Altenew Ink Blending Techniques Class
On Bristol cardstock, I used Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder and Versa Mark Ink to stamp and emboss images from Altenew’s Botanical Garden Stamp set. These images are outlined images and large so they are great for coloring and watercoloring. I stamped and embossed one image at a time because it’s difficult to see the prior stamp. I then used a variety of Distress Inks to blend over the images.
Watercolor for depth
To add some shading and depth to the images, I watercolored the embossed images with Distress Ink. I sprayed water onto the paper-just a little will be ok as this is Bristol and not watercolor paper. I then squished some of the Distress Inks onto my work surface and picked up the colors with a clean wet brush. I added the ink around the images and made sure to clean off my brush before moving to the next color. I really like how the blending caused an ethereal quality and the targeted watercolor brought a bit of depth to the images.
Putting it all together
After the panels were dry, I trimmed them down and mounted them onto fun foam panels and then added to A2 sized cards. The sentiments were from different Altenew stamp sets and were stamped in Momento Tuxedo black ink and then stamped with Versa Mark and then added clear embossing powder to give the sentiment some shine and dimension.
I hope these cards inspire you to try out resist inking and then watercoloring. Please let me know in the comments below which card you like the best. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative day!
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