April 13, 2007

Playing with Ink

I put this card together for my Craft Critique article today about the Suze Weinberg Melt Pot. I thought I'd pop in over here and chat about the details on the card. The background is stamped on Watercolor Paper with the set "Starstruck" by Stampin' Up! Inks used are; Night of Navy, More Mustard, Buckaroo Blue, and Cranberry Crisp ink. I sponged the paper (dry) with Buckaroo Blue Ink, then I strayed it with water lightly and spritzed it with a homemade "Walnut Ink" I created by mixing several colors of reinker in water.

I used about a 1/4 c. water with about 20 drops of Chocolate Chip, 10 drops of Creamy Caramel, 10 drops of Close to Cocoa, 3 drops Mustard and 1 drop Real Red. That "Chemistry for Painters" class finally came in handy after all these years!

I love the running ink and spottiness and the vintage western look you get with this technique and stamp set. The article today on Craft Critique will tell you more about how I used a Melt Pot to give my Hodgepodge Hardware a leg up.


Colleen Schaan said...

great card...this is a new technique for me! Thanks for sharing.

Ann Morrell said...

Sarah...vist the following site and you will soon learn how to use your melting pot....the directions and literature are really good... and I for one love my pot.

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SC-The Artful Mama said...

This card turned out beautifully! I like the colors, images, and hardware used.
Susan Chong

apigonfire said...

this is a fabulous card! I love the "rustic" look that you achieved! so much fun!

tyrymom29 said...

WOW what a great Card !!! LOve it TFS!!