The MISTI has really changed my card-making life! I strive to be clean and precise in my crafty efforts but at heart, I'm really more of a messy-bessy type...think accidental smudges, lots of mis-stamped images and so much wasted cardstock. The MISTI has really helped me and I use it almost exclusively to stamp(my acrylic blocks are getting dusty).
With the MISTI I get perfectly stamped images because I can re-ink and stamp again. It's also much easier to evenly space images & sentiments, use layering stamps and more. The MISTI is the most used tool in my craft room by far!
Today I was inspired to create using an idea from the amazing Lydia Fiedler, marbling with the MISTI. I was going for a tie dyed look and if you let your eyes go fuzzy for a minute, I nailed it, LOL!
One more thing before I tell you a little bit more about my "tie dye", there are prizes today! Two commenters will win their choice of a MISTI or Mini MISTI AND a prize package from Right At Home! So make sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop before September 8th at noon CST.
Ok, now let's talk tie dye...
Stamp the first layer.
Leaving your stamp & cardstock in the same place (this is the magic of the MISTI), add the next color of ink directly to your stamp with plastic of some kind. I used a little piece of plastic wrap. The crinkles of the plastic help create texture.
I think this technique is so pretty and fun! And it's a little like tie dye right? Haha! I might need more practice but I love it as background and to create a floral coffee cup (with a little masking) using the Right At Home Cup Of Joy and How Have You Bean sets.
top left: Avery Elle Orchid, Mama Elephant Pacific Blue & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti
top right: Mama Elephant, Avery Elle Orchid & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti
middle left: Mama Elephant Piggy Bank, Mama Elephant Apricot & Avery Elle Strawberry
middle right: Avery Elle Mimosa, Mama Elephant Apricot & Avery Elle Strawberry
bottom left: Mama Elephant Rainwater, Avery Elle Mint To Be & Mama Elephant Sweet Lilac
bottom right: Mama Elephant Apricot, Avery Elle Strawberry & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti
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