Hi there. I decided to try this technique after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire, quite recently actually. I used a heart stamp by Creative Expressions called Heart of Blossoms which I only got recently to make anniversary cards with.
I started the technique following Jennifer's instructions, by covering a piece of white card with a very thick layer of Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean. When it was dry using my Misti I inked the stamp up with a paler colour of Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade which I then spritzed with a little water and stamped on to the inked card, but when it dried it was really difficult to see the outline of the image. The stamp that she used was more of a mandala shape geometrical stamp with more open space which perhaps was more suited the technique, and I thought maybe if I coloured in the flowers they would show up better so I used a waterbrush to bleach out some of the blue and added more Squeezed Lemonade Oxide ink to the larger flowers and also a bit of ordinary Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch to the smaller ones, and then some Carved Pumpkin Oxide to the centres of he flowers. This did look slightly better but still wasn't sure I liked it.
Finally I put the piece of card back in the Misti which luckily still had the stamp attached to it, and inked it with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink and this has given the image more structure. I then added a sentiment using the same blue ink. This is obviously not the same techique as demonstrated by Jennifer, but still something I have never done before so a partial success.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Close to Nature.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes/ Optional Twist Mainly Blue.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 291 Anything Goes.