Thursday, 19 April 2012

Re-inkers with a difference...

Have you ever wondered what else you could do with those little bottles of colour gold? Last months class was all about techniques with re-inkers and I have to say it was the messiest class I have done in a long while but also the funniest.
We explored several different techniques...
This card uses the 'shaving foam' tecnique and is like the old 'marbling' we used to do in school with a tray of water. Using the shaving foam means your card doesn't get too wet. Each piece of card will have an individual pattern.

 Here is a close up of the background so you can see the pattern better. The fish were made using punch art.
  This card uses re-inkers to create a Polished Stone background. It uses rubbing alcohol which means you can keep working the ink until you are happy with the result. It's hard to show just how pretty it looks on camera but it's well worth trying.
 This final card uses a technique called 'smooshed inks' and has to be the hardest to master but one of the best results. Again it's hard to see the full effect in a pic but you end up with a fabulous finish and again each piece will be unique.
 Arty angle close up of the background... See how it shines!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the lovely things you can do with those rather inocuous looking bottles. If you would like to know more about these techniques or any others then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Any demos out there who would like to teach these techniques get in touch and I will point you in the direction of instructions.

Till next time.... Happy crafting


  1. Fabby set of cards Emily. Hope all well with you. See you in Leamington! Zx

  2. FABULOUS!!! You did a wonderful job on all of them! Worth the hair-pulling I'd say!

  3. Wonderful! What is the name of the stamp set with the child seining? I love it!

    Oh! Happy Birthday! Jeannie told me.

  4. Mrs Jones... the stamp set is Forever Young and is a fabulous set, so useful for many different occasions.

    Thnak you for your wishes too x