How long has it been since you have done a re-inker technique?
It’s been a while, right? Ditto for me!
I happened to take a class a The Stamp Nation and one of the techniques the instructors used was a simple watercolored background with re-inkers. Then Vicki Boutin did a Live on Wednesday and did a very similar technique with Distress Inks.
I had to pull out my re-inkers and play! I have all these cover dies that I love to create with and making beautiful backgrounds is a perfect way to use them. Re-inkers are one of those mediums you can have in your mixed media arsenal. It’s just concentrated dye ink so you get really intense colors when you create with the re-inkers over the ink pad smooshing technique.
Yesterday, I shared 3 cards that I had made with this stamp set. Today I have a video that I want to share using the same stamp set, background stamp and the same background technique and 4 different cards.
This is the first background you will see on the video and it is so quick and easy to create. While you are creating these backgrounds, create a bunch of extra ones for your stash. You know you will have some days that are really busy and a ready-made background in your stash will make you happy!
This stamp set uses the Flower Burst Cover Die. I just kept the camera black and white with a touch of yellow. There was already a lot of color on that card.
This card used one of the backgrounds that I used the leftover ink on. Pretty, isn’t it? I love this one. I used a die from the Crafter’s Essential die set from Kat Scrappiness that I’ve had for a while. I colored the cameras in with Copics for a rainbow effect and a pop of color.
This is the perfect die for those square scraps of watercolor paper you will see in the video. I used them to make little background pieces with the extra ink on my mat. This is just a stitched circle die that I cut out of the card front and popped the background piece behind it. Super simple to do. The camera just has a touch of yellow and that is that!
This card used the Retro Star Cover Die and one of the backgrounds I used to use up the extra ink. Because I chose re-inker colors that coordinated with this Poppin’ Patterned Paper pack, all my backgrounds worked with this paper. Again, I kept the camera black and white with just a touch of that aqua in the center to pull in the background. I love this card. This is one of my favorite cover dies and I use it a lot.
Check out the video tutorial so you can see how easy and fun this technique is:
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I hope you feel inspired to sit down and create a bunch of backgrounds today! Have fun!!
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