Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Floral You’re On My Mind Card

I know I posted this sentiment not too long ago, but I needed a thinking of you card.

Late in July I purchased a small set of blending brushes from The Stamp Market (The set of 3 was on sale for $11.99 – I had never tried brushes before.), this was my first time inking one of them. The brush did seem to apply ink easier than the Tim Holtz mini blending tool (I don’t have a dedicated sponge for each color, so that may be a factor). Not sure if my wrist liked the motion of the brush, though.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Dylusions, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Watercolor Stenciling Trio of Cards

watercolor stencil trio

On Monday, the post on the Simon Says Stamp Blog was Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Watercolor Stenciling. I was very inspired by the backgrounds that Nina-Marie was able to create with stencils and distress inks.

I pulled out a few stencils and some Distress Inks and made three different backgrounds. Of course, I am never quite satisfied with the wet version of any watercoloring. I must set it aside and wait to see the dry version.

The next day, I did see backgrounds that were at least useable! I will definitely try this technique again.

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Glossy Black, Night of Navy, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, dies – Impression Obsession (congrats), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), stencils – Heidi Swapp, Ranger/Dylusions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.