'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

I haven't done this for YEARS and I mean three or four years, but you'd think I'd have learned enough by now not to make silly mistakes? No, think again! I'll upload what I've done with some explanations :) This one is the BIG mistake. I stamped it first, then flipped it and added the stuff (see instructions) taking a bit more care to place colours where I wanted them to be. When I turned it over, the ink had run - I'll try harder next time:) I used Stewart Superior Document ink - next time I'll use Stazon!

This one is Adirondack reinkers - quite nice, but a bit heavy, even though I took off a lot of colour with the kitchen towel. I used Butterscotch, Terra Cotta and Rust.

For these two I used Ecoline inks. Pretty colours - very highly pigmented - and it worked okay BUT the acetate stuck to the paper. Worse than that....... in my hunt for Masking tape (of which I have three million rolls - okay, slight exaggeration - about 20) I came across some easy release tape and thought that might be good. I forgot that it was plastic and I was going to heat it!!! So, as I was heating, the paper was curling...... scary stuff. Then when I came to remove the tape, the tissue paper came off too, as it was melded to the tape. NOT something I'd recommend :( This one was done with Posh Inks - you have to imagine the glitter where you can see specks - no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get the scanner to scan glitter!

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