Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Today is the sketch challenge at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. Here is the sketch for this week:
I’ve been wanting to do the Re-inker spread technique for a while now and this stamp set has always been my favorite for this technique. I’m really bummed to see Fifth Avenue Floral #113734 $24.95 on the retired list. It will be missed.
If you have never done the Re-inker spread technique it is very simple to do but does require some drying time. First you will need Shimmery White card stock #101910 $7.95 or watercolor card stock #122959 $4.95. I used the Shimmery White card stock because it gives the flowers a little bit of shimmer; which is very pretty. Next you will need to emboss your outline image onto the card stock using Versamark and White embossing powder. After you have embossed your image you will spray it really well with water; the more puddles of water the better. Next take a few different colors of re-inkers (I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose) and put a drop onto your plastic stamp box. Now take an Aqua Painter #103954 $16.95 and pick up some re-inker and touch the pools of water and watch the re-inker spread. I always start with the center using the lighter colors and working my way out to the outer edges going darker in colors. If your water begins to dry just give your Aqua Painter a squeeze and let some of that water go over your stamped image. You will either want to heat set this or let it air dry. You can dab it with a paper towel or napkin to get off some of the excess water and speed the drying time.
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz (Retiring), Shimmery White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight Re-inkers, Versamark
SS: Fifth Avenue Floral, Petite Pairs
Accessories: White Embossing powder, heat tool, Decorative Label punch, Crimper (retiring) Blossom Petals Builder punch (for the leaves on the rose), sponge, Big Shot, Polka Dotted impressions folder
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