Kristina Werner’s Modified Ink Smooshing Technique

I really wanted to try Kristina Werner’s ink smooshing technique, but I honestly couldn’t do it without modifying the technique.

Here’s the link to Kristina’s video:

I used Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th and Simon Says Stamp set you matter and the matching “You” die.

I started with 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ watercolor paper and a piece of acetate to smoosh with.  You’ll need a water sprayer and some distress ink colors for this process and a piece of acetate.  I stamped my images with Versafine Onyx Black and then used Ranger clear embossing powder and heat set them.  I used fired brick, ripe persimmon, mowed lawn, mustard seed,  spiced marmalade and crushed olive inks from Distress ink as well as Real Red from Stampin’ Up.

I used the acetate to move the ink around but had some issues with it and modified the technique to include using a paint brush to also move the ink.

You need to put the ink on the acetate and add some water and then combine them with a brush and push the acetate onto the water color paper.  I used 140 lb Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper.

I liked the end result and added some Nuvo orange crystal drops to my background for added interest and used black Pico Irresistible on the word You.  I attached it with a Xyron machine that created the You into a sticker.

Carol Held’s video with her hidden tape technique.  Thanks, Carol for letting me use it!

I used green leave washi tape on the envelope and covered the foam under my watercolor paper layer like Carol Held’s video.

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