Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Spray, Ink, Smash Tutorial

Quick update, we finally got our camera around 6 last night. WooHoo. I still hate UPS :) We have a bunch of family coming into town today so I thought I would share a quick tutorial with y'all. I just learned how to do this technique at stamp club a couple months ago. It's super easy and gives your paper a faux polished stone look. I decided to give this technique another try when I sat down to work on this months TAC swaps.

Spray, Ink and Smash Technique
aka: Faux Polished Stone

2 pieces of glossy cardstock
spray water bottle
paper towel
Stazon or Palette pad

Spread your newspaper out. You might want to wear latex gloves..especially if you have acrylic nails (the ink gets underneath and leaves a colored ring around your nail..just ask Aunt Patty :)

Take one piece of glossy paper and spray it with water. I usually do 2-3 squirts.

Randomly dribble or dot your reinker across the wet sheet.

Spray your 2nd piece of glossy cardstock with water and smash it onto the base sheet. I press it down until I see ink running out the sides so I know that it’s coated and spread good.

Slowly pull the sheets apart. That's the messy part and your paper will look really dark so take a paper towel and blot to soak up additional ink. Or you can take a new piece of glossy cardstock, spray it and smash again.

Let it dry completely before randomly stamping images in Stazon or Palette ink. You can also go over the entire sheet with Walnut ink to give it an aged look.

That's it! If you give this technique a try, link your card here so I can check it out! Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Charcoal Leaves (TAC), Great Greetings (TAC)
Paper: DCWV, glossy white
Ink: brown Inkxpressions, Ranger Walnut ink, Reinkers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Other: brads
Technique: Spray, Ink, Smash


Kris said...

too cool! Thanks for sharing :) oh and glad you got your camera I hope Ross gave UPS an ear full!

Melissa said...

Kim, this is a really neat tutorial! When I try it, I'll let you know.

I'm so glad that you finally received your camera!! Whew--it took long enough.

Rhonda Maynard said...

Oh wow!! Cool technique!! What a fun tutorial, thanks for sharing this!!