Welcome to a Monday with Tips and Tutes over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.
Today I’m going to smoosh some ink, and I hope you’ll join in and have some fun.
Get ready, you don’t need much to play.
You need: 3-4 Distress ink pads, spray bottle with water and some paper.
I have die cut a tag out of pretty cheap watercolor paper,
but I know this works on other kind of paper too, so try it out what you like best!
It’s good if it not get flimsy when it become a bit wet.
Scribble your inkpads on a plastic surface. I’ve used my craft teflon sheet.
Mist water until you see the ink pearl.
Smoosh your paper (tag) into the colors.
And have a look. Yum! I dried this with my heat gun.
And smooshed again in the ink – and dried it.
Smooshed and draged a few times more. You don’t have to dry it in between every time you smoosh, you can just try a variation. To get more “spots” try drying it and smoosh again.
This is what it looked when I was satisfied after a bunch of smooshing in the ink.
And I couldn’t hold back from my mist bottles so I splashed a few drops of Glimmer Mist over the colored part to add some shimmer. Unscrew the top and use the “straw” inside to drip or splash some ink randomly (Note – I don’t mist the color on).
And this is the piece when I’m ready.
Sheep and leaves are mounted on 3D foam.
Hope you want to give it a try – it’s nothing but FUN FUN FUN!
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Cheap watercolor paper
Tools: Tag (Tim Holtz)
Medium: Distress Ink & Glimmer Mist. (Sheep is colored with Copics, Leaves colored with watercolor)