Saturday, March 20, 2021

InkOn3 | Ink Smooshed Backgrounds with White Flowers

I love to ink smoosh, don't you!? It gets a bit messy, but the results are so colorful and fun! Today I'm sharing ink smooshing with Atelier Inks and using the NEW Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set from InkOn3

Let's just dive right in to those gorgeous backgrounds! I ink smooshed two ways. I started by putting some Bee Sting Yellow, Sweet Petunia Pink, and Trinity Teal Atelier Inks onto my glass work surface. I spritzed them with water and picked up all three colors at once with a piece of plastic and smooshed it onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. I continued to pick up ink until my panel was full. I liked this background, but mixing all three colors together at once created some muddy areas, so I tried a second method to reduce the mud. Haha! 

I used the same three colors of Atelier Ink for my second background, but this time I used them one at a time. I added a bit of Bee Sting Yellow, dried the panel, then Sweet Petunia Pink, dried the panel, and Trinity Teal, and dried the panel. Allowing the colors to dry in between and adding them one at a time reduced the amount of mixing. There's definitely still some mixing of color, but I don't have muddy colors this time. I watered down some Paint it Black Atelier Ink and added ink spatters all over each background. 

I didn't want my images on top to take away from my pretty Atelier Ink backgrounds, so I decided to leave them white. I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set and trimmed them with my scissors. I mounted them with foam on my backgrounds. I stamped sentiments from the Here for You Stamp Set with Juicy Watermark Emboss Ink and heat set them with Arctic White Ultra Fine Embossing Powder. I trimmed them into strips and added them to the center of my floral cluster. 

I added a bit of glam to the sentiment strips with Liquid Pixie Dust to complete this card set. I hope you'll try this ink smooshing technique! 

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