Loll really is the technique wizard in our card-making world, right? Watching her videos really makes me want to give them a try.
I had saved a few paper towels from another project and, following instructions, I just couldn't get a bright enough impression and figured it was because there wasn't enough ink in the towel.
Back to the drawing board - or clip board in this case... I have one that has a full sheet of acetate on it to which I smooshed some bright yellow Distress Oxide ink and mopped it up with said paper towel.
With all of my other attempts, I had more ink on my hands, than on the Bristol paper. This time, I made a sandwich:
- placed the Bristol paper on my acetate
- next: my color-saturated paper towel
- spritzed it with water
- placed the background stamp on that
- and weighed it down with two large books.
I was immediately intrigued...
From there, it was just a matter of making a card from it … and voila! For August's CAS Mix Up Challenge! using paper towel printing, stamping, heat embossing, water coloring, and a few added splashes of color...
Of course I wasn't going to waste that first try!
I trust the recipient won't try to lift my fingerprints!! lol
Have a happy Tuesday! Thanks, Loll, for encouraging me to try new things!
Wplus9 Tropic Fever and dies, 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles, and Doodle Buds.
MFT Hula Hoop - evidently no longer available?