Hi everyone! I am so excited to share my very first Design Team project with you! I was shown this technique of using ink and water by a couple of fantastic ladies here on CC. It is so simple and effective that I want to share it with everyone. I also created a video of the process that shows just how easy it is!
- Distress Stain (I used Broken China but you can use any colour you like)
- White cardstock
- Craft mat or alternative (I use a silicone baking sheet)
- Squirt bottle with water
- Fairy Card –
– This & That ‘Graceful’ Echo Park
- Clear Arts Stamps
- Whale Card –
– Summertime Echo Park
- CTMH – ‘Ocean Treasures’ Stamp set
To start the project you want to lay down your darkest section first. Dab your ink directly onto your sponge and apply to your paper in the width you would like. Keep inking and dabbing until you have the colour you would like.
Continue by adding more ink to your mat and more water to the ink. The more water you add to the ink the lighter it will become. If you go to light you can go back over a section with a little more ink. Have fun and play with it! There is not right or wrong!
You can let your paper air dry or use your heat tool to dry it. The paper will curl but I just flatten it down under something heavy once it has dried. Then use your beautiful new paper to create whatever your little heart desires! I made two cards with mine.