Three more tags to share today. For some reason I found the first two tags really challenging. Had to wait until my Archival Ink pads arrived before I could play with these inks. I never knew what the main differences were in the different inks before, but now that I do, it makes stamping so much easier!
The first tag was made using alcohol inks. I think this is my best alcohol ink background, which is why I used it for my sample. For some reason, I had a hard time achieving the same effect as Hotlz Sensei. I'm glad the photo picked up some of the gold that was hiding. After I did the background, I just stamped over it using my black Archival ink pad. These are becoming one of my favorite ink pads!
This 2nd tag was also challenging. I had to re-play the video several times to understand what Sensei was saying. I guess I never thought you could do a resist technique just using inks and no embossing. This Archival Ink resist technique was done using Archival Inks (light colors) and distress inks (supposed to be dark). I think I should've used a darker distress ink color for the background. I'll admit, I was chicken. I didn't have the guts to go darker, but I'll try doing so next time.
This last tag was playing around with my new water brushes. After stamping w/Archival inks, I used the waterbrush to paint the images. Used Tumbled glass on the leaves and one of the browns (sorry, I forget which one!) on the kanji. I thought it was cool to color it in so that it looks like I punched it out and adhered it to the tag, but really the kanji was stamped directly onto the paper. BTW- used watercolor paper for this technique. Don't frustrate yourself like me and use regular cardstock. Waterbrush + Watercolor paper + Distress inks = Happy Me!
Be back soon with a few more to share... Have a great week!
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