I can’t believe it is nearly the end of April already, but the good news is that means it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing the Floating Re-Inker Watercolor Technique, which is a lot of fun to do. Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team have come up with, I know you will not be disappointed.
Now you may be wondering what the Floating Re-Inker Watercolor Technique is, well it is a fun technique that you have no control over lol. I started by white heat embossing the flower on Shimmery White card and then spritzed the card with water. You want to wet the card enough that the ink will run when you apply it but don’t saturate it, just enough water so that you get small pools inside the embossed area. Then it is a case of picking up a small amount of re-inker using an aqua painter (or small paint brush) and putting the ink inside the embossed image. The ink will spread out due to the water and you end up with a really cool effect, now you see why you have no control over where the ink goes lol. I used three different colour on the petals and two different colours on the stem and leaves, here is a close up of the end result. I created the mottled background by inking the stamp using Sahara Sand ink and then daubered the top part of the stamp using black ink, spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped the image on the card.
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below. Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
Here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop
1 – Sandi MacIver – Canada
2 – Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
3 – Amy Koenders – USA
4 – Lee Conrey – USA
5 – Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
6 – Marine Wiplier – France
7 – Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
8 – Heather Wright-Porto – USA
9 – Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
10 – Nadine Weiner – Germany
11 – Alison Solven – Canada
Floating Re-Inker Watercolour Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.