05-07-2006, 06:29 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Michigan's palm
I did this technique for a swap, and I used clear embossing ink (or a pigment ink - not Versamark) on regular cardstock. I let it dry just a couple of minutes then I brayered over it with dye ink. It took a few passes and lots of brayering, but the images come out very pretty! Here are the instructions I put with my technique page. (I found it on some webpage, but darned if I can remember where!
) If I remember where I found them, I'll post here again! Have fun - it's a great technique!
Here they are:
Ultrasmooth (Whisper) White Cardstock
Single Color Dye-based Ink Pad
Find a stamp image of swirls, snowflakes, bold images or shadow like images, etc.) Ink the stamp with embossing ink & stamp with it. Do this several times on the card. Do not apply embossing powder or heat. Ink the brayer with the single color dye-based ink pad, then roll it over the card. The embossing ink acts as a resist, the images will appear as more color is applied. You can leave this as is or this can be stamped or embossed in a complementary or contrasting color.
When I did this, I used the big flower from the Looks Like spring set, and stamped it with clear embossing ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I brayered it with orange classic ink. It took lots of brayering for the image to come up, but it makes a lighter image than the orange. Then I used the same stamp and stamped orange over it - really pretty. I'll try to post a picture of the page I did the background on. It really is a great technique.
By the way, I think what she was talking about with Versamark and glossy cardstock is Versamark Resist, but I'm not positive.
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Last edited by msniece1; 05-07-2006 at 07:02 AM..