For our ‘homework’ at Stamp Club we were given a sketch to reproduce – you’ll see it below. I had recently seen a technique I fancied trying, it’s called the Reinker Float Background Technique and can be found at Stamping 411. There are some really fun techniques on that site and I recommend a browse around it (once you’ve finished here, of course 🙂 ).
I’ll walk through all the steps in my thought process again – click on the first image and then right arrow through the rest to read how it was done. Thanks for looking.
I seem to never be satisfied with my first attempts at stuff lately! I had to try another version of this same sketch and same reinker technique. This time, I used a smaller stamp for the background, from the same ‘Time’ plate as before but it’s an image of a globe. I stamped it all over and ‘off’ the edges of the piece of shimmer card and used yellow, green and a little of the red Distress Reinkers. I dipped more ribbon in the puddles and left the whole wet mess to dry overnight.
This time I turned the sketch on its side, the #2 layer is yet another image off that same ‘Time’ plate and I smudged the edges with green ink while it was still in the die. I drew around the outside of the same die onto dark gold card and cut it out to give a narrow border (the next size of die was too big).