Saturday, October 5, 2019

ink smooshing 3 ways with the stamp market

Ink Smooshing is a really fun and easy technique for creating backgrounds for handmade cards!
Hopefully you are joining us for The Stamp Market's October release hop and arriving from The Stamp Market blog.

Now let's talk about ink smooshing and the gorgeous new products from The Stamp Market!
Ink Smooshing is a technique that uses water-reactive inks, water and a surface to "smoosh" the inks onto cardstock to create a background. There are 3 surfaces I like to use for this technique...

#1. ACETATE
A piece of acetate/plastic is the first way I learned to ink smoosh. Acetate is super flexible so it is easy to customize the shape of your "smoosh". And we probably all have a spare piece of plastic laying around that we can use.


#2. ACRYLIC BLOCK
This might also be considered "acrylic block stamping" but I kinda see them as the same thing, LOL! I love the block shapes this method creates.


#3. MISTI
My MISTI is always on my desk so it is convenient to be able to use it for smooshing. 
You can see more about these 3 techniques in this quick video...


Your next stop on the hop is Ashlea's amazing blog!

And you can see The Stamp Market's whole October release HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly


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6 comments:

jintyoo7 said...

Lovely - thank you :-)

Isabel Z said...

Thank you for teaching me a technique that is new to me.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Have been paper smooshing but not with a MISTI! That was so new and it seems to have more control of all the variables! LOVE the new The Stamp Market release for fun and colorful holiday card making!

Cynthia said...
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Tigrrr said...

Thank you for reminding me of this technique. I am inspired.

~ Sharlini

Jenrescuemama said...

I love ink smooshing and that I can control the amount of water added for a more vibrant or muted look!