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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ink Techniques: Rock & Roll

Here is another really simple way to add colour and interest to stamped images!
Ink a stamp with the lighter of 2 colours of ink. Then, rock the stamp by holding it at an angle and roll the edge of the image against the darker ink pad and stamp. You'll have a 2 colour image.
Just remember to start with the lightest colour first or you'll end up having to clean and re-ink your ink pads.

Rock & Roll
I love to combine techniques! I stamped this Rock & Roll leaf image on a Faux Mat using a clear mount stamp block. And, the script image was Stamped Off to lighten the colour before Layering the splotch image in another colour.
Oh, yeah! I stamped the sentiment on cotton twill tape. There's so much to do with just ink!
Debra Burgin's card inspired my design.
Supplies
Stamps
-French Foliage
-Just Believe 116948
Ink
-River Rock pad 109010
-Soft Suede pad 115657
-Early Espresso pad 119670
Paper
-River Rock card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
Tools
-Clear Block D 118485
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-3/8 in. Twill Tape 119970
-Antique brads 117273

Multi Coloured Rock & Roll
The only thing limiting the number of colours you choose to Rock & Roll on an image is it's size. The leaf on this mat has 4 colours of ink.
Start with the lightest colour and ink a section of the image. Continue with more colours allowing the inks to overlap at least a little and stamp.
I used lots of Layering of images, some Stamping Off on both mats and lots of inked edges with Sponge Daubers.
The crumpled leaf started out a natural white. I used ink refills to dab dots of ink onto a plastic surface. Spritz with water and lay the die cut leaf on the ink. Try to keep the ink from mixing too much or the inks will look muddy. I let the leaf dry, then crumpled it and added gold shimmer with Smooch Spritz. Adhere it to the card with dimensionals to keep the crumpled look.
Supplies
Stamps
-French Foliage
-You're a Gem
Ink
-More Mustard 103162
-Tangerine Tango 111834
-Cherry Cobbler 119669
-Old Olive 102272
-Soft Suede 115657
Paper
-Cajun Craze card stock
-More Mustard card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Naturals Ivory card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Leaves die 113459
-Jewelry Tag punch 117190
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Metallic brads 119741
-Dimensionals 104430
-Gold Glow Smooch Spritz 118770

2 Step Rock & Roll with Stamping Off
The butterfly on this card is a 2 step stamp. The solid image was inked and stamped on scrap paper to lighten the colour. Next, ink the edges using the Rock & Roll technique and the same colour of ink. Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the second step image of dots with dark colour. I love having the matching punch to cut out the butterfly!
The centres of the embossed flowers were coloured with a marker.

Supplies
Stamps
-Flight of the Butterfly 111564
Ink
-Tempting Turquoise pad 100814
-Pacific Point pad 111837
-Island Indigo pad
-Daffodil Delight marker 119677
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Island Indigo card stock
-Pool Party card stock
Tools
-Butterfly punch 119848
-Big Shot 113439
-Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder 115964
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-Daffodil Delight 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119254
-Basic Rhinestones 119246
-Dimensionals 104430

1 comment:

Debbie Martin said...

I love your leaf card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the leaf! www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com