Monday, July 18, 2016

Polished stone

Hi everyone! It's my turn to host the project of the week over at The House That Stamps Built. Today I'm going to be doing an old technique but twisting it up with pigment inks.

First of all, gather your supplies. You will need:
1. Pigment inks - I used colorbox petal point inks which I think most of us have.
2. Rubbing Alcohol (that is what is in the purple spray bottle below)
3. Cotton Balls/Pads
4. Glossy paper (I also tried this out on some photo printer paper that was glossy and it worked just fine.)

I did this on my craft mat so that I could go over the entire surface of the paper.

Using two of the colors in the container I randomly stamped it onto the glossy paper. Then I took cotton pad and saturated it with alcohol and blended it together. I tended to pounce the pad around instead of rubbing so that it wouldn't become a muddy mess.

 Below is what I ended up with.

Once dry, I adhered it onto a white card base and finished my card.

Here is the final result. I used Repeat Impressions 8503-U, Moments Quartet stamps to create this card. Butterflies are stamped three times and colored with Copic's. One of them is fussy cut out and I also added a bit of craft wire for the antenna.

That's it, pretty easy and you don't need to drag out your alcohol inks do this either. I love the results you can get using the pigment inks you have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Donna said...

What a gorgeous subtle background!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty card Laurie and thanks for the explanation! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Glittered Paws said...

Great tutorial - I've never done this with pigment inks - always dye - going to have to try this as I love the soft background.

Cheri said...

I don't believe I've ever heard of this technique, Laurie. It's gorgeous. I must give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

I wasn't able to comment on The House blog on this project, so I hopped on over to say how pretty your card turned out. Love the background. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. I don't have any alcohol inks, so this would be one I could actually do! Thanks for the inspiration.