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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Playing With Reinkers

My Just For Fun classes have come round again and a couple of my ladies had requested that we use reinkers and revisit the baby wipe technique. Well, it's always good to revisit techniques but I also didn't want anyone to get bored. With this in mind I planned 4 cards around using reinkers but only one uses the baby wipe technique.
The card designs are extremely simple, although the ladies can change them up to something which pleases them. It's more about them getting to try different things than the finished cards. I try to bear in mind the rising cost of postage too so that the cards are very simply layered without bulk.
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As I said, the cards are very simple. Here is the first card, the baby wipe technique.
You make an ink pad out of baby wipes by dropping ink from bottles of reinkers on to them and then using the 'pad' with your rubber stamps. The sentiment is a retired stamp from Sale-a-bration, die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits, the other stamps are from Lovely As A Tree.
On the second card we did a resist technique.
Usually you would stamp and heat emboss with either clear or white embossing powder. After that you can add ink to your project and the embossed area will resist the ink.
I say usually as we didn't heat emboss at all. Instead we used the Woodland embossing folder to emboss watercolour paper then covered the raised area (in this case, trees) in white crayon. We followed this by 'flooding' the area in between the trees with water then added reinker with a brush. The ink seemed to float on the water until it dried out giving a lovely graded effect. A touch of fine tip glue and dazzling diamonds glitter before finishing with a sentiment and cute stamped and die cut deer (both from the Carols For Christmas bunde).
Our third card was different again. The background was created using marbles. Yes, I did say marbles!
Three drops of Bermuda Bay in an empty stamp case with some marbles. Put the lid on and roll the marbles around in the box. Open the box, stick a piece of gloss card into one side of the box, put the lid back on and roll the marbles around again. This time the marbles will have rolled the ink over the card.
A little ribbon, a metallic doily and a sentiment from the Pop of Paradise stamp set and we're done!
Now to our final card. We did the spotlight technique, colouring the images with reinker which is mixed with rubbing alcohol. The ink dries very quickly and blend well. The stamp set is Vintage Leaves.
So, four very different techniques, all using reinkers. Have you tried them all? My ladies hadn't. Why not try them for yourself.
Hope you're having a good weekend and manage to get some crafty time.
Lesley x

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