Ink smooshing is a really fun and easy technique and was a great way to create a background for these cute dolphins from Clearly Besotted’s new Make A Splash set. I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card and a couple of ink cubes, Peacock Feathers and Worn Lipstick, smooshing the cubes onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and then dipping the corner of the card into the inky droplets. To create more variation I then added more droplets of water directly to the panel and lifted some of the colour with a paper towel before spritzing everywhere with a Perfect Pearls solution to give a lovely shimmer. If you fancy seeing more of this technique check out Kristina Werner – I’ve linked to one of her smooshing posts but there’s many more examples too :D
Having created the background it was time to get those Dolphins inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut out with their matching dies. I coloured with Copics and foam mounted over the background panel adding some die cut hearts too which were inked with Teeny Bikini. I also used the same ink to stamp the sentiment from A Little Sentimental and partially die cut into a banner.
The new Clearly Besotted release will go live at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) on 5th August at both Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the Design Team :D
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