Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June Technique Class: Reinker Techniques

This month, all of our techniques required the use of reinkers. It was a fun way to end our 6-month club getting a little messy! The first card was made using the Shaving Cream technique. This is one of my favorite techniques, but I don't do it often because of the mess involved. All you need to do is fill a paper plate with a layer of foam shaving cream and drip a few different colors of ink onto the cream. Swirl the ink around in the shaving cream and then apply your paper to the shaving cream. Remove the paper and wipe off the excess cream and you'll discover a beautiful swirly pattern to use in your project.

I thought this technique was perfect for use with the skunk image from "Pun Fun." Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Papers: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, White, Basic Gray
Accessories: Celery Grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch

The next card we made used a version of the baby wipes technique. I saw this technique first at a Stampin' Up! Regional conference. The technique requires you to put stripes of ink on a baby wipe and then smear the wipe across glossy cardstock to create a striped pattern.

I was thinking that this card might be nice for someone working in an office giving a card from the whole group of people. I was happy to use the birds from Zoofari because I don't use them too often. I wanted the striped pattern to be the focus of the card, so the remainder of the card is rather plain.

Stamps: Zoofari, Family Phrases
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Papers: Glossy White, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Large oval punch, turquoise grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin grosgrain ribbon, black brads

The next card was made using the Polished Stone technique. All you need to do for this one is soak a cottonball with alcohol and then add a drop of 2 different colors ink and a metallic ink. Then dab the cottonball randomly on a piece of glossy cardstock. The result is a "stone" or "marble" finish.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Pink Passion, Bashful Blue, Silver, Going Gray, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Papers: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, White, Glossy White
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Silver brads

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