May 21, 2013

Some more inky goodness!

Hi everyone.  Its Karon here from Karon's Krafty Korner sharing with you another new to me technique.

This is called Smacking Acetate or I would prefer to call it "Messing around with ink and water!" LOL!

You can make some fabulous background papers or papers that you want to cut and make flowers - the uses for this are endless, and you get a unique result every time.

Here is my finished card.


Firstly, you will need a piece of acetate, either some water based markers or some re-inkers.  I used CTMH  water-based dye ink markers.  Some white paper, I used the Recollections white paper, you want something that is a little porous - to take the ink and water. A mini mister or water spray.


I found this technique by Gina K on Stamp TV, she uses re-inkers and here is a link to the video for this method.

I do not have any re-inkers, as such, so I used the markers instead and was still really pleased with the results I got.

So, cut a piece of card stock a little bigger than you actually need.  This will enable you to trim to your desired size afterwards.

Take you acetate, and as many markers as you want to use.  I chose 3 colours, that I felt I could work with. Don't do too many, or I think you will end up with just a muddy mess.

Now comes the fun part.  Just scribble randomly over the acetate with your markers.  I have done two to show you.



Get you water mister and spray gentle over the inks until you see that the whole area is wet, but not soaking.



Place you piece of paper (smack) down on top of the inked acetate and press out gently.  Lift the paper away and wait to dry - or use your heat gun.  Your acetate sheet can be just wiped clean and used again.


Here are the two papers, and I even tried it with some doilies.




Now all you have to do is use them on your cards.

For my card I used a 6" by 4" base and then layered up my papers.  The designer paper is from a stack by Me & My Big Ideas called Forever Water Colour.  The ribbon flower was made by my daughter Shannon.

The sentiment is from a set call Hooray for Birthdays by Scrappy Mom's, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.


For the inside I used the same papers and stamped a little flower in two of the corners.


I hope you will give this technique a go - it is so easy and yet so effective and of course unique every time.

Have fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

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