Can you get a clean and simple look while using mixed media techniques? Yes, you can! Kymona Tracey shares how on this third day of our week long hop with Eye Connect Crafts. Have you seen today’s blog post over at Eye Connect Crafts? Be sure to check it out and scroll to the end of this post to enter to win giveaways from each company.
Without further ado, Kymona Tracey shares a clean and simple canvas decor piece with a gorgeous pop of color:
Hello everyone!! Kymona here, with another amazing project that I had a blast creating. I’m going to show you how to ink up a die cut chipboard using an intense pigment ink and smooch!!
Yes, I love when I get to play with inks that are new to me. It teaches me about the inks and how I can use them. Are you wondering which inks I’m talking about? Well let me tell you!
Let me show you!!
Those Eye Connect Craft Totem Poppet Seals look real right!!! Lets check out how I created this look.
Here is the list of supplies you’ll need:
- Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® in Volubilis
- Smooch Spritz Silver Foil
- Color Catcher®
- Decor Stamp – Syracuse University (the paint pan and roller)
- Colorbox® Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard
- Eye Connect Crafts Totem Seal
- Watercolor Paint
- Sentiment Stamp
- Foam Tape
How to get started inking up the die cut:
Shake up the Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® in Volubilis bottle to move the ink around.
Using the dropper, add a couple of drops to the Eye Connect Crafts Totem Seal die cut chipboard.
Use the sponge roller to move the ink across the chipboard piece.
Add some ink to the paint pan as needed. Roll the brush in the pan to pick up the additional ink.
Once all the ink is added to the chipboard, let the ink dry for 2 minutes before moving on to the next step.
Once the ink is dry, place the chipboard piece inside the color catcher to prevent the ink from spraying all over the place.
Using the Smooch Spritz® Silver Foil, after shaking it a couple of times, spray about 3 to 4 times, depending on how much ink you want, onto the chipboard for added dimension.
Note: The ink on the box to the right of the chipboard is the sliver foil. The ink on the chipboard gives this awesome black-silver color. Spraying to close gave me that look.
While the ink dries, start on the canvas. Watercolor the background that the seals will rest on.
While the watercolor background dries, attach the seals fin, head, and arms using brads.
Once the canvas dries, temporarily attach the large seal where it goes so that the sentiment can be stamped out using Colorbox® Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard.
Once the sentiment is finished, adhere the seals with foam tape, place the smaller seal on top of the bigger seal.
Super fun and stress free crafting!!
Take another look:
So what do you think? Would you give the Smooch Spritz® and Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® Inks a try in your next project? Please let me know in the comments. To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.
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