Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Felt Ink Pad Technique....

Today's technique is the felt ink pad technique.  This technique works great when you want areas of a stamp to be colored differently but you don't want to use markers.  It works best with images that have good separation between the different colors.
 Here's what you need:
      Stamp set - I used Funky Four
      StazOn ink - the color doesn't matter
      Reinkers - multiple colors (I used Pumpkin Pie, More
                           Mustard, Chocoloate Chip & Old Olive)
      Cardstock to stamp on
 Ink your image with the StazOn ink and stamp onto the felt.  Clean your stamp.
 Your felt will then look like this.  If you are not using a clear mount, you may want to trace around the outside edge of your wood block with a Sharpie on the felt so you can align it better later in the technique.
Place a piece of plastic, wax paper or cling wrap under your grid paper so you don't get ink on your table or wherever you are working.  Using a reinker, color over the first portion of the image.
 Repeat the process using the other color reinkers on the felt.
 Take your stamp and press it onto the felt lining up the image so you get each color ink on the various portions of the stamp.
Remove from felt and stamp onto your cardstock.
 Your stamped image will look like this.  Since the felt holds the ink, you can make several images before you need to reink the felt.
Here's my card using this technique.  It is a simple technique but very effective!

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