Sunday, March 01, 2015

Rainbow Smooshing!

If you haven't heard of smooshing, you must go here and check out the "queen of smooshing", Laura Bassen. She also has an easy to follow video so that you can try too!

I've done this technique before, but it had been a while, and now that I have so many more Distress Inks, I thought that I ought to try it again. Now you don't have to use Distress Inks, but they really do react so nicely with water. I have also used Papertrey Ink's Inks (lol, that was awkward to type) and they work pretty good too!

For my card, I started with some of my favorite cotton paper. I bought this paper years ago when I intended to do a bit more letterpressing with the Lifestyles Craft Letterpress kit. However, as much as I loved doing that, I found that this paper is amazing for watercolour techniques!

I stamped and embossed the triangles from Mama Elephant's Trifecta. Once that was set up, I chose my colour scheme and starting smooshing (apply ink directly to an acrylic block, spritz with water and stamp directly to the paper)

Once that was done, I die cut a Happy Birthday sentiment and added a few black sequins and rhinestones.

For my colours I used Fired Brick, Orange Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Crushed Preserves