Ink Diffusion with Ink Potion No. 9
I have a very fun card and tutorial featured on the Imagine blog
today. With the changing of seasons into fall we are surrounding by
nature and the wonderful colors of autumn.
The air is a little crisper, the leaves are crunchy, and it is time for
a little fall fun.
I decided to create
a water-colored fall tree surrounded by its fallen leaves.
Skill level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour
Die cut Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine and Labels 49
Decorative Elements from watercolor paper.
Notice that the Decorative Elements have leaves and an acorn in each
corner, which I thought was very appropriate for a fall card!
Stamp Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees in StazOn Saddle
Brown. Select sentiment and position in
a curve on the acrylic block. This is
one of the reasons I like working with clear stamps because you can gently
change the shapes of long slender images.
Thoroughly saturate the die cut with Ink Potion No. 9. Starting with a lightest color in Memento
Pear Tart stamp one of the leaf layers over the trunk image. The color will diffuse around the image and
Stamp another layer of leaves in the next darker ink, in
this case Memento Cantaloupe over the trunk and across the bottom of the image
to start the layer of leaves on the ground.
Continue with the next layers in successively darker inks, in this
example Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, and Potter’s Clay are used. The leave images will become less diffuse as
the Ink Potion No. 9 dries. Dab off
excess with a paper towel.
Use an Ink Blusher to ink around the edges of the die cut
with Memento Potter’s Clay. With
intricate shapes such as Labels Forty Nine, the Ink Blusher allows you to
evenly ink in crevices and around curves.
Use an Ink Blusher to ink the outer edges of the Labels 49
Decorative Elements die cut with Delicata in Celestial Copper. It is one of my favorites for the fall
The Kraft cardstock base is stamped with the layering leaves
images using Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, Potter’s Clay, and
Delicata Celestial Copper.
Adhere the layers together with dimensional foam adhesive.
Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, Potter’s Clay
Water Color paper
Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine and Labels 49
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees
Die Cut machine