Hi everyone! This week we have a great challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, showcasing favourite techniques. I hope you can play along with us, and don't miss all the inspiration from the design team.
There are so many techniques that I love, so I really can’t pick a favorite. Instead, I did a watercolour background with Distress Inks, which is one of the techniques I use the most; I just love the unexpected results you get with this technique. Smear distress inks on your craft sheet, mist with water and dip or drag your cardstock into this. If you are happy with the result leave it (it usually looks even better when it has dried), if you want more colour, dry with a heat gun and re-dip into the ink. Sometimes I mist the paper with water first, that helps the colours to blend even more. This technique works best with watercolour paper, or, for example, manila cardstock. Every time I have left over distress inks on my craft sheet, I take a piece of scrap watercolour paper and drag it through the mix.
Here I used the new Summer Distess Inks (Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean) and the result looked like a landscape from high above. I added just a bit of stamping to the background, not wanting to cover too much of it up. The stamping was done with Mowed Lawn, Salty Oceans and Frayed Burlap. The edges of the watercolour paper were distressed and then stitched to the cardstock base which was also sanded around the edges.
I am looking forward to seeing all the challenge contributions featuring techniques! Remember that one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamps, and can do some fun shopping.
Thank you for visiting! Have a great week!
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Remnants, Warehouse District, Ultimate Grunge, Tiny Textures Inks: Distress Ink: Summer Seasonal, Frayed Burlap; Adirondack alcohol ink: Sailboat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper; Versfine Onyx Black; Stazon Jet Black
Other: Ranger Shrink Plastic, Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz idea-ology game spinners, tiny attacher; MME Celebrate baker's twine; Zing clear embossing powder; Core'dinations Distress cardstock; watercolour paper; old dictionary paper