The challenge in today’s Make it Monday, is to do some ink blending on coloured cardstock.
It seemed simple but I did have to round file my first attempt. I used a sponge dauber that was too old and it started to crumble and leave streaks in my blending when I tried to use it.
This is my second attempt and while it is much better, the water mark forks that I stamped in the background look somewhat dirty, rather than just being a deeper tone of the paper. I thought about giving them a clear embossing finish but I had already removed the stamps from the Misti, so that wasn’t going to work. Hmm……………….maybe try again with white embossed birthday candles in the background.
Three more videos on how to add texture to make interesting backgrounds. Yesterday, I think I went through a whole package of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and didn’t end up with more than four backgrounds that will find their way onto a real card. The rest will be garbaged (computer doesn’t like it but I want to make garbage a verb, so I am…so there). That is frustrating as it adds to my “per card” cost of my hobby which had been sitting somewhere around a modest $432.00 per card prior to this latest expense :-). But I digress, today was better. All were keepers, but of course, I put a nasty crease in my favourite one, trying to straighten it for the photo. I may be able to salvage it when I turn it in to a card.