- Clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder
- Heat tool
- Glossy Accents
- Stamping Ink
- Pigma Micron Pens in black
Next, use your stamping ink to color the background. You can use your choice of applicator tools, or even direct-to-paper. I used a brayer on this piece; I also chose to use textured cardstock here for a fabric-like appearance. Wipe off excess ink using a tissue, then trim the panel to your chosen size.
That stamping ink comes in handy for all kinds of things, and many of them don't involve a stamp at all. I used mine to color part of some Petaloo Color Me Crazy flowers, as well as edging a ribbon slide sentiment label for added definition. Ink also adds some awesome dimension to your die cuts when you sponge all the edges with coordinating ink.
fairy paper, outlined it with Glossy Accents, then filled it in. Any air bubbles can be popped with a pin before it dries, if you choose. This technique does involve drying time (sorry, the heat tool won't work here), and the thicker the gloss the longer it will take to dry.
|The wet Glossy Accents will look milky.|
|Dry Glossy Accents will be shiny and dimensional.|
Finally, the Pigma Micron pens are perfect for adding all kinds of details. I love the set of three, since the different line widths can give a different feeling on your projects. They dry quickly and won't smudge, so I love to use them when I need to hand write all or part of my sentiment. Another alternative is decorative pen work, such as doodling some flourishes. Or, as I did, adding drawn stitching. To make it more realistic looking I punched holes first, using a paper piercer and my Tim Holtz ruler.
With these few basic supplies, you can create all kinds of different designs. Simply change your stamps, paper color, and/or ink color for a completely different look in a short period of time!
FYI, for those who are interested: the background stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms and the sentiment stamp is from Close To My Heart. The ribbon slide label was cut using Make The Cut software.C