- Ink up images with brown ink pad and stamp onto masa paper. For this this technique, the idea here is not to get a crisp image, but more of a worn look.
- Wad up paper into a ball and soak in water for about 1 minute.
- Gently unfold and dry flat. You can use a hair dryer to speed up drying time.
- Use a paint brush and acrylic ink to outline the image. No need to be super straight - part of the charm of this technique - no straight lines! Allow it to dry.
- Use a water brush to add color with the H2O pots. I drop some clear water into the little pots and let them set for a few minutes to get to a runny toothpaste consistency. Allow a color to dry on the paper before painting a new color next to it. The results should be imperfect - a bit rustic. Leave some white.
- When all the sections are dry, cut around outline.
- Use a paint brush and acrylic ink to paint in between the sections. Again, don't worry about being straight - just have fun with it. Set aside to dry.
- Ink up frame image with gold ink and stamp onto A2 size piece of Cryogen Gold card stock. Re-ink and stamp again to cover piece completely. Trim 1/4' off top and one side. Adhere layers to base card.
- For the inside of the card, ink up smallest fan silhouette image and stamp on the bottom. Repeat to form a little fan row.
Stamps: Michael Strong silhouette fan & frame
Inks/Paints: FW Acrylic Artist Ink sepia (I won this bottle in Helen's class!), StazOn timber brown, Encore Gold Metallic, LuminArte Twinkling H2O's cinnamon stick, bougainvillea, sky blue, solar gold, persimmon, key lime, plumeria, spiced pumpkin
Paper: Masa Paper - a Japanese Rice Paper, Cryogen white gold, Club Scrap
Accessories: paint brush, water brush,
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!