Don’t throw away your waste paper before trying this inked wrinkle technique.
The other day I was working on a sublimation project and I was discarding my protective paper. I hated the idea of throwing away paper and came up with this idea for its use. Using the scrap paper, I Inked it to make an interesting texture. I happened to use Protective Paper from Artesprix. It has a vellum or parchment paper look to it.
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The idea here is to use waste paper. The protective paper I had couldn’t be used again for sublimation because it had some ghosting of the sublimation ink on it which might transfer if used again. I started with a black ink pad and then continued with different colors of ink.
This is the inked wrinkles after I added a few different colors of ink. After finding this successful, I did it again with sublimation ink pads and I will have a tutorial on that outcome posted soon.
I ended up making a card with the wrinkled paper. I think it could be used in a variety of different ways. No more wasted paper for me. I will be keeping a stash of these wrinkled ink papers for crafting. Did you find this useful? Let me know in the comments.
Learn this special technique to transfer ink from a stencil to create a negative image.
It might be hard to imagine that these two cards were made with the same stencil. The Get Well Card came first. A stencil was used to create a subtle tie-dye effect for the background and is the positive stencil image. With all the ink on the stencil, I didn’t want to just wash it away. I tried a transfer technique using a die-cutting machine and it worked really well making the background piece I used for the magical card. (the magical card tutorial will post on Jan 3, 2022)
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You can see the materials I used to create the background on the blue cardstock. The colors of Distress Oxide used were Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire. The stencil is from Fairy Stampers and is used with a light application of Pixie Spray to hold it in place.
I used the CrossOver II die cutting machine to impress the inked stencil onto my cardstock. This machine has an adjustable steel roller system so I could add the amount of pressure I needed to get a good transfer.
A close-up of the card’s corner shows how the ink transferred from the stencil. I love how I was able to get two different images from one stencil. The inks I used were three different colors of Distress Oxide that were randomly applied with a blending brush.
Learn how to foil your stamped images with this special technique.
You can make your own foiled embellishments with this fun and relaxing technique. Using DecoFoil and a rubber stamp you create your image, and then use watercolors to finish coloring the images. The foil acts as a resist for the watercolor leaving its glimmer behind.
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DecoFoil transfer adhesive pen
Derwent Inktense pencils
Yatsutomo Metallic watercolor paints
mini Maker – optional
Since we are using an adhesive product on your stamp, you might want to use an older or less expensive stamp. It is very important to thoroughly clean off your stamp with soap and water after using this technique.
It is really difficult to capture the beauty of these pieces on camera due to the reflective nature of the foil. The watercolor and foil together make for a very unique combination. I think this is one of my favorite techniques to create. Probably more for the enjoyment of the process but the outcome is pretty nice too!
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