Monday, October 10, 2016

Polished Stone 2

In a previous post, you saw how to create the Poor Man's Polished Stone background demonstrated by our very own Kathy from Seaside Stampin' Ink. Here is a similar technique, but the streaks of color and stamped images are placed differently on the card:


Isn't it neat how Kathy completely changes the perspective by applying the ink diagonally instead of horizontally for the beach and adding the water? The DD-295 Water stamp really gives movement to the waves, and this unique image also doubles as tree bark when used vertically.

Kathy shows us here yet another, completely different way to use the Mini Spritzers. She fills a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and adds 8-10 drops of dye reinker right into the bottle:


Then she sprays it onto Kromekote Glossy Cardstock:


She does this with a few more colors:



Until it looks like this:


She lays a piece of kitchen plastic wrap right on top of the wet surface:


And then she crinkles it:


Set this piece aside to allow it to dry. When it is dry (5-10 min.), simply lift the plastic wrap:


And this is the STUNNING result:


What a soft, pretty background! All it took to finish was a sentiment (Tradition E-1344) or (Believe D-933) stamped in black and some edging with a Krylon Leafing Pen. Look at the gorgeous finished examples:


Kathy has shared yet another great technique with our loyal and supportive customers!

3 comments:

  1. wonderful tutorials - good luck in Pittsburgh!

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  2. I have watched you do this at conventions. So happy that you posted it here so I can remember the step by step.

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  3. This is so beautiful! I'm enjoying looking at all your techniques in your blog. I have many stamps but haven't used any of them in quite awhile. You've inspired me to take them out and try this!

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