Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Layers of Ink - A Blending Technique

Hello, welcome to my blog! 
I have two cards to share with you today. I love ink blending but for these cards I took it just a step further. 
Both were done the same way using the same colors, but the fun of this layering ink technique is that no two cards will look the same! 

I began with Bristol Smooth white card stock, and added a light layer of inking in Twisted Citron and Tumbled glass Distress Oxide inks. Next I stamped and embossed clear the leaf images over the inked panel.

 Lastly, I added deeper shades of the first inks, plus Peacock Feathers over the first inking, and spatters of ink and water. I achieved a wonderful textured background rich in color variations. 
The second card has even more depth of color and the embossed resist design highlights the image details.

The leaf images are from PTI's Meadow Greens stamps. Sentiments are from PTI Inspired Prayer, and  WPlus9 Modern Pansies.

I have to say, the second card is my favorite. You know I love my sequins!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word! These are two of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! I'm completely stunned, Cindy. Don't even know what to say. I'd like to pin both of them, but I don't see an option. Maybe on my desktop I'll be able to do it. You've just taken my breath away!

3kidmama said...

Found your card on pinterest and had to come read how you make it. It's just gorgeous! I love the soft colors your achieved with the resist technique - and I tend to forget we can start by coloring yardstick before clear embossing and then adding more color. Just a Stunning card! Thanks for blogging it!

kim said...

I am so happy to have found your cards. They gave my heart the biggest smile. OMGoodness! They sure are beautiful. The recipients are ever so lucky.