Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and have a lot of new crafty goodies to play with!! Today I’m sharing a video demonstrating ink smooshing with an acrylic block. I love how this technique keeps the ink contained yet you still get a lot of play between the colors! I hope you check it out below!
[TT Video] Ink Smooshing with an Acyrlic Block by Channin
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Card 1: First, I inked up an acrylic block with a rainbow of Waffle Flower inks (
You Said What
Oh Happy Day
Happy Go Lucky
). I then misted the block with water and then pressed the block onto a panel of water color paper and left it to dry. Once dry I repeated the process and ink smooshed again directly on top of the section I did earlier. I did this so I had fewer white areas. Once the second layer was dry I stamped the balloon strings, balloons, and a sentiment from the
Balloon Messages Stamp Set
in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then smooshed
Peace of Mind Dye Ink
on my acrylic block and misted it with water and then used the watered down ink to paint a shadow around the balloons. Lastly, I took a white gel pen to outline the sentiment and add glares to the balloons.
Card 2: I followed a very similar process for this card. I just positioned the stamps differently, used the solid balloon, and didn’t outline the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by! ~Channin Products:
You Said What Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink My Pleasure Dye Ink Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink Chirp Chirp Dye Ink Peace of Mind Dye Ink Balloon Messages Stamp Set