Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ink Blending

Howdy, Readers, 

I've been watching lots of craft videos with ink blending and decided I wanted to experiment a bit with the Simon Says Stamp inks I already had. I followed the Frugal Crafter's advice to try to make my own ink blending tools out of foam make up applicators. I sort of ended up not using the applicator's properly, but I had a lot of fun playing around. I also ended up cutting pieces out of the applicators to make interesting stamped/blended shapes. 

None of the pieces ended up looking all too great on their own, so I made my own "pattern paper" rectangles with my trusty Lawn Fawn's Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and my new trusty My Favorite Things' Stitched Circle Stax--I wanted to get as many pieces out of each sheet as possible. Stay tuned for these pieces to show up in future projects! Below you will see some process photos and then an image of the sheet after inking and then the final die cut product. 

Not only would I certainly never have thought I'd be doing this a year ago, I would also never have thought I'd have a reason to buy make-up applicators...

PS. Subsequently, the Frugal Crafter put out this amazing video covering the basics of ink blending. I definitely recommend! 


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