn’t realize you could use Pinata Inks on rhinestones – that is such a neat idea!

  68. charlene Says:

    Love the colors and all your tips!

  69. charlene Says:

    I liked them on fb and mentioned you guys!

  70. Jill Says:

    I liked Jacquard on FB!

  71. Kourtney Says:

    I liked them on Facebook. Love all the great ideas.

  72. Dana Barrentine Says:

    Well we’re now facebook buddies, I forgot to mention you guys but I’ll go back and do so.

  73. Kari Cosentino Says:

    Loved the idea to use the spray bottle and to use the inks on stamps. Can’t wait to play!

  74. Jill Says:

    Love how you can alter items with these inks and how vibrant they are!

  75. Kourtney Osborn Says:

    My favorite use/technique you didn was on the rhinestones. Amazing, I can just buy them all in silver and make my own custom color to match my project. Save space too.

  76. Veronica Says:

    I’ve read your review and while I like all the techniques, I love that you can use them to color/tint rhinestones and I like how they work on the metal bottlecaps. And I love how they turned out on the glossy paper!! So vibrant!!

  77. Jill Says:

    Subscribed on YouTube!

  78. Veronica Says:

    I liked them on Facebook.

  79. Dana Johnson Says:

    Love your tips and the colors!!

  80. Kari Cosentino Says:

    Liked JP on Facebook thanks!

  81. Dana Johnson Says:

    I liked them on Facebook

  82. Veronica Says:

    I subscribed to Jacquard’s You Tube Channel.

  83. Dana Barrentine Says:

    As for your review, I think using them with stamps and/or to color velum are my favorite ideas!

  84. Mary Says:

    Love it!

  85. Maria Chuy Soto Says:

    I’m their FB friend –

  86. Maria Chuy Soto Says:

    I just subscribed to get their videos –

  87. Maria Chuy Soto Says:

    I can’t choose one technique only – for I can use all the ones you have described on your review – I can def. use this in all my crafting and jewelry designs

  88. Mary Dawn Says:

    i love that you can color clear or white embellishments with the inks!

  89. sharon Littrell Says:

    I love the idea of using this for stamping and the idea of using it on srinky dinks.

  90. sharon Littrell Says:

    Liked them on Facebook

  91. sharon Littrell Says:

    Subscribed on YouTube

  92. Jenny Jones Says:

    Love your shamrock pin tutorial. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s day. Would like to make pins for all the Holidays!

  93. Ashley Towers Says:

    For me the tinted micah was the coolest!! It’s like natural glitter!!

  94. Ashley Towers Says:

    Just became a Facebook fan of Jacquard Products! :-)

  95. Ashley Towers Says:

    And am now subscribed to thier You Tube channel! Can’t wait to take in some inspiration!

  96. Nicole Fink Says:

    Loved all of the techniques you used in your review, but especially loved the way you can apply color to things like rhinestones. I admit, I always think of ink as something that is only used for stamping, but seeing all these other techniques gives me tons of new ideas! I was wondering, I use stamps on wood to make personalized pendants. I know you say these are better on glossy surfaces…but would they work on something like that?

  97. Tanya P Says:

    Wow, so many great uses for this!! Love them all actually.My favorite is the technique of using them on beads and rhinestones!!

  98. stacie Says:

    Love these products!!!

  99. Jenny Says:

    Nicole- if you sealed the wood first- like with a little Mod Podge or spray sealer- they would keep the ink from seeping into the wood grain and “bleeding”- so yes, with a little prep!

  100. Debbie Rogers Says:

    Liked the use on different items, going to try the rhinestone and bead dyeing. Especially for when I need a special color to finish a project.

    I liked Jacquard on FB and also subscribed to their YouTube channel.

  101. Rebecca Helton Says:

    Hi! Faboo giveaway, indeed! I really like the idea of using the inks to tint polymer clay. I’m new to pc and have been doing some research and soaking up all the ideas I can. :)

  102. Rebecca Helton Says:

    I have “liked” the Jacquard Products page and thanked them as suggested. :)

  103. Rebecca Helton Says:

    I am now subscribed to the jacquardproducts channel on Youtube under the screen name madebymidnight. :)

  104. Joyce Says:

    Oh man I can hardly wait to find these to try them. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color intensity!

  105. Jen Hathaway Says:

    I love the technique of using the alcohol inks to tint liquid polymer clay…it opens up SO many creative options!

  106. Kelly Says:

    Love the metal leaf tinting,the shamrock pin is awesome!

  107. Barbara Moore Says:

    I liked how you put the little pieces in a plastic bag along with the inks to coat them.

  108. Barbara Moore Says:

    I “liked” Jacquard products on Facebook and left them a comment.

  109. Barbara Moore Says:

    I’ve subscribed to Jacquard Products on YouTube!

  110. Adele Michelsen Says:


    I love the idea of being able to dye things like metal, but I’m really excited to try out the Pinata dyes on some plastic spinning fiber that other dyes won’t work on.

    I’m already a fan of Jaquard Products on Facebook but I just subscribed to their YouTube.

    Thanks so much for this give-away… cool contest.

  111. Jen Hathaway Says:

    I liked jacquard on Facebook!

  112. Jen Hathaway Says:

    I subscribed to jacquard’s YouTube channel!

  113. eva sherman Says:

    I am now friends with Jacquard! woo hoo!!!

  114. Juliann aka The Sick Chick Says:

    I read the review when it came out, not sure how I missed the giveaway part :) I think the most interesting use would be in tinting polymer clay.

  115. Juliann aka The Sick Chick Says:

    I already follow them on You Tube, they’re a great company :)


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