I found a little time for crafting last night and this morning, so I decided to try out this week’s technique at Summer Card Camp using the week’s featured color combo again:
The technique is named “fingerinking,” in which you use your fingers to distribute the ink over an embossed image – which utilizes the emboss resist technique also – for a sort of marbled effect. This was my first attempt with any technique of this sort, either fingerinking or emboss resist, so it was a learning experience for me. Hopefully it didn’t turn out too poorly!
First thing I did was to grab some coupons and head to my local craft stores to purchase some Distress Inks, since I had none. I just purchased an assortment and figured it would work itself out somehow! I also grabbed some shimmer spritz while I was there, just for kicks.
Next, I began the project by making the focal panel first, to see how the color would end up being distributed, in order to gauge how I should use the other colors. So this card developed from the focal panel, rather than with a predetermined design. It’s a pretty simple design, though. I think.
After stamping the image and heat embossing it in white, I began the inking with some Tea Dye and Vintage Photo, and then worked in some Tattered Rose and Barn Door til the result seemed interesting. I misted it with some Shimmer Spritz (which you can barely see in the above photo) and inked the edges with the Vintage Photo ink. It didn’t quite turn out how I thought it would, but all in all, I’m fairly pleased with my first attempt at this technique.
Since this is a learning experience, I won’t feel too bad to admit that my sentiment is stamped slightly crooked, which led to a slightly crooked placement of the rhinestones. The drawback of using our hands and not machines, eh?!
Anyway. Not too bad, I suppose.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Wildflowers (Sweet & Sassy Stamps); Through the Trees (PTI)
Cardstock: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Inks: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Barn Door (Tim Holtz Distress Inks); Versamark; Bronze Pigment Ink (Colorbox)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Recollections from Michaels); Brown Satin Saddle Stitch Ribbon (Offray); Bronze Embossing Powder (Hampton Arts); Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko)
Tools: Layered Arches Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Mat Stack #4 Die (PTI); Cane Print Impression Plate (PTI)