Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Watch for it Wednesday #4

Have you ever thought that you would like to try something different on your cards or scrapbook pages? Well, why not try inking with items that you find around your home to give your projects a fabulous unique look.
I inked a piece of paper to use on the front of my card by inking the textured side of a kitchen dish sponge to give my paper a grid appearance.

This is the technique I used:-

1. Cut out your piece of paper that you want to ink to the size that you need it.
2. With an ink pad (you could also use paint) ink the textured side of a kitchen sponge cloth so that it has a really good coating of ink.
3. Place the kitchen sponge (inked face down) onto the paper that you want to ink and firmly push the sponge down, so that the ink transfers over to the paper, being careful not to let the sponge move so that the ink is not smudged on the paper underneath.

4. Carefully remove the sponge and you are now left with your inked piece of paper. Remember to let your paper dry. Time will differ depending on what you use to ink or paint with. I like to use TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INK because it dries pretty much straight away.
5. Once the inked paper is dry, decorate or place it onto your project as needed.

To finish making my card, I also used some 3D adhesive foam squares, wire mesh, the COTTAGE CUTZ WEATHERVANE ROOSTER and the GO KREATE ‘SKIPTON’ COMPACT ALPHABET. Both of these dies are available for sale at THE SCRAPPING COTTAGE.


Rochelle said...

This is a great technique! It really creates a simple and amazing addition to the backgrounds of cards or tags! Thank-you so much for the great tip!

Ruth Ellen said...

I love learning new ways to add fun texture to my diecuts!! This technique is great!! Thanks Natasha!

Beverly S. said...

Great technique. Love your pretty.