Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dye Ink Bleed Technique

Hi! I'm using an older technique today - but sometimes I just like to go back and rediscover techniques I haven't used in a long time! I'll be using the Piano Recital stamp set from Simon Hurley Create. to create a fun non traditional colored Christmas card! Remember to use code SIMDES20 for 20% off when you shop the Simon Hurley Create. line!

It's easiest to do this technique with a stamp positioner tool. I like to use the MISTI. I mounted the Piano Recital stamp set on the door of my MISTI and used some temporary adhesive on the back of a piece of Stark White Cardstock to hold my cardstock in place and inked up the bottom portion with Triple Berry Ink. Then I inked the middle portion of the stamp with Remember Me Ink making sure to overlap the Triple Berry Ink just a little. I did the same thing at the top with Rosy Cheeks Ink, bringing the pink ink down into the blue ink a bit. I love the new colors when the inks overlap! Especially the eggplant purple that mixing Triple Berry and Remember Me makes! I removed my stamped panel and sprayed it just a few times with water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer allowing the inks to move and bleed. Then I dried the panel, replaced the cardstock back in my MISTI, and stamped the Piano Recital stamp over where I originally stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I love this look! The colored ink looks like it's bleeding out from behind the black ink!

I added some spatters of metallic gold watercolor and stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Caroling Squad stamp set and added it to the center of my card. So fun and unexpected for a Christmas card, don't you think?! See you later!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a pretty Christmas card! I love the non-traditional colors!