Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stamp #483 Flourishes

It was so much fun to try these two new techniques.  I have been seeing the “smooshing” technique where you use several colors of ink, moisten them and then apply to an acrylic block or sheet and smoosh it down onto your cardstock.

When Simon Says posted Work It Wednesday post of Rainbows I knew I wanted to try this technique.  I’ve also seen a couple of videos of using rubber cement, as the mask, recently and wanted to try that.  I had to sign my life away to purchase the $1.89 bottle of rubber cement.  LOL  Seriously, I had to show my drivers license at Target to purchase it. 

What I did.  I used my MISTI to line up the stamps from FLOURISHES.  I inked up with Ranger Archival ink and then colored in with Distress markers and shadowed in with a water brush.  Next step, DRY IT with my heat tool.  I then covered over the rose image with rubber cement using a paint brush.  DRY IT again.  Next I took mini ranger distress ink pads and smeared the colors I wanted in a rainbow pattern on my craft mat but left a little space between so they wouldn’t get muddied when I sprayed them.  Using a fine spray mist I misted the colors I had laid down.  Then took my acrylic block and smooshed it over the wet inks and pushed it down onto my water color paper.  Oh yes, I first sprayed my paper with a bit of a light mist.  after drying it once again, I simply rubbed off the rubber cement.  Look at the soft outline around the flower from the wet inks.  Isn’t it pretty?  I will do both these techniques again.

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  1. You come right up to the head of the class, Ms. Janeen, and show everyone how you ACED these techniques with this stunning card!! Go you to finger it all out just by observing others in Blogland! Both your masking and your smooshing are perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. This is beautiful Janeen. Gorgeous colors.

  3. So what did you think of the rubber cement???? Did it work well for you? How long did it take to dry? Did you enjoy the process? This is beautiful!!!! I love everything about it!!! Pretty watercolor!

  4. This is really lovely. Great color choices for the smooshing. It's been a while since I tried the rubber cement. Might have to break it out again soon. Hugs!

  5. So now they card you for rubber cement huh? My rubber cement story is a riot. I think I posted it to my blog before but it is worth dusting off and trotting out again. Anyway, love this card. Love how the rubber cement made a nice mask so your flower didn't get smooshed.