Thursday, March 12, 2009

Technique: Embossed Re-Inker Spread by Crystal French

This totally awesome Technique was invented by my dear friend: Crystal French who accidentally discovered it one day when trying to do a different technique. (She is also my expert Bling supplier, so if you want bling, let me know and I will give you her information!!)
She says this technique works best when you use the sparkle white card stock. It seems to be a little heavier than the Whisper White.
Stamp your open image with Versamark and Emboss with White Embossing Powder on Scrap paper. (You will be cutting the image, in this case the flowers, out later to attach to your card or scrapbook page)
Spritz the entire image with fine mist water several times. Water will pool in the 'wells' created by the embossing.
Touch your watercolor brush into the re-inker, then barely touch one of the water pools. The color will rapidly rush the entire area with the darker color being closer and the lighter as it moves out and becomes more diluted.
The scallops are not really scallops but circles punched out and attached to the back of a strip of the Always Artichoke card stock, then sponged at the edges.

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