A place to show all my "ink works" and it's my paradise I'm sharing with you.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
These tags were all techniques that at least I knew about beforehand. But, as you know, I still managed to learn something new about each one of them! The first one (left) is watercoloring with distress reinkers. I didn't know those things (reinkers) don't ever dry out. Just didn't think about it, but I am learning lots about ink. The stamping is done with archival ink on watercolor paper. I love how it came out. When I opened my palette of ink, I wasn't very surprised to find all the ink was still liquid - I previously thought they probably all dried up! But Tim said------ and he was right!! And he said a tiny bit went a long way and he sure was right! now I know why I had so much trouble when I tried to color Tilda with the distress. I used about 100 times too much ink! The middle tag is to show a custom cut and dry felt stamp pad. This is a hero arts stamp that I adore when its stamped with a lot of colors - just didn't want to take that much time very often. So I now have a stamp pad to reink the stamp and it will come out like what you are seeing. The stamp is a bit larger than the tag. I have lots of reinkers, just not all of them! yet!! The last tag (right) is colored with distress sprays. I still had several made (some even with perfect pearls), so you spray, dry the tag and then put a mask over it and spray again. Having gone mask crazy when I first discovered them (reinkers), I had several to choose from! Are you getting the idea that I am a Tim Holtz junkie? Well, I am!!! Am hoping to get that next birthday card made this weekend. I am going to a stitching retreat this weekend, so I won't be posting until I get back. DH is probably thrilled to have some time to himself!! I can guarantee it will be very quiet without my constant chatter!! Hugs to you all, Barb F
Nearing 70, a great grandmother and just now turning into a crafter, I found that it is fun to share my scrapbooking type crafts with others. I am always organizing even though I am pretty good about putting things away after I use them. Guess that will be my epitaph, she was an organizer and a scrapbooker/cardmaker.