This is my first blog post on Scraps of Color. I’m not sure if I’m more nervous or excited. Actually, in this moment, I think I’m more “envious” of the lucky ladies that were at the Scraps of Color Retreat in Atlanta this past weekend!
I want say a BIG THANK YOU for the warm welcomes that I received upon joining the Scraps of Color Blog Creative Team. There are some truly talented ladies on this team and I hope that I do not disappoint.
What I created to share with you is a card using one of my favorite techniques – Adirondack Dye Ink Watermark Resist. I learned this technique at Ranger University and it has remained one of my favorite “go to” techniques. Something about it just says “wow!”
Supplies: Ranger Watermark Resist; Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Olive, Saffron, Sienna; Rubbernecker stamps: Kiyana, Hope You Dance Text; My Mind’s Eye Blackbird “Big Dot”; Paper Accents Black cardstock; DCWV Olive cardstock; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Kaiser Craft Pearls; Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B; Heat-it Craft Tool; brayer.
Here’s the technique:
- Stamp image with Watermark Resist Ink Pad on Gloss Paper.
- Dry ink with Heat-it Craft Tool for a few seconds only.
- Brayer over image with various colors of Adirondack Dye Ink.
- Repeat with additional layers working ink into the cardstock.
- Lightly wipe off excess ink from Gloss Paper with paper towel. This will create a batik-like effect.