Friday, June 25, 2010

Discovering Inks and Stamping

I only just started using inks and stamping. What got me started was the fact that I got some supplies in a goody bag at the all-day event I went to in May for National Scrapbook Day (my husband's birthday gift to me). I figured it was time to start seeing what I could do with the clear stamps I had. The wording on this page was done using clear alphabet stamps from my goody bag as well as some ink that was supplied as well. This page was for my daughter's May 2009 pictures. Because I wanted to use teal as a complimentary color to the pink of the page, I also inked the edges of the page so that it pulled everything together. I'd say that this was a pretty good attempt for my first time (if not very adventurous).

My next use of the inks I had was to use them to add some "zing" to foam letters that I had that were in a very neutral brown-grey hue. The funny thing is that I thought I could ink the letters after they had already been put on the page. WRONG! I ended up with little bits of ink on the paper. I decided to make my mistake work for me and ended up taking a tissue and applying the inks to it and smudging the color around the lettering on the page to tie it all in and make the first smudges look intentional. Amazing what happens when a mistake inspires you :)

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