Monday, April 9, 2018

Re-Inkers Background

Today I have a super fun card to share with you as well as a mini tutorial for creating a splatter background using re-inkers.

To create my background I:
  • Dropped ink from Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Re-inkers and Broken China Distress Oxide Re-inkers in a random pattern on Watercolor Paper
  • Using my Tim Holtz spritzer tool I blew the inks around my paper till I liked the splatter pattern
  • I laid these aside to dry (Note: I found that it took quite a while for these to dry completely, even with the help of a heat tool. You may want to consider leaving them over night if you try this technique.)
  • When my panels were dry,  I used my Tim Holtz splatter brush and applied some black paint spatters over top

Since I decided to go for a fun card, I incorporated a different fold into the design for even greater interest!  To create my card I:
  • Cut my splatter background into 2 1/2 x 4 inch pieces and matted it on black card stock
  • Scored and folded my 4 1/4 by 11 inch piece of white card stock at the 2 3/4 and 8 1/4 line and attached my splatter pieces to the top and bottom
  • Stamped one of the birds and two sentiments from the Bird Crazy set (Tim Holtz) in Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko)
  • Colored my bird with Prismacolor Pencils
  • Dies cut my bird with the Circle Nestabilites (Spellbinders) and layered it on coordinating a Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders
  • Using a Sharpie marker I added some faux stitching lines around my main image and adhered just the top portion to my card

  • I decorated the left side with a piece of Washi Tape and added a sentiment from a Bible Journaling set (American Crafts)
  • I created a two tone effect by inking the stamp with Broken China Distress Ink first and then bouncing my Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink around the edges before stamping

I hope this card inspires you to try create something fun today! After your finished, be sure to stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff your projects that include a few products from the companies Cropstop carries in the store! Happy Crafting!


missgailly said...

Cool technique. I’ll have to try this. Love the card!

sarascloset said...

This is such a great result from a very imaginative technique!