Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spreading Ink Flowers

I just MIGHT have gotten this technique figured out.  We were going to do the Spreading Ink Technique at our Team Meeting tonight (it got cancelled due to low registration because our fearless leader, Tamye, is in Orlando on the incentive trip) ......I was suppose to help run the meeting, and figured I better try this technique YET AGAIN, to see if I could do it.

I followed the tutorial on our demonstrator website and achieved a bit more success.  I think the trick is to remember to dab the ink onto the soaked paper - use the aqua painter to brush the water on instead of just spritzing the paper with water.  I also used glossy paper for the first time.  I've tried regular card stock and shimmer card stock in the past.

Also - I like the above flower best (I created 4) - and I think it's because I used only one colour so there was no chance for "mud" to form.

Because I created the 4 flowers, I used this Poppy Parade one on the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Again - I used just the one colour.

I'm frantically getting ready for my All Occasion Card Stack this weekend.....hope you've got some excitement planned for the near future - something to look forward to.
Thanks for visiting for a while.


Joanne Herbert said...

Hi Joan, I love your work! Please visit my blog . I have an award for you. Kind Regards Jo

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh! I love your card. The colors are so pretty, and you've mastered the technique. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tara Bourgoin said...

Such a pretty card... I love it! That technique is really gorgeous! I really like all the embossing on the Poppy Parade one. :)

Tui Nathan said...

This is such a stunning technique ... and you have executed it beautifully Joan ... I love both these cards, they are full of colour and texture, but I really really love the blue card with the doily in the background!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!