I recently had the pleasure to go to a class given by Jennifer McGuire. This week, I'll show you a technique she taught us then. This technique is also explained by Tim Holtz in his book: A Compendium of Curiosities, on page 37.
Here is my example:
Tools and Supplies
- White cardstock
- Acrylic paint – I used the Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber from Ranger – the effect is really nice because of the pearlescent finish of the paint.
- Distress Inks of your choice
- Ink Blending Tool and foam pads for the various ink colors.
- Stamp – I used « Floral Accolade » from Hero Arts (No CG187)
- Craft Sheet (Ranger)
- Cover the stamp with paint
- Print the design on the cardstock, let dry
- When dry, apply Distress Inks – start off the piece and gradually color onto the cardstock, to cover the entire piece. You can use several colors.
- Use a baby wipe to wipe off the surface, but do so gently as the ink will lift off the cardstock if you insist too much. You only want to clean the painted design.
- Voilà! All that is left to do is finish your piece. I made several ATC’s, but this technique can as well be used for greeting cards and scrapbook embellishment pieces.
Now, IT'S YOUR TURN!
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For an illustrated and printable version of this technique, follow this link.