Ink Smooshing Fun!

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Hey guys, how are you? Have you tried ink smooshing? I love it, and it’s so great for making lots of quick and easy backgrounds, but I hardly ever do it! I recently saw someone using a piece of acetate to do the technique, so I thought – I’ll give that a go with some embossing!

Wow have recently brought out their amazing Polished Gold embossing powder in a super fine powder, which I was delighted with, as it will be perfect for sentiments and fine details. I inked up a floral stamp from Studio Katia (which I think has been discontinued now, but is very similar to this one) with embossing ink, and stamped it on to some white cardstock.

I added the superfine gold powder and set with my heat tool – the image came out so crisp and perfect!

Next, I applied three colours of distress oxide ink directly to my glass mat (mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber and picked raspberry) and sprayed them with water. I first picked up the picked raspberry with a piece of acetate and smooshed it down over the heat embossed image. I continued to pick up more ink and smoosh it until I was happy with the coverage. I then repeated the process with the yellow and blue inks, so that where the colours overlapped, it created a rainbow.

When the ink was dry, I cut a black panel measuring 4″ x 5.25″, then trimmed the ink smooshed panel slightly smaller, and matted it onto the black panel. I added both to a white A2 card base.

To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment in the same gold powder, fussy cut and added it with foam tape.

Thanks for joining me again this time – I’ll see you soon for some more Exploring Embossing!

Jayne Vaughan

Hey! I’m Jayne, or you may know me as Card Days’ Night!

I live in Chester, UK, with my husband and two young daughters, and I work as a travel lawyer – so life is pretty full on! When I’m not busy with work, kids and family life, I love nothing more than spending time in my craft room. Cardmaking is my passion but I also love planning, memory keeping and sewing.

I love to explore new places, but I’m always happiest when I’m home!

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