Floating Re-Inker Watercolour Technique

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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.
Floating Re-Inker Watercolour Technique by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
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.
Floating Re-Inker Watercolour Technique close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
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.
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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.



Comments: 22

  1. Sandi MacIver April 30, 2016 at 2:21 am Reply

    love the colors you chose Patrice, and that stamp is perfect for this technique

    • Patrice April 30, 2016 at 10:32 am Reply

      Thanks Sandi 🙂

  2. Amy Koenders April 30, 2016 at 2:32 am Reply

    Just beautiful Patrice! Your colors work perfectly and I love the clean design. Fantastic!

  3. Shannean Moncrieff April 30, 2016 at 2:56 am Reply

    Patrice – this card is gorgeous. I love the colour combination and think the whole effect is stunning!

    • Patrice April 30, 2016 at 10:33 am Reply

      Thanks Shannean 🙂

  4. Alison Solven April 30, 2016 at 5:09 am Reply

    WOW – this is fantastic! Love the bright colours. Perfect!

    • Patrice April 30, 2016 at 10:34 am Reply

      Thanks Alison 🙂

  5. Paula April 30, 2016 at 6:57 am Reply

    Gorgeous Patrice. I love this technique but still haven’t tried it myself yet! I love your colour choices.

    • Patrice April 30, 2016 at 10:34 am Reply

      Thanks Paula 🙂 you def have to give this technique a go, it is so much fun. First time I have ever done it too.

  6. Erna Logtenberg April 30, 2016 at 7:03 am Reply

    I love love love your card! It’s so wonderful, love the colors and your way of coloring! xx Erna

  7. Jan Clothier April 30, 2016 at 10:10 am Reply

    Beautiful card. Love the depth of colour you’ve achieved.

    • Patrice April 30, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

      Thanks Jan 🙂 I kept adding small amount of the colour to create the depth in colour.

  8. Lee April 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Gorgeous Patrice!! Love the colors and the shading is outstanding.

  9. Heather Wright-Porto May 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm Reply

    These is such s beautiful card!!!!! Very very very nice and amazing job with the technique!

  10. Marine May 5, 2016 at 5:11 am Reply

    Fantastic card Patrice ! And great idea using orange color !

    • Patrice May 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Marine 🙂 I must admit I love using the vibrant colours when doing flowers.

  11. Gloria Sperring May 7, 2016 at 10:40 am Reply

    First of all, Thank you so much for explaining what and how to Float Re-inkers. You know what I mean. I’d heard of it but didn’t know how to do it. Amy K had a video on it but the sound is gone from computer. I’m getting a new one Sunday r Monday. It would take me all day to tell you what’s wrong with my laptop. Thank God I’m getting a new one. Anyhoo, I love your card and again Thank YOU! Happy Mother’s Day.

    • Patrice May 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm Reply

      Thanks for the lovely feedback Gloria 🙂 pleased to hear my explanation helped, have fun playing around with this technique and your new computer.

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