21 September 2010

2nd go at Floating Reinker

After my first attempt which I was pretty happy with but felt needed a wee bit of tweaking. I thought now how do you do this properly. Looked on SplitCoast Stampers - nilch; so Googled the term & found lots of helpful blogs.

These are the tips I found most useful:
  • I knew you needed as high an emboss as possible to get "compartments" - good recommendation to use Craft White & white EP - I think whoever recommended this was right as I could see separate puddles of water the 2nd time.
  • Use Shimmer white paper - still waiting on my next order - so watch out for Part 3. Otherwise watercolour paper (tick).
  • Wet both sides of your card stock after embossing - I did this anyhow as it seemed logical to stop the card stock bending. 
  • Make sure the embossed side is really wet!
  • Add 1 drop of re-inker to a used Dimensionals backing (this is my favourite tip), pick up the drop of ink with your AquaPainter & spread & blend - this was so much easier and I only used 1 drop of each of the colours. On my first attempt I just added drops to the wet card stock & let them run!

Stamp set: Simply Said
Ink: White Craft, Regal Rose (ink & re-inker), Rose Red (re-inker), So Saffron (re-inker)
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, watercolour paper
Other: White embossing powder, Manhattan Flowers EF, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, sponge dauber, aquapainter.


Paula said...

Well, I think you have this technique down pat, Karen. Your card is gorgeous, as are the colours you have used. Thanks so much for posting tips for a better result.

Tracee, Peter, Hayden, Campbell and Bridie said...

beautiful Karen (but then, I liked the first one too!)

Julia said...

a FABULOUS card Karen - I would say too that you have mastered the technique! well done

Judy said...

Gorgeous you've really got this sussed out - I can see you being asked to demonstrate this technique at the next regionals!