There was lots of lazing around and a reasonable amount of scrapping done on the weekend and, in between that and the eating Lorraine managed to show us a few techniques she picked up from the Tim Holtz workshop. I was playing around with some of those and created this card:
I started with a piece of plain white cardstock cut down to fit on my card. Now, mine was kind of squarish but, when I make another of these, I will do a full rectangular shape. I used the winter collection of Distress Inks comprising of Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough. Using a blending tool which was slightly angled up to avoid lines on the page (a most useful tip to know) I dragged the three inks onto the cardstock in a random way.
The next step is to wet your fingertips and flick water onto the card. I just love the effect of the watermarks. You can allow it to air dry or you can blast it with your heat gun to speed up the process.
I then got out one of my new masks (did I mention I did some shopping at the retreat?) and reinked parts of the cardstock with the same colours as before. This creates more intense colours in patches.
Repeat the water flicking step and then ink the edges with one of the colours.
I hope you enjoy this one…