Saturday, February 28, 2009

Warnig!!!!! Warning!!!!!!

Some of the pictures you are about to see may be disturbing to some, so if you are a neat freak you might want to look away. You have been warned!!!!!!

Now for a little class, people have been asking how I get the effect of spots on my inking, well it's very sinple really.

1. Start with a clean desk or working surface.

2. Protect your surface from the ink with an unused piece of paper.

3. Under that piece of paper make sure you have a nice smooth clean surface to work on, ok this part is NOT true, for a good inking effect you want a rough surface, notice the worn look of my mat protecting my desk. And be sure that you are prepared for that piece of paper not to always protect your surface.

4. Rip linen cover off the dye base ink pad of your choice, I use Ranger Distressing Pads all colors. Once you have ripped the cover off they are now no longer good for stamping only inking, but inking goes so much fast and I have mulitipuls of the colors I use for both.

5. Put the ink pad directly on the paper you want to ink with it lying on your desk top and rub away, start with the lighter color first, you can always add color but if you make it too dark you can not take the color away.

6. Just look at the wonderful marks left on the paper. For blogging purposes I'm showing the white paper under the printed, if you want more mark try leaving some string or tiny bits of paper under it, just play around until you get the effect you want.

7. Now look at the finished project, this is a card that will be in this months card class I think on the 18th. I will post the others later.

Now after seeing my desk, I had to laugh the other day when someone came into the store and asked how I organized my room????? I laughed and said my organizing skills consist of trying not to knock over a pile while stepping over it to get to the desk.

This concludes my first ever how to post, now you were warned so please do not hold it against me.


Hel said...

I love it. Looks almost as bad as mine room. I also have to step over things, but the really bad part is I have moved into my dinning room to work.

Anonymous said...

we all know a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind!

Anonymous said...

we all know a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind!

Anonymous said...

Laura....don't laugh but NOW I know why your ink pads are the way they way.......I always thought you'd worn them out from use. Not so!!!!!!!!!! HH

Liz said...

lol! fun tutorial... thanks for sharing!