I received a few comments and questions on how I did the background for this card
so today I'll show you the steps in a pictorial because I'm not proficient with videotaping.
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Using an ink blending tool, apply several colors of distress/dye ink on the surface
of white card stock. I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade
distress inks and Papertrey Ink's Simply Chartreuse. Dye inks work well,
but Distress inks are specially formulated to react with water.
Spray a liberal amount of water on your stencil and place it on the inked surface.
Press down lightly on the stencil. You should see some of the color start to
disappear beneath the stencil.
Gently lift up the stencil. You can use the corner of a damp paper towel to pick up
some of the excess water that pooled up on your card, or you can leave it as is.
I tend to be a bit impatient so I use my heat tool to dry off the water. Make sure the piece
is completely dry, especially if you plan to stamp on the surface, or do some
heat embossing as the embossing powder will stick to water.
Keep in mind that you will always get different results, depending on
how much water you spray on the stencil, and how much color is taken away.
Just practice until you like what you see. It's a forgiving technique and there's
no right or wrong way of doing it. Have fun and let the stencil and water do the work.
If you do try this, share a link to your card in the comments section below.
I'd love to see your results!
Thanks so much for stopping by.