|GOOD TIMES - I've used a metal die to cut the shape after doing all the artwork, then kept the die in place to add extra shading at the edges, which results in a lighter border. I rather like this effect!|
|GOOD TIMES - detail of corner, with satin ribbon.|
|I love the way the colours blend together, making new shades.|
|Images by Paper Artsy, swirl by Stampington|
|I love these brads - they look like screws!|
|BOY - I created the artwork first, on dark red card. I die cut it, then ran it through an embossing folder.|
|Detail of the little bottles and the lace|
|Detail of the soldered glass slide holding a vintage photo|
In the Old Days, we used to scuff the actual pad along to create the shading. All I can say is, God bless Tim Holtz, Ranger Inks and their wonderful Blending Tool! You can use it (or a piece of Cut'N'Dry) with vitually any ink, and it really makes the job a pleasure rather than a chore. I used to get cramped hands trying to guide full sized ink pads.
|This one I did around a year ago|
I'd forgotten how much fun this technique is - I'll certainly be doing more - I'm addicted now.