Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Embossed Reinker Spread card

Today's card was made with a technique called "Embossed Reinker Spread".  It was originally demonstrated at a Stampin' Up! regional in Seattle in 2009.  I can give you some basic instructions, but if you just Google the above title, you will find lots of samples and videos on this technique.  It's really pretty simple - but oh so pretty!
 From Millan.Net
So here it is - what do you think?
Stamps:  Secret Garden, Trust God
Card stock:  Shimmer White, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana
Ink:  Coastal Cabana ink pad, VersaMark; Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay re-inkers; Wild Wasabi marker
Ribbon:  Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Other:  Clear Emboss Powder, Aqua Painter, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stripes Embossing Folder, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals.

From Millan.Net  From Millan.Net  From Millan.Net
To do the technique, you need an open outline image.
1. I stamped the flowers from Secret Garden in VersaMark ink on Shimmer White card stock (this card stock works the best for this technique) and embossed with clear emboss powder.
2. Fill a misting bottle with water, an Aqua Painter with water, and have a paper towel ready.
3.  Choose 2-3 re-inker colors and put a few drops of each separately in a paint tray or other plastic tray.  (You can use the lid from a Cool Whip container.)
4. Spritz the embossed image with water until it is saturated and there are pools of water in the embossed areas.
5.  Moving quickly, dip the Aqua Painter into your darkest color of ink and lightly tap it into a pool of water on the image.  You only have to touch it once - the re-inker will spread across the pool of water.
6. Wipe any excess water from the Aqua Painter on the paper towel and then do your lighter color.
7.  Continue until entire image is colored.
8.  Set aside and let dry well.
9. When dry, cut out the image and use it on your card as desired.
Just be forewarned - this technique will make you gasp out loud with delight!  It's soooo cool!  It makes me look like a "real" painter!

From Millan.Net
Here is another card I did a few years ago with this same technique.  Everything on this card has retired, but the same technique was used.
I haven't been able to part with this card because I love how it looks!
 From Millan.Net
So why don't you give this technique a try?  I think once you try it, you'll be hooked!

Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom 
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