I’m excited to be back again with another video collaboration with Ingrid and we are reviewing five much-loved techniques that often get pushed to the side. They aren’t forgotten because they aren’t good but sometimes we get distracted by all the fancy new tools and trends that these techniques star to collect dust. These techniques are great because they don’t require a lot of supplies.
Don’t forget to check out the video directly here on YouTube so you can see the mentioned video links as well as Ingrid’s video, you won’t want to miss it! All techniques are described in the video so I will just briefly outline the techniques and main supplies.
The technique is called Joseph’s Coat. You begin on a colourful background and stamp the background in clear embossing ink. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat it up until melted. Lastly, cover the whole background in black ink. I used Frosted Garden by Altenew and a Hello die by My Favorite Things.
This technique is double stencilling – literally laying one of top of the other. I used two stencils – Backsplash and Twisted Sunburst followed by a Hello die by My Favorite Things.
The next card features a watercolor technique in which I use acetate to distribute the color. The stamp that I used is from scrapbook.com. It is important that you work with watercolor paper for this technique.
Faux Watercolour Stamping
The next technique is also a faux watercolor technique in which I stamped an entire background with a stamp that has been sprayed with water. This allows the ink to be disbursed in a more liquid form.
The last card is a technique that I have been incorporating on many of my cards lately and that is easy scored lines. All it takes is the use of the score pal or a bone folder and a ruler and you can make some really pretty patterns on your card stock by adding lines that are really elegant. It’s just a nice way to add texture to your card.