Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lovely Roses

Hi everyone!   Here is a card I made using the Re-inker Spread Technique created and generously shared by Crystal French.  It's such a fun technique to do and I've include the instructions below for you.   I found it's really important to use the Shimmery white cardstock as the water pools really nicely on it and after it's dry you can see the shimmer through the paint....totally fun! 

The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral and the leaves are from Autumn Spendor.  The sentiment is retired.  I used the Tulip Frame Embossing folder and it's always a perfect addition to any card!  I was thinking after I'd finished this card that I should have embossed the photo corners too.

Embossed Reinker Spread Technique by Crystal French
  1. Stamp an outline image with white craft ink or Versamark onto Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Sprinkle with white/black embossing powder and pour excess back into container.
  3. Heat with heat gun until powder melts; let cool.
Now you're ready to go ahead with the "Reinker Spread Technique

Reinker Spread Technique:
  1. Choose 3 colors of Classic reinker. Put a drop of each reinker in separate well in a paint tray. 
  2. Have a misting bottle filled with water, an aqua-painter and a paper towel ready.
  3. Spray the embossed shimmery cardstock with water until it is saturated and there are pools of water in the embossed areas.
  4. Moving quickly, dip the aqua painter into the darkest color of reinker and tap it into a pool of water on the embossed image. The reinker will spread across the pool of water. For the best results, start in the center of a flower or the edge of the image to allow the reinker to flow across the image.
  5. Reapply reinker after each dip and continue with the same color as desired
  6. Clean the aqua painter and start with the second and then the third color.

Here's a sample of other colours I used, the half rose on the left is done with only Calypso Coral and I just played with different intensities....pretty eh!  The half rose on the right turned out so cool, I couldn't believe the way the colours mixed together, beautiful shades of pink, blues and this one! 

I love the soft colours of the samples below's amazing what it looks like as you're doing the technque and then it looks different yet again once it's dried.

The rose below shows how your painted piece will look before it's cut out....not that great looking but once you've cut it out and mounted it on your card with dimensionals, it's totally fantastic!
 Just a little tip from me to you....and this is what I've learned to do {g} when I'm stamping flowers, I usually stamp a whole sheet and then when I paint them, I jot down on my flower what colour combos I've used, then when it comes time to use them to make a card, I don't have to rely on my ever fading memory and it's super easy to match up colours.

I really hope you give this Wow technique a try, it's really fun and easy and so impressive in real life!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy