Morning. Today I am using a two-step stamp and a new technique to me on my card. I love coming across some new ways to play with ink and paper.
I will start by explaining how I did the background behind my flowers.
I rubbed DYE ink onto my acrylic block by randomly pressing the ink pad directly onto my block. I added a few drops of Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution right onto the ink. It reacts with the ink by pushing it away leaving some wonderful patterns behind. Then I pressed my block directly onto my paper and let it dry so it would be ready for the next step...the flowers.
For any of you that have never used a two-step stamp set, they are wonderful especially for getting a watercolour look. I took the solid part of the flower stamp and coloured it with Memento markers in a deep blue so it would stand out and the leaves in green. I sprayed with water and stamped onto my inked background. When that was dry, I inked the outline stamp with Memento black and positioned it over the solid image and stamped.
The flowers I used here are from Rubbernecker Stamps. They have a fantastic selection of floral two-step stamps that are easy and fun to use.
The large bkg. is inked with Distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped for a more subtle, distressed look.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies: stamps-Rubbernecker, Mama Elephant, Hero Arts/ Memento markers and ink/ twine/ pop dots