Day 4 was about techniques with distress re-inkers.
|1) watercolour with reinkers (left)|
(2) - messed up & not shown!)
3) custom stamp pad (right)
2) Layered misting - I love Tim's example, but I really couldn't get on with this one at all - I think I need a lot more practice!! I wasn't sure why the final spray seeped under the stencil (& I also tried it with an adhesive mask - same problem!) Tim has kindly answered my question about it so I'll have to have another play ... * (see update below)
3) Custom stamp pad - I really enjoyed this one as well & loved how it turned out!! I couldn't wait for the Cut N Dry felt I ordered (its come now!), so I used double-sided adhesive to stick a piece of felt onto the grey side of some Cut N Dry foam. I only used 3 of my re-inkers - dusty concord, tumbled glass & dried marigold & I was surprised how colourful the bird stamped out. I also used the same custom pad to randomly ink up the sprigs at the bottom. Really pleased!! Hopefully the custom pad will last for a while... I made one last December for one of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 (Day 3) & kept it in a sealable plastic bag - the custom random pad is still full of ink!
Thanks to Tim's advice (light mist, allow to soak in, another light mist) & his advice to another misting question to mist from further away, I have managed a passable attempt at layered misting ... thanks Tim!
Back soon with day 5! Kay