A new week, a new challenge! This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we are all sharing our favorite techniques. This was a no brainer for me – I had to share the idea I discovered earlier this summer! I learned about stamping with archival then blending distress inks over (and how the archival will show through – cool!) from Tim Holtz. The part I discovered, was that you can then spritz with dylusions spray and watch as those droplets of color take over! It was an accidental squirt of mist that caused this happy discovery- I suppose I cuold argue that this is why being messy is a good thing. *wink*
The only catch here is that this works on Ranger’s gloss paper, and on any other paper I can’t make promises. It doesn’t work on photo paper that I have – if you have some random gloss paper give it a go and try! If it works, please be sure and let me know.
Here’s a list of the supplies I used:
1. Stamp with archival ink(s) on Ranger gloss paper
2. blend distress inks over it
3. Mist with dylusions
4. Use background as base of your project!
It is so easy – gotta love that!
Here’s my finished card – I just love how this looks and how much possibility is here. I’ll definitely be doing fall and winter holiday projects with this technique.
Want to actually see my how-to? Here is a video I made a while back (same technique, different project):
I do love a good creative accident!
Remember you can make ANYTHING crafty that you’d like to join in the challenge! The only real rule is just that you in some way be inspired by the challenge – everyone is welcome. To be entered [Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 voucher- randomly drawn!] you just need to participate + link up! You can get all the details at the blog here.