Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Smooshed

Well, I'm still at it - playing with my Painted Flowers, I mean.  This time I decided to try the ink smooshing technique for a background, and then add the uncolored flowers and a sentiment.  I am thrilled with my first try!

Smooshed

supplies: Black and white cardstock, Bristol paper, worn lipstick, mustard seed, and peeled paint distress ink, water spritzer, Altenew Painted Flowers, Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello die, Avery Elle Simply Said Hello, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

I smooshed the distress inks on my kraft mat, spritzed them with water, and then used a piece of acetate to pick up the inks, one at a time, and smoosh them onto my Bristol panel.  When I was satisfied with the color blending, I heat dried the panel, then overstamped my flowers and added my sentiments.  This resulting color blend reminds me so much of the color of a Peace Rose, and I'm so pleased with how easy it was to do!  I'll definitely be playing more with this technique!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love how you used this technique. Great colors! Keep cool today....looks like it will be a very hot day in OH.

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  2. wonderful LIn! great colors - i was smooshing yesterday but haven't done anything with them yet - guess what i'm going to do???:-)

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  3. REALLY beautiful!! I love your smooshed background with these Painted Flowers....aren't they additive or what? Enjoy and have fun stamping Painted Flowers :)

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  4. It turned out wonderfully!! Love the colour combinations!

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  5. Gorgeous results, Lin! Such a pretty card! ♥

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  6. I love your first attempt too. Those flower images are so perfect for this soft watercolor.

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  7. Well hello right back to this gorgeous card! Isn't that smooshing and painted flower set both so addicting?! Love your take!

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  8. Lovely background and I never get tired of seeing those 'Painted Flowers'!

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