Saturday, 10 April 2010

Getting Inky

It being the school Easter holidays, not much crafting is getting done at Hands and Heart, but I did steal a few minutes this afternoon and had fun getting messy. More messy than I intended as I accidentally stained my hands shocking pink (Adirondack Cranberry colourwash) when I tipped out rather more than I meant to...
I have wanted to have a go at resist stamping since I read a great tutorial about it by Christi Snow in issue 12 of Creative Cardmaking. Her technique is to stamp the image with Versamark, emboss in white and then apply the ink/colourwash over the image with a cloth for a vibrant effect.
Through my experimentation I found that using plain smooth cardstock and gently rubbing over the colour gave the best effect. I want to make a birthday card for my about-to-be-a-teenager niece so I'm going to continue playing with this technique with other stamps.


  1. LOL I wonder how long you will have shocking pink fingers for? I can sympathise I ended up much the same way after an alchol ink workshop. We'll want to see your finished card so don't forget to post.

  2. Lol about the pink hands! (It's a fab colour though) Funny, I was thinking of having a go at something like this today after seeing a suggestion to stamp with white paint and then ink over it.