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.