Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yay!!!.....and Not Yay.

Layout: "I'll Be in the Garden...where else?"
Yay!: I had super fun playing with re-inkers on this layout for August's STAIN class...

Layer 1: Rub various distress ink colours onto cardstock using blending foam (i used wild honey and crushed olive). Spritz with some water and some stamp cleaner. Dab to blend

Layer 2: While layout is still a little damp, squeeze drops of ink from re-inker bottles (i used vintage photo and forest moss) at the top of the inked area and let it drip down. (This is like what Donna Downey does with paint on her inspiration journals - it's called 'drippage'). Spritz water on ink as it drips down to blend.

Finish off with stamping various images, embossing, adding twine, distress stickles for mud, lettering....oh yeah, and photos!

Yay!: I managed to hide a photo behind the main photo. See?Yay!: All my favourite Purple Onion Stamps....plus my favourite Ali Edwards Technique Tuesdays one
Not so Yay: Would you believe I never got to teach the class at all??!! ('cos of scheduling and other demands, Shirley had to help me teach all the classes - Thanks Shir Shir!)....oh well, hope you guys had fun! Wanted so much to see you drip drip drip the ink and get messy!

I'll just have to do this again in another class! haha!


Peggy said...

Wow, this is sooooo vibrant!!! Awesome ... truly awesome!
xxx Peggy

~Sasha Farina~ said...

you and ink = match made in heaven!

Wendy Kwok said...

Wow.. one of your dirty LOs... amazing textures and inking! Love it