by Tricia Barber
Hello all! Tricia here with you today to share some old school techniques for the current Poppystamps Challenge. I have two for you today: ink smooshing and using your dies to create backgrounds. It is so much fun to get out your inks and ink smooshing up a bunch of backgrounds. I generally use three colors for an A2 panel and you want to use colors that are close to each other on the color wheel, otherwise you will have muddy brown! I think dye inks give the best results and use a surface that will allow you to ink directly on like a glass mat. I start by watering down an A2 watercolor panel. Using three different areas on your surface, stamp the ink pad directly down and then add some water. The ink and water will bead up and then you can start to pounce your cardstock thru the three inks. I use my heat tool to dry in between pouncing. This gives a great layering of the various colors on the panel. For my card today, I used Distress Inks in Lumberjack Plaid, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. Once satisfied with the color of the panel, then I used my heat tool to fully dry the panel. I die cut my panel with the Luscious Script Thanks and die cut the shadow from black cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere to each other.
To make my background, I have used another old school technique, using die cuts! I love finding creative ways to use my dies. I die cut from white cardstock using the smallest and the middle die from Brilliant Rings to create my background. With the smaller die, I die the center out of each of the middle die cut circles. I then layered onto the card base with liquid adhesive.
I stamped a sentiment from Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit and added some Fairy Drops to finish it off! What are some of your favorite Old School techniques? Share your card with us and link up your design on the Poppystamps post here. A winner will be chosen at random of the Old School PSC#108 challenge, see the challenge post for more details. You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to play along!