Tuesday, 31 July 2007



I've just spent the afternoon assembling the bits for my Inky Background cards and it was really strange. Half way through I realised that I hadn't done any real cards for ages and ages - just ATCs and mini books and stuff like that. I found it really hard to put them together because I'd lost the knack, if you know what I mean? We don't half get stuck in a rut at times.

Making Inky Backgrounds is easy. Just take two pieces of glossy card and mist one with water. Add a few drops of ink (I used Ecoline Inks, then Adirondack and Distress reinkers) and mist again, then put the other piece of card on top, pressing down to transfer colours. Leave to dry.

You have to be careful not to use too many colours or too much ink, or it muddies, but you can get a lot of background papers in a very short time if you do a few while you're at it - it will keep you going for ages.

Don't worry if they look yukky when they're done - when you've stamped them they'll look totally different. What matters most is how you put them together and how you bring out the colours afterwards.

Saturday's workshop went well. I'll upload what we made in a day or two - just need to clear some space to take the photos. We always have a lovely time and the girls seem to enjoy it no matter what we do, which is great for us. We're always so relieved when they like the projects!!

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